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New iPad not compatible with 4G. Apple’s Norwegian experience seems to be maturing over time following revelations of further problems. Recent reports have shown its iPhone could not handle the Norwegian language, the Norwegian cosmetic industry has called for removal of an app unmasking products containing endocrine disrupting chemicals, and worries repeated iPad use could give physical aches and pains. Now, it seems Apple’s comments that the new iPad 3 would support the Norwegian LTE (Long Term Evolution) network to get faster browsing were apparently wrong.

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New iPad not compatible with 4G

Published on Sunday, 11th March, 2012 at 20:53 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

Apple’s Norwegian experience seems to be maturing over time following revelations of further problems.

iPad user (illustration photo)
iPad user (illustration photo)
Photo: Blue Oxen Associates (Flickr)


Recent reports have shown its iPhone could not handle the Norwegian language, the Norwegian cosmetic industry has called for removal of an app unmasking products containing endocrine disrupting chemicals, and worries repeated iPad use could give physical aches and pains.

Now, it seems Apple’s comments that the new iPad 3 would support the Norwegian LTE (Long Term Evolution) network to get faster browsing were apparently wrong.

The company has confirmed that the new iPad would not properly support Norway’s 4G-network standard. This is because frequencies used in Norway and other areas of Europe are too high. Whilst it can handle 700 and 2100 megahertz, European countries and Norway use 800 and 2600 megahertz.

Nordic Countries press spokesperson Petter Arnstedt told macworld.no, “I can confirm the new iPad will not work on the LTE network.”

According to the company, claims the iPad will not be able to use the 4G-network at all are false, however. Users will still be able to surf on the mobile network, but only at 3G speeds using HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access) and DC-HSPA (Dual-Cell HSPA). Theoretical speeds are 42 and 21.1 megabits per second, respectively.

Mobile network provider Netcom confirms, “The new iPad also has support for faster 3G speeds, despite the fact that one cannot take advantage of 4G. NetCom will be launching a 4G router for the private market before the summer, and that will make it possible for iPhone owners to connect to 4G.”




Published on Sunday, 11th March, 2012 at 20:53 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

This post has the following tags: ipad3problems, norway4gnetwork.


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