This Time I Am Getting the 4G

I’m not known for being an early adopter; I usually like to hunker down and wait for the perfect upgrade opportunity.  The new iPad, however, has me so excited that I even considered doing something that I’ve never done before: pre-ordering technology.

So why am I so excited?  Well, there are a lot of great things about the new iPad, the most obvious being the great new display.  Though the idea is simple, great-looking images can be a powerful draw.  Also, the processor been upgraded, and the new cameras are really impressive.  While all of this is exciting, the really exciting upgrade for me is the move to 4G LTE technology.  You may remember that a while back, I wrote about how my father insisted on a 4G tablet for his Christmas gift.  I told him to get an iPad, but he insisted on having 4G.  He ended up with a Galaxy, which I tried out over the holiday at his home way out in the boondocks of North Carolina.  When I attempted to use his satellite wifi (since he’s so far out in the country that cable and DSL internet isn’t available), I realized why the 4G was so important to him.  The 4G speed was wildly faster than his home internet service.

So, this morning I was sitting on my couch with the wife, discussing our next batch of gadgets while digging through the Apple iPad site.  By habit, she had picked out a white 16 gig Wifi model. Remembering her experience with her father’s Android over the holidays, and thinking of our propensity to travel, I told her I think it’s worth the extra money to get the 4G model.  After reminding her of the same thing, she agreed, the iPad really is about mobile productivity.  So we’re now gunning for the 4G model and upgrading yet another of our household’s data services.  I’m really excited about it, because I think that with the extra speed we’re going to increase our ability to be productive, connected, and entertained no matter where we are.

Are you going to get the new iPad?  If you’re even thinking about it, hit AT&T’s website and sign up to be notified when sales start.  Your thoughts in the comments.