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iOS 5.1 Beta References Unreleased iPad 2 Variant (iPad2,4)


iOS 5.1 Beta SDK reveals a never seen before iPad product id, according to 9to5Mac. The new product id is "iPad2,4", suggesting a minor variant of the current iPad 2 line.

The current iPad carries the following number designations, which show differences based on the type of cellular antenna, if any:

iPad2,1 - Wi-Fi iPad
iPad2,2 - AT&T iPad 2
iPad2,3 - Verizon iPad 2

Naturally, "iPad2,4" could represent a Sprint supporting variant of the iPad 2 that has been previously rumored. Apple was reportedly considering a Sprint iPad launch before the holidays, though it seems less likely at this late date.

At this stage, it's not clear if and when Apple might introduce such a model or wait until the iPad 3 launches to introduce Sprint compatibility.

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31 months ago
To be expected due to Sprint iPhone 4S.

Does anyone even buy Sprint's iPhone?


It broke Sprint sales records.
Rating: 8 Positives
31 months ago
More likely a CDMA&GSM version, like the 4S. A separate version for sprint just doesn't make much sense.
Rating: 6 Positives
31 months ago
Couldn't a Sprint version use the same identifier as the Verizon one since they are both CDMA? Are there separate ones for Sprint and Verizon iPhone 4S's?
Rating: 6 Positives
31 months ago
That's interesting. What are the product codes for iPads outside the US then?
If each carrier has a distinctive code I'm intrigued now how the iOS differentiates the iPads elsewhere. Riddle me this, Batman!
Rating: 5 Positives
31 months ago
Given how little Apple seems to care about Sprint, I could totally see it just appearing one day.
Rating: 4 Positives
31 months ago
Does anyone even buy Sprint's iPhone?
Rating: 4 Positives
31 months ago

Does anyone even buy Sprint's iPhone?

Yes - more than you know. I just hope Apple doesn't release a Sprint iPad now. The iPad 3 launch is approaching fast.
Rating: 3 Positives
31 months ago

Proud owner of a sprint 4s. About the sprints ipad hopefully they release one with wimax unless sprint makes their version LTE capable, but it may get stuck with 3G since they plan to begin the LTE shift mid summer.

Hate to be a dream-crusher here, but it won't support WiMax, especially since, as you pointed out, they'll be making the transition to LTE, which you can for sure expect in the iPad 4, if not the 3.
Rating: 3 Positives
31 months ago
It was bound to happen...
Rating: 2 Positives
31 months ago
If this happens, it's a sure sign Apple indends to continue selling the ipad 2 after the ipad 3's debut. Just like the verizon iphone 4.
Rating: 2 Positives

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