New iPads to support 19 LTE networks at launch

By , Oct 23, 2012

Both of Apple’s new tablets it introduced today — the iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad — come in a Wi-Fi + Cellular option that features an LTE chip for ultra fast wireless internet access.

And unlike with the third generation iPad, these two tablets will work on LTE networks around the world. In fact, Apple says that 19 carriers in 9 countries will support the 4G slates at launch…

As spotted by MacRumors, Apple has posted a new page showing 19 carriers in 9 countries that the iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad will work with at launch time. In no particular order:

United States

  • AT&T
  • Verizon
  • Sprint

Canada

  • Bell (including Virgin)
  • Rogers (including Fido)
  • Telus (including Koodo)

Germany

  • Deutsche Telekom

United Kingdom

  • EE (soon to launch)

Australia

  • Optus (including Virgin)
  • Telstra

Japan

  • KDDI
  • Softbank

Korea

  • SK Telcom
  • KT

Hong Kong

  • Hutchinson
  • SmarTone

Singapore

  • M1
  • SingTel
  • StarHub

The extensive list of international carrier support is a good sign after Apple’s fumble with LTE earlier this year. The third generation iPad only supported the 4G tech in the United States and Canada.

It’s also nice to see Sprint finally on this list. As we told you earlier, Sprint announced this afternoon that it would be carrying LTE versions of both the fourth generation iPad and the iPad mini.

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  • http://twitter.com/myorangeisstuck wahaha

    So happy to see my country in the list :)

  • tommycullum

    Can I take the sim card out of my iPad (3) and place it in the iPad 4? Or will it require a trip to the Verizon store?

    • shaji

      it should when i exchange my iPhone 5 at Walmart they exchange my phone and put old sim inside the new one and i put my sim with a extender inside my jet pack that work fine too i am using Verizon

  • chin2793

    Why do they always ignore Vodafone???

  • http://twitter.com/leothelion96 Leonard Wong

    I don’t think I will be getting any of the new product announced.

    • http://twitter.com/Pabzley CaptainPabzley

      who cares