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Vodafone plans to sell the Ipad Mini and fourth generation Ipad

Updated EE announces that it will too
Thu Oct 25 2012, 12:36

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSEPS of its rival mobile network Three, Vodafone revealed today that it plans to sell the latest Apple Ipads.

The mobile operator told The INQUIRER that it will sell both the Ipad Mini and fourth generation Ipad, although it couldn't give us any details on the tablets' pricing or release dates yet. However, Apple has said that both Ipads will go on sale on 2 November.

We're also assuming that the fourth generation Ipad will cost the same as the third generation Ipad that is listed at the Vodafone store. If so, expect it to cost £199 upfront on a 24 month £27 contract, which comes with 2GB of monthly data.

O2 and EE have yet to reveal whether they will also be stocking Apple's latest Ipad devices, although both the Ipad Mini and the fourth generation Ipad will come with support for EE's 4G LTE network.

Both tablets were announced at an event in San Jose on Tuesday. The fourth generation Ipad is a refreshed version of the third generation, formerly "new" Ipad, boasting only a few small tweaks. These include support for 4G in the UK, a Lightning connector port and a faster A6X processor.

The Ipad Mini, on the other hand, is completely different than Apple's previous tablets. Tipped to rival the Nexus 7, it features a 7.9in screen, an A5X processor, a 5MP rear-facing camera, an HD Facetime camera, support for LTE connectivity and 10 hours of battery life.

EE has been in touch to say that it will also be stocking the new Ipads. It said, "EE today announced that in the coming weeks it will offer [the] 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." There's no word on EE's pricing yet. µ


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