OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 22, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings), the long-time leader in offering unlimited wireless services, today announced that it will offer iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular on Friday, November 1, and iPad mini with Retina display with Wi-Fi + Cellular later in November. Sprint will offer these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast 4G LTE network.
"iPad Air combines with Sprint’s powerful 4G LTE network and our aggressively priced rate plans to bring customers an outstanding tablet experience,” said Dan Hesse, Sprint CEO. “Sprint currently provides 4G LTE in 185 markets and we expect to extend that to more than 200 million people by the end of the year. With tablet plans starting at just $5 per month, our customers will appreciate the exciting features available on this new device beginning on November 1."
iPad Air features a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive. iPad mini with Retina display brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in the same amazingly thin and light design. The new iPads feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features.
Customers can buy iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular at all Sprint retail locations beginning on November 1. For complete details on pricing, please visit www.sprint.com.
For more information on iPad, please visit www.apple.com/ipad.
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Michelle Leff Mermelstein, 703-592-8357