Following a similar announcement by Three, EE have now also confirmed that they are to range the iPad mini along with the upcoming fourth generation iPad.
Although there’s no news on prices or dates, a spokesman told us that the two new Apple products will be available on Orange and T-Mobile too.
The iPad mini is the new shrunk-down version of the iPad. It has a 7.9″ 4:3 1024 x 768 display, A5 chip, 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera.
Three were eager to point out yesterday that their new DC-HSDPA 3G technology would provide speeds of between 6-8Mbps to customers, however Orange and T-Mobile are now highlighting the fact that they too have DC-HSDPA coverage.
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London – 24 October 2012 – EE today announced that in the coming weeks it will offer iPad mini and fourth generation iPad. EE will offer these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to the UK’s first 4G mobile network, with speeds typically five times faster than 3G*. Orange and T-Mobile will also offer iPad mini and fourth generation iPad on fast HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA networks.
iPad mini is a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad, and features a stunning 7.9-inch display, Apple-designed dual-core A5 chip, ultrafast wireless performance** and an incredible 10-hours of battery life.*** The fourth generation iPad has a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, Apple-designed A6X chip with blazing fast performance, a new FaceTime HD camera and even faster Wi-Fi performance. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features.
For more information about iPad please visit www.apple.com/ipad/.
* Based on 1.5Mbps UK average speed for 3G (Ofcom speed survey), and 8-12Mbps average speed for 4G (source: EE Data). ** LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks. Check with your carrier for details. *** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.