Apple's hugely popular products are good for business - but not only for the Cupertino-based tech giant and the outlets that stock the company's products and offer direct mobile coverage for iDevices. According to Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, the iPad in particular has been a boon to Sprint despite no formal carrier relationship between his company and Apple in the US.
Hesse tells Gigaom in a new interview that iPad customers who purchased the tablet's Wi-Fi-only model are helping drive sales of Sprint's Overdrive MiFi wireless hotspot. With the overwhelming majority of iPad sales reflecting the Wi-Fi-only model, the demand for devices like Sprint's Overdrive ( which serve up Internet connectivity wherever it is needed) is exploding with no signs of a slowdown any time soon.
Dan Hesse, CEO of the third-largest carrier in the U.S., told me in an interview that... company has seen an uptick in demand for its Overdrive (3G/4G) MiFi wireless-hotspot device, as people use it to connect their iPads to the Internet when on the go.