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FCC, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Larger than Wi-Fi Only Model

FCC, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Larger than Wi-Fi Only Model

A separate Apple document filed with the FCC has disclosed a previously unknown difference in the dimensions between the iPad Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models. The document reports, the Wi-Fi + 3G model is 0.3mm taller and 0.1mm wider than the Wi-Fi only model, due to the 3G model’s top antenna panel. This is also in addition to a previously disclosed 0.1 pound difference in weight between the models, which was announced when the iPad was first introduced back in January.
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iPads Appear on FCC Website, Both Sporting Two Wi-Fi Antennas per Model

iPads Appear on FCC Website, Both Sporting Two Wi-Fi Antennas per Model

Both versions of the the iPad, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G, have appeared on the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) website. Although the user manual, external photos, and other materials are still being withheld at Apple’s request, there are several small discoveries to be made. Both models of the iPad have two Wi-Fi antennas, one that is shared with Bluetooth, and one that is not. These antennas cannot transmit simultaneously, are “fed with different power levels,” and are located in different places within the casing. Exact reason for the dual antenna configuration was not provided but it appears to be for reception diversity, allowing the iPad to decide which antenna is working better and switch between them, opting for the higher power version when needed.
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Update: Why Can't You Pre-Order an iPad?

Update: Why Can’t You Pre-Order an iPad?

We all know that you cannot get your hands on an iPad for a while longer, but why did Apple not accept pre-orders? One Reason: Apple has not yet obtained the necessary Federal Communications Commission approval to sell the device to the public.
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Google to FCC: Apple's Phil Schiller Rejected Google Voice

Google to FCC: Apple’s Phil Schiller Rejected Google Voice

And the saga continues. Google and the FCC have just released the full text of the letter, that flatly contradicts Apple’s take on the Google Voice rejection.
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Apple Answers FCC Inquiry

Apple Answers FCC Inquiry

Apple has posted a detailed document discussing its answers to the FCC’s inquiry into why it supposedly rejected an official Google Voice application for the iPhone.
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AT&T Claims To Have No Role in Google Voice Rejection

AT&T Claims To Have No Role in Google Voice Rejection

An AT&T executive claimed the company had no say in Apple’s decision to reject an official Google Voice app for the iPhone, when asked for a response to a letter from the Federal Communications Commission.
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AT&T comments on Google issue

AT&T comments on Google issue

Last weekend, AT&T responded to the press concerning the FCC’s inquiry as to which apps get approved for use on the iPhone by sending out a P.R. email.
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FCC looking into Apple, AT&T and Google

FCC looking into Apple, AT&T and Google

Last week, Apple rejected Google Voice and removed all applications related to Google Voice. Developers of apps like GV Mobile and VoiceCentral weren’t given specifics, other than the apps duplicated the features of the iPhone. This created an uproar and developers went seeking for some type of resolution.
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