Reviews for the new iPad went live last night. While most reviewers were pleased with the tablet's LTE performance, there was one glaring omission. According to The Verge, the new iPad does not support FaceTime over LTE.
You can turn on the iPad's WiFi hotspot and fire up FaceTime on the iPhone for video chat over LTE, but the native iPad FaceTime client is forced to use WiFi only.
The Verge reached out to Apple, AT&T and Verizon for comment, but none of the companies responded.
Update: Mashable talked to Apple and it appears that the Cupertino company is the one behind the decision to keep FaceTime on WiFi. An Apple spokesperson said "FaceTime has always been Wi-Fi only and that the company had no new announcements about the service."
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16