Apple ditches "4G", uses "Cellular" instead on new iPad

The angry mob has been heard. Apple has dropped 4G references to the Wi-Fi + 4G capable new iPad and renames the model “Wi-Fi + Cellular”.

This move follows complaints from customers in the UK and in Australia, citing the use of 4G in the new iPad’s branding was misleading. Its 4G capabilities are only harnessed in the US and Canada, leaving only the 3G networks for the rest of us, to which the new iPad still works with. The change is currently reflected across many of Apple’s online stores, including Singapore’s. The new iPad is not compatible with local 4G networks, currently rolled out by local telcos SingTel and M1.

Older iPad models, including the iPad 2, still retain their usual Wi-Fi + 3G moniker.