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Posted: 03/08/12 10:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I updated my 4s with the new firmware release last night and now it shows the phone is 4G. Last I checked it's a 3G device, yes? Just curious why I'm getting this display?


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Article in DSL Rports:
"With a small line of code, the iPhone 4S is now apparently a "4G" device. For some time Apple had held off on insisting their device supported "4G," going so far as to knock other competitors for doing so. With a wave of their hand however, yesterday's iOS 5.1 update changed the status indicator on the AT&T version of the 4S to indicate the phone now magically supports "4G." Apple's of course bending to AT&T's marketing desires that their HSPA network gets called 4G, something The Verge got Apple to admit AT&T wanted this change:"
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In telecommunications, 4G is the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards. It is a successor of the 3G and 2G families of standards. In 2009, the ITU-R organization specified the IMT-Advanced (International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced) requirements for 4G standards, setting peak speed requirements for 4G service at 100 Mbit/s for high mobility communication (such as from trains and cars) and 1 Gbit/s for low mobility communication (such as pedestrians and stationary users).


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Not updating until the jailbreak is available.





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HAHA Umm no its not real 4G. Check your speeds on speedtest. Just a ploy from AT&T and Apple.

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srt20 wrote:

HAHA Umm no its not real 4G. Check your speeds on speedtest. Just a ploy from AT&T and Apple.
That was the 1st thing I did. grrrrrr....

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The reason is hspa+ (AT&T ) is nearly as fast as what Verizon's and sprints 4g is ( they are limiting the speeds ) so AT&T is calling it 4 g there is a 4g standard and nobody comes close .. At least not inbthe US so I guess the whole thing is hocus pocus .. Your phone is no faster now ..just re labeled .


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I'm keeping my 16GB iPhone 3G that I bought in 2008 until Apple puts out an LTE-only version of the iPhone. This is also contingent on the LTE cellular networks being built out enough to make buying an LTE phone worth it.


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gotsmart wrote:

I'm keeping my 16GB iPhone 3G that I bought in 2008 until Apple puts out an LTE-only version of the iPhone. This is also contingent on the LTE cellular networks being built out enough to make buying an LTE phone worth it.


An LTE only version would not work in areas that don't have LTE. Does waiting for LTE "...networks being built out enough..." mean that the LTE network would have to have at least as much coverage as the current 3G network. And what about the areas that don't even have 3G coverage?

I'm not looking to buy an iPhone, but if I were, i would want some backward compatibility.

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ALL current LTE capable phones are backward compatible.......

pulsar wrote:


I'm not looking to buy an iPhone, but if I were, i would want some backward compatibility.

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