Networks launching data plans for new iPad - from its UK release date 16 March - giving customers both 3G and 3.5G connectivity
The new iPad tablet from Apple will be available on two of the UK's leading 3G mobile networks from tomorrow.
Orange and Three have announced they will offer "attractive" data plans allowing customers to connect using 3G internet or even faster 3.5G technology, with speeds up to 50% greater than available previously.
The third generation iPad, which was rumoured to be called the iPad 3 but is in fact simply named “new iPad”, is an updated version of Apple's bestselling tablet. It features a stunning retina display with a screen resolution almost four times higher than that of the original iPad or iPad 2.
It's powered by Apple's new A5X processor with quad-core graphics and an improved 5-megapixel camera with advanced optics for capturing high-quality photos and 1080p high-definition video.
Pippa Dunn, consumer chief marketing officer at Everything Everywhere, which operates the Orange 3G mobile network, said: "New iPad customers will benefit from the widest 3G coverage in the UK and, with our advanced 3.5G roll-out, they will also benefit from a really fast network."
Thomas Malleschitz, Three's marketing director, added: "Our customers already enjoy superfast internet on the move, and with an excellent range of great value price plans and our leadership in fast UK mobile broadband, we look forward to being the network of choice for new iPad customers."
Apple's new iPad will be available at selected Three and Orange stores, as well as directly through Apple outlets from Friday 16 March, 2012. Prices start at £399 for a Wi-Fi only model, or £499 for the Wi-Fi plus 4G iPad, which connects with mobile internet.