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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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Will the iPhone 4 use AT&T's 4G Network?

Is it just a new phone or will it actually take advantage of the 4G network?
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:26 AM   #2
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Is it just a new phone or will it actually take advantage of the 4G network?
It will not use 4G.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:27 AM   #3
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It will not use 4G.
what he said
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:27 AM   #4
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1. AT&T doesn't have a "4G" network service yet
2. When AT&T does, it will be LTE, and you will need a new hardware (just like going from 2G to 3G).
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:28 AM   #5
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What att 4G network?
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:33 AM   #6
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iPhone 4 on 3G

Yeah, Sprint is more advanced then in terms of network.

It should have been called iPhone 3GX or something else other than 4. Misleading a bit.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:34 AM   #7
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Yeah, Sprint is more advanced then in terms of network.
Too bad AT&T's 3G network is faster than both Sprint AND Verizon's 4G networks...
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:35 AM   #8
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Yeah, Sprint is more advanced then in terms of network.

It should have been called iPhone 3GX or something else other than 4. Misleading a bit.
how is it misleading...? Its the fourth iphone hence iPhone FOUR. Before the announcement, a lot of people were calling it the iPhone 4G, not because of a new network(that AT&T doesnt even have) but because it would be the fourth generations. Calling it the iPhone 3GX would have been stupid.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:36 AM   #9
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It should have been called iPhone 3GX or something else other than 4. Misleading a bit.
Misleading? I don't think so.
Better than calling it the 4G, which would definitely cause confusion.
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Yeah, Sprint is more advanced then in terms of network.

It should have been called iPhone 3GX or something else other than 4. Misleading a bit.
It's not misleading, the iPhone 4 is the fourth iPhone to come out. If it was called the iPhone 4G, then it would be misleading.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:42 AM   #11
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I think Apple had to think somewhat hard of what to call their new iPhone.

1. It is completely redesigned so couldn't have a "3" at the end of the name
2. they couldn't call it "iPhone 4G" because AT&T doesn't have a 4G network yet
3. I think they made the right choice with the name, because this is the 4th generation iPhone. I think they sort of screwed up with the naming on the first one calling it 2G..then 3G, then I think the 3Gs was just "filler" so they could call this iPhone 4.

but then again...I don't know whats gonna happen for future generations....such as iPhone 4G, iPhone 4Gs iPhone 5, iPhone 5G, iPhone 5Gs, iPhone 6G, etc etc.. cuz wouldn't they all run on the 4G network? It's not like they can call it iPhone 4Gssia (4G super speed is awesome) or anything like that. I am sure apple marketing will think of something interesting and cool

edit: or you can just call it "iPhone" for now on, forget the number at the end! It's not like you call it MacBook Pro 6, or iMac 7 or anything like that...just call it iPhone
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:44 AM   #12
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how is it misleading...? Its the fourth iphone hence iPhone FOUR. Before the announcement, a lot of people were calling it the iPhone 4G, not because of a new network but because it would be the fourth generations. Calling it the iPhone 3GX would have been stupid.
I think that it is little misleading, not for people that tend to read these forums of course but for the majority of the population that now buy apple products. I have had 3 friends all ask me about the (non-existent) 4G capabilities of the new iPhone already. I'm sure as time goes on it will become common knowledge of course but I preferred the "iPhone HD" name that was suggested when the engadget leaks came out. Saving the "4G" name for LTE or equivalent iteration would have been better IMHO, it would be difficult for apple to do that now for sure.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:46 AM   #13
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Naming

iPhone 1 = iPhone 2G
iPhone 2 = iPhone 3G
iPhone 3 = iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4 = iPhone 4

How do people call the different iPhones? That's all I'm trying to say. It's always been called using the network it uses. Now they decided to go away from that.

Misleading, look at all the articles on iPhone 4g that supposedly will be released on June 24. I'm not confused, apparently a bunch of techies are calling this version incorrectly.

I have a nano, 3G iPhone, 3GiPad and MBP so Im not a hater.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:48 AM   #14
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I agree jongriff

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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:52 AM   #15
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Yeah, Sprint is more advanced then in terms of network.
Errr, no. They use Wimax, while everybody else will be going LTE. Even Sprint themselves said the future is probably LTE, not Wimax. They just wanted to be the first one that can claim having a 4G network.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:54 AM   #16
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iPhone 1 = iPhone 2G
iPhone 2 = iPhone 3G
iPhone 3 = iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4 = iPhone 4

How do people call the different iPhones? That's all I'm trying to say. It's always been called using the network it uses. Now they decided to go away from that.

Misleading, look at all the articles on iPhone 4g that supposedly will be released on June 24. I'm not confused, apparently a bunch of techies are calling this version incorrectly.

I have a nano, 3G iPhone, 3GiPad and MBP so Im not a hater.
The original iPhone was not referred to 2G. 3GS was for speed, for the phone being faster, not the network (as if AT&T would have a fast network)

It's the 4th Generation iPhone so they called it iPhone 4. Not 4G, which would have been confusing.

Yeah you're not a hater... just dumb.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 03:55 AM   #17
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iPhone 1 = iPhone 2G
iPhone 2 = iPhone 3G
iPhone 3 = iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4 = iPhone 4

How do people call the different iPhones? That's all I'm trying to say. It's always been called using the network it uses. Now they decided to go away from that.

Misleading, look at all the articles on iPhone 4g that supposedly will be released on June 24. I'm not confused, apparently a bunch of techies are calling this version incorrectly.

I have a nano, 3G iPhone, 3GiPad and MBP so Im not a hater.
I hate to be pedantic, but the first iPhone was just called "iPhone" so it wasn't named after the network. "iPhone 2g" was the name people came up with after the 3g came out to differentiate. So there hasn't really been any consistency with naming at all
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I think they sort of screwed up with the naming on the first one calling it 2G..then 3G, then I think the 3Gs was just "filler" so they could call this iPhone 4.
Apple never referred to the original iPhone as the "iPhone 2G"; that was a retronym created by tech junkies to differentiate it from the 3G. Apple always referred (and still refers) to the original iPhone merely as the "iPhone."
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 04:01 AM   #19
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iPhone 2g

If you look at CL, all iPhone 1's are called 2G.

Yes, I know this naming came after 3G came. I know 3Gs is for speed, I'm referring to the 3G in 3GS.

Man, people here need to chill out.

Point is iPhone 4 is on 3G. Let's spread the word.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 04:11 AM   #20
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If you look at CL, all iPhone 1's are called 2G.

Yes, I know this naming came after 3G came. I know 3Gs is for speed, I'm referring to the 3G in 3GS.

Man, people here need to chill out.

Point is iPhone 4 is on 3G. Let's spread the word.
yea lets rely on craigslist.....

the first iphone was not called iPhone 2G, it was just called the iPhone.
People will chill out when you get your facts straight.

Nobody needs to "spread the word" about it running on 3G...
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 04:15 AM   #21
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Fact is

People are calling the iPhone 4 the iPhone 4g. Look at some of the threads.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 04:20 AM   #22
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People are calling the iPhone 4 the iPhone 4g. Look at some of the threads.
Well they're wrong; doesn't make the Apple naming misleading; just some people are ignorant to the fact.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 04:27 AM   #23
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People are calling the iPhone 4 the iPhone 4g. Look at some of the threads.
yep and that makes them right....
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 04:27 AM   #24
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It should have been called iPhone 3GX or something else other than 4. Misleading a bit.
By that logic, calling it iPhone is misleading. It implies that you can actually make/receive phone calls on it ... ...
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 07:49 AM   #25
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Calling my new iphone a "iphone 4" doesn't flow off the tongue very well. I think I'll call mine "Buddy" or maybe "iBuddy".
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