UK MOBILE OPERATORS EE, Three and Vodafone have been quick to reveal that they will offer Apple's latest iPad tablets, the iPad Air and the iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display.
Apple unveiled its two new tablets at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, and UK mobile operators haven't wasted any time in announcing that they will be selling them.
EE has said that it will offer both the iPad Air and the second generation iPad Mini on its 4G LTE network, with the tablets arriving on 1 November and towards the end of November, respectively. The mobile operator will also offer the new iPads on its cheaper Orange and T-Mobile networks, for those who don't demand 4G speeds. As expected, there's no word on pricing yet.
Three has been even more vague, having told us that it will be offering both the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 - and nothing else. Three gave no word on pricing or release date details, but we do know that those who pick up an iPad on the Three network will be upgraded to 4G for free when the operator switches on its LTE network later this year.
Vodafone also has been quick to jump on the new iPad bandwagon. A spokesperson told The INQUIRER, "Vodafone will offer [the] iPad Air with Wi-Fi [plus] Cellular in the UK on 1 November, and [the] iPad Mini with Retina display later in November.
"Vodafone will offer these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its ultrafast 4G network with speeds up to six times faster than 3G."
Strangely, there's no word from O2 yet. We've scoured the operator's Twitter feed and Coming Soon webpage and there are no new iPads in sight, and we're yet to hear back from the network.
For those who don't fancy picking up an iPad Air or iPad Mini on a lengthy contract, the tablets will be available to buy SIM-free at mobile retailers from £399 and £319, respectively. µ
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