Apple Inc.’s new iPad, dubbed iPad 3 by tech aficionados to identify it
as the third generation of one of the world’s top-selling tablet
computers, went on sale as scheduled at 8:00 a.m. local time today in
the United States and nine other countries. With a price range between
$499 and $829, it will be carried by more than 362 Apple stores around
the world and by virtually every major technology retailer.
When AT&T activated its 4G LTE service in the New York City metro
area and 10 additional markets on Jan. 5, it brought to 15 the number of
markets in which the AT&T service was available. Since 2011, major
markets such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., have
offered the same service. AT&T now claims the titles of the nation’s
largest Wi-Fi provider and the nation’s second largest wireless
operator after Verizon.