Can we be sure next AT&T iPhone release will have "4G"?

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  1. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so it's not real 4G but with releases like the Atrix which have 4G aka 3G Plus will we be sure to see an iPhone with the same "4G"?

    What say you?
     
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    Does it really matter? AT&T speeds are already quite good and we won't see a substantial benefit with latency and MUCH faster speeds until LTE is rolled out. I would suspect the upcoming iPhone 4S/5 will be HSPA+ but no one really knows until it is announced.
     
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    Since the iPhone 4 can handle up to 7.2 mbps I don't see the necessity for 4g at all. 7.2 mbps is lightning fast!

    Anyone who says they must have more than 7.2 mbps is obviously just a idiot who bogs down the network and hurts everyone else by streaming and downloading torrents :rolleyes:
     
  5. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody knows but I would put money on the next iPhone supporting HSPA+
     
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    Agreed, this seems like the next logical step.
     
  7. BrownClown macrumors newbie

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    Of course not. There is no need for it anyway. They'll probably release something similar to the 3GS, and a "4G" phone will come next year.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I agree. HSPA+ in 2011 and LTE in 2012.

    Based on Apple's history this seems the most likely outcome.


    Of course, AT&T will call both versions '4G' while Verizon would only call the 2012 version '4G.' Funny how that works...I wonder how Verizon's ad people will handle that.
     
  9. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    I think HSPA+ in the next gen is a sure thing seeing as the Verizon iPhone already has an dual mode chip that supports HSPA+.
     
  10. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    I don't think apple will go 4g until the 4g is almost a standard so I'm guessing 2012. Or baby they will put in the chip for when it comes who knows?
     
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  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I suspect the public will soon start hearing the phrase "Real LTE 4G speeds!"

    Or something like that.
     
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    7.2 Lightning fast??? [​IMG] Don't talk for use all. I want web pages to open instantly. When I open an email attachment I want it instantly 7.2 mbps isn't cutting it, especially since most of use are only getting half of that speed.


    You're thinking about LTE. All Att has to do is finish the backhaul for HSPA+ and the whole Att network will have 4G. HSPA+ is one of Att 4G networks. The HTC Inspire is Att first 4G phone and it came out last week.
     
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    AT&T does not even have LTE yet, correct?
    So how can IP5 have it?
     
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    Att is going to have two 4G networks HSPA+ and LTE. HSPA+ is out coming out this year, they wont have LTE until next year
     
  18. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Yup... 7.2 mbps iPhone 4 is LIGHTNING fast :)

    Saying that a 7.2 mbps iPhone 4 isnt fast enough would be just as bad as whining that an instant microwave doesn't cook your food fast enough :rolleyes:
     
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    If HSPA+ is 4G then canada has had 4G for a while now lol...
     
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    are you really getting 7.2 Mbps??! the best I ever got was 2.85!
     
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    Ok coming out this year, in a limited region no doubt. So there is no way SJ is going to bless a phone that works in 3 cities, correct?

    So. The OP, maybe 2012.
     
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    The Att network is already 100% upgraded to HSPA+ and the backhual should be completed around March. I can almost guarantee they will use the same qualcomm chip which already has HSPA+. The HTC rep I met with the Inspire 4G was getting 12-15mbps on speed tests and my iP4 only gets just over 4mbps at it's best.
     
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    Screen shots?
     
  24. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    I would be 100% confident that the next iPhone will be HSPA+ compliant. As mentioned the Verizon qualcomm chip is ALREADY HSPA+ compliant, and theres no reason to drop that functionality, and they will want to use as many of the same chip as possible.


    P.S. HSPA+ is true, real, 4G
     

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