iPad 3G stops ABC player, downgrades Netflix & iTunes video preview quality

On May 1, 2010

We were excited to get our iPad 3G today, and after signing up for the monthly AT&T plan we went out to do our testing.

It seems that a few apps we have grown to love and use work differently on 3G.  We can’t say that we are too surprised, but its pretty annoying to find out after we subscribe that the ABC player will not work over AT&T’s 3G network.  We just get the message that Cellular Networks are not supported at this time.

After trying ABC, we went to Netflix and although the streaming does work, the quality has obviously been downgraded.  iTunes Video previews seem to be the same downgraded quality.

I guess the $15 / month plan with AT&T may be enough for us after all.