iPad WiBro planned for South Korea?

May 24, 2010
iPad WiBro planned for South Korea?

Apple's international launch plans for the iPad continue to chug along, with the first batch of countries - outside of the US - getting their official launch this Friday, but according to a rumor out of South Korea the most interesting iPad variant may still be at the negotiation stage.  According to Telecoms Korea, Apple are in talks with carrier KT Telecom regarding a WiBro iPad, a third version of the touchscreen tablet.

WiBro is the high-speed WiMAX equivalent already rolled out in South Korea, and just as a WiMAX iPad would offer much faster browsing speeds than the existing iPad WiFi + 3G, so would the WiBro model.  According to the leaks, KT are looking to secure all three models, offering their subscribers the basic WiFi-only iPad, the iPad WiFi + 3G and a new, country-exclusive iPad WiFi + WiBro.

Of course, there's no official confirmation from either KT or Apple themselves, and so this has to get filed into the "vague rumor" category for the moment.

[via Unwired View]

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