Sprint announced today that the cellular versions of the iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad will go on sale in select retail stores. The carrier will sell the devices off-contract with data plans that are compatible with its 4G LTE network.
Sprint lists the LTE mini with a starting price of US$459 for the 16 GB version. Prices climb $100 for the 32 GB version ($559) and $200 for the 64 GB model ($659). The fourth-gen iPad is priced similarly with the 16 GB model selling for $629, the 32 GB for $729 and the 64 GB for $829.
4G LTE plans compatible with the two iPads start at $15 for 300 MB and go up to $80 for 12 GB. If you're a Sprint customer with a smartphone plan, you can add a 1 GB iPad data plan for a very reasonable $15 per month.
Sprint says the iPads will be available in limited quantities, so you may want to visit your local Sprint store today to pick one up. If they sell out before you get to the store, Sprint will let you reserve one from future inventory by purchasing a $50 gift card.
Sprint to Offer iPad mini
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 16, 2012 - Sprint today announced it is now offering iPad mini and fourth generation iPad. Sprint is offering these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that allow customers to connect to its 4G LTE network. The data plans are available without a contract providing customers with the freedom to activate or cancel a plan at any time.
iPad mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad, features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance* and an incredible 10-hours of battery life.** The fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features.
"iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad, combined with Sprint's 4G LTE network and our aggressively priced rate plans, offer customers an outstanding tablet experience," said Fared Adib, senior vice president, Product Development, Sprint. "Sprint doesn't put its customers on shared pricing plans like some carriers. With Sprint you get the best pricing for all the data you need without the worry of overages."
Limited quantities of the new iPads are now available at select Sprint retail locations. For more information on plans please visit www.sprint.com/iPad or www.sprint.com/iPadmini
For more information on iPad please visit www.apple.com/ipad.
* LTE is available in select markets. See sprint.com/4glt3 for details.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.