Apple had opened up the iPad for sale at Verizon last year but with one inherent shortcoming. The tablet needed a Wi-Fi device the size of a credit card to connect to Verizon’s network. However, Verizon is now in the process of launching the iPhone next month, their first foray into the segment that until now has been the exclusive dominion of the AT&T. Rumor mills have suddenly started humming if the iPad would be next in line for Verizon. Fortunately, there seems to be a clear answer. Yes, there will be an iPad Verizon release, and the confirmation has come from the chief financial officer at Verizon Communications Inc., Francis Shammo.
Apple will include an additional chip in the iPad that will enable the tablet device to connect directly to Verizon’s network. However, there are no official reports as of now as to when the Verzion badged iPad would begin rolling out or what it will be priced like. There is also some bit of confusion if the iPad will be the iPad 2 that we all know is in the making and might be ready for an official launch anytime soon. Or whether the Verizon iPad will be one that is compliant to the carriers 4G LTE networks.
Meanwhile, Verizon is currently selling the iPad at prices that range from $629.99 to $829.99.
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