About iPhone 4 and 4G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hajime, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello. I am new to iPhone and a bit confused. It looks like sometimes 4G means 4th generation iPhone from Apple. Other times it means the 4th generation of cellular wireless standards. Am I right?

    From the specifications posted on Apple website
    (http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html) , I don't see anything about 4G network standards. Does that mean the new iPhone 4 cannot take advantage of it? Thanks.
     
  2. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    It can they just decided to leave that huge feature of the spec sheet..... wow...
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Before apple announced and called the iPhone the iPhone 4, people did call it the iPhone 4g, because of the iphone 3g Apple realized the confusion this would create because of the 4G cellular technology so they just shortened the name for the new phone.

    So there's an iPhone 4 that operates only on 3G (and edge), but once AT&T rolls out its 4G network, we'll see a new iPhone in a year or two to take advantage of the 4g network
     
  4. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    The iPhone 4 is not a "4G" network phone. Probably won't see a 4G iPhone until 2011-2012.
     

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