New: LTE, and faster 3G
The new iPad is the first to support LTE data connectivity, with peak throughput in theory of 73Mbps. Apple will sell two iPad LTE versions, one for AT&T, one for Verizon Wireless. But the new iPad also supports much faster 3G speeds: theoretical peak download speeds of up to 42Mbps for DC-HSDPA, and up to 21.1Mbps for HSPA+. By contrast, iPad 2 maxes out at 3.1Mbps on EV-DO, and 7.2Mbps on HSPA.