Over the weekend I’ve been trying out the iPad Wifi + 3G model with the aim of contemplating on the facts to void its earlier version’s downside. Of all the places that have wireless hot spot these days, Wi-Fi still isn’t ever-present.Well, as formerly publicized, the price for this additional wireless choice is $629 for a 16GB model, $729 for 32 GB and $829 for 64G as compared to $499, $599 and $699 for same capacity Wi-Fi only versions. Is the iPad Wifi + 3G really worth more?I tried doing a little tweaking with its other features. I tried watching videos on YouTube using the iPad Wifi + 3G model and to my surprise the quality is significantly second-rate. What’s more is that ABC’s iPad app wouldn’t play 3G videos at all. As an alternative a dialog box comes out asking you to “Please connect to a Wi-Fi network to use this application.” What just happened? Imagine having a gadget that should be supported by a 3G function doesn’t work for a 3G video? Although the iPad Wifi + 3G wasn’t mine, I felt betrayed as a consumer.But then according to an article I read, the manufacturer (Apple) said that they made a conclusion to downgrade resolution on YouTube so the users get nonstop, unbroken playback in other places as to be in opposition to the usual faltering stop and start. They also stated that ABC made the call to restrict cellular usage through its application. Well okay, at least now I know.In majority, the Wi-Fi and iPadWi-Fi + 3G models appear and perform in the same way. The 3G device has a plastic back strip on the top and rear that covers the 3G and GPS antennas, in addition to a slot on the side for a micro SIM card. Within the Settings menus are spots for managing your cellular data account. Having GPS means you can locate through maps and other applications with more accuracy.I didn’t run a scientific battery analysis but based on my usage, I have no basis to uncertainty about iPadWi-Fi + 3G’s claim of about 9 hours or so of the usual battery life, or just about an hour less than you’ll get on the Wi-Fi only model.
March 3, 2023