On that note, Sprint 4G (“new”) iPads have appeared in this system, and they were screen-grabbed for all to see. This one makes some sense for a few reasons:
1. Sprint and Apple are now partners with the iPhone 4S, so the relationship is already in place.
2. Sprint is building a LTE network that will be compatible with the iPad, but it has not released even one device on that network yet, including the LTE Galaxy Nexus that it already announced. Apple likes to release on finished products.
3. Apple would not pre-announce something months away when people could buy something now on AT&T or Verizon (or in a few days).
If you are a die-hard Sprint customer, you might have an iPad option in the near future.