Ban _only_ iPad? Not laptops? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Charles Cohen
    • 15.04.10 | 06:19 (IDT)

    Very strange -- I had no idea that there was a difference between "North American Wi-Fi" and "European Wi-Fi". I wonder what's different about the "European Wi-Fi" standard; the spokeman never said. Does this mean that North American _laptop computers_ are banned in Israel? After all, they use the same Wi-Fi standards as the iPad. If I were to guess, the problem with the iPad is that it lets users do telephone communications using Wi-Fi, rather than the Israeli mobile phone networks. And that -- for security reasons, or commercial reasons -- is what the government finds unacceptable.

    from the article: Why has Israel banned the iPad?
    First published 02:08 15.04.10 | Last updated 09:04 15.04.10
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