Rumor has it that Sprint and Apple have teamed up to create a version of the iPad which is compatible with Sprint’s data network. According to the folks at 9to5Mac the new iPad is ready and raring to go and will likely be released sometime this Fall. It’s also being reported that the iPad won’t run on the same CDMA technology that powers the Verizon model, but rather something else entirely. Many wonder what this means for Sprint’s 4G on the iPad.
The larger story here is that this move all but confirms that the iPhone will be coming to Sprint when the next model launches, which is expected to be early next month. As of right now Sprint is the only major US carrier still offering unlimited data plans, a fact the company has been trumpeting in recent advertisements. Of course, it’s hard to know if that policy will continue once the company starts selling the iPhone to legions of data-hungry customers all too happy to take advantage of uncapped plans. It’s also believed that Sprint jumping into the fray might force AT&T and Verizon to reevaluate their plans and pricing in order to retain customers who may be eyeballing a new carrier.
Assuming the iPhone makes the jump to Sprint will you be going with it? Or are you happy with your current plan? Also, considering the mumbles that the new iPhone isn’t a major redesign but rather a 3GS-style refresh are you even considering upgrading at all?