Apple's new iPad brings 4G, better camera, more pixels than an HDTV

3. 4G LTE

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Apple's senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller speaks on stage, while a graphic on battery life for new iPad is projected on the screen, during a March 7 Apple event in San Francisco.

Apple has hopped on the 4G LTE bandwagon. Leapfrogging over the iPhone 4S, which runs on 3G, the new iPad can now wirelessly connect to the fastest cellular networks – compliments of AT&T and Verizon in the US, as well as Rogers, Bell, and Telus abroad.

Apple showed that buffering Vimeo videos takes much less time than it does on the iPad 2.

In order to run 4G in the US, iPads will be divided between AT&T and Verizon. 3G will still be available, just in case.

Apple’s new device can also be turned into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot if carriers support that option. And somehow, Apple says that battery life is about nine hours when 4G runs – the same for the iPad 2 on 3G. 

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