Mar 09, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
TheGuyNextDoor said...When mentioning that I was excited about going to 4G LTE, she mentioned that the new platform will also allow my current iPhone 4S to recieve 4G LTE in the future! That really kinda of threw me. Does this sound correct to you guys? BTW,, speaking of passing my iPad 2 on to my dad (again)... it was my Mom that's the most stoked!
She wants to finally get iPad 1 out of my Dad's hands and into hers!
Perfect timing since I'll do all the swapping on Mother's Day.
They're retired and on it many more hours a day than me. I use it in my spare time here on RJ between work and play.
Happy to see folks over 70 get a kick out of techonology and not run from it!
Great to hear about your folks. As far as your iPhone 4S and 4G LTE, she might have meant tethering the iPhone 4S to the iPad via Bluetooth. Any device running iOS 4.3 or later can do this.
She might have been referring to a WiFi hotspot capability:
What about the Wi-Fi hotspot capability? Will both AT&T and Verizon allow the iPad to turn into a Wi-Fi hotspot?
The Wi-Fi hotspot capability essentially turns the iPad into a wireless modem and it allows up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices to be connected to the iPad and use the 4G LTE connection. Apple said yesterday that the functionality may not be offered by every carrier.
Jessica Dolcourt did some digging on this question to find out if AT&T and Verizon will offer this functionality when the device launches later this month. She asked Verizon and AT&T this very question. What she found is that Verizon will support the feature for the 4G LTE iPads it starts selling on March 16, and AT&T won't.