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Are iPads built with different configurations for different countries?

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deebeeque Calculating status...
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Are iPads built with different configurations for different countries?

  • Encrypted11 Calculating status...

    iPhones are, to an extent. iPads aren't. However there are country specific configurations automatically turned on at the setup stage.


    What's the point you're driving towards? 4G compatibility? Hotspots?


    New iPad WiFi and New iPad WiFi+4G are hardware revision iPad 3,1, and 3,2 respectively. 3,3 is something unreleased.

  • PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)

    deebeeque wrote:


    I live in the U.S. but am moving to Brazil. I would like to purchase an iPad here in the U.S. but want to have it set up for Brazil, ie: language, operation, WiFi. Can all of this be done by selecting the country specific configuration at the setup stage?

    You can certainly chose the language when you set it up. WiFi is an international standard, no difference between US and Brazil. You can further go into Settings - General - International and select language, as well as keyboards and region format.


    Also, Is it possible to order the iPad (to be shipped to me in the U.S.) with packaging material (ie: operation manual, etc.) in the Brazilian Portuguese language?

    There is no operation manual included - English, Portuguese, or any other language. You can find the one you need at



    Additionally, does Brazil have 4G?


    I'm not sure, but as of now the only countries where the iPad 4G will work are the US and Canada - other countries that have 4G use different frequencies.

  • Encrypted11 Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)

    Language: Check

    Operation: Check

    App Store etc: Check (Assuming you will have a valid Brazillian billing info etc)

    Wi-Fi: Check

    4G: Not likely, but will definitely work in US/Canada. To confirm, check the typical frequency band for 4G (if it exist, whether its like 900Mhz or 2100Mhz anything else is probably incompatible).

    Manual: No such customisation option.

    Warranty: Limited warranty, non-international.

  • PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)

    They are all unlocked, and with the new iPad even the Verizon model has a SIM card that will work with international carriers  (though I understand it won't work with an AT&T SIM) .


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