Apple has just seeded iOS 5.1 beta and the developers have already started digging deep. As discovered by 9to5Mac, Apple might have just leaked the next-generation iPad’s reference in the latest beta. The source has posted a screenshot showing an iOS device named iPad 2,4. in iOS 5.1 source code. Even though references of iPad 3,1 and 3,2, the speculated iPad models to be launched in March 2012, have appeared in previous firmwares, this particular reference could either be a whole new iPad or as the source suggests, simply a Sprint version of the next iPad with WiMAX capabilities.
According to the source:
“With references to iPad 3,1 and 3,2 – likely the new iPads launching in March – having appeared months ago, we’re thinking this iPad 2,4 could be the Sprint version that Apple recently completed work on – but only if it has WiMAX. A 3G-only Sprint iPad would be the same hardware as the Verizon iPad. Other options include an iPad for China’s TD-LTE, an early LTE model or a dual-mode device like the current iPhone 4S.”
We’ll keep you posted if the story develops further. Stay tuned!
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