Confusing 4G with iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wrestlepsu99, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. wrestlepsu99 macrumors newbie

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    I've read countless artlicles on the web about people calling the iPhone 4, 4G. I didn't see or read anything offical from apple stating that they have a 4G network on AT&T. In fact, the demos for the iPhone 4 all show it using 3G.

    So my question is: Is there any truth to AT&T going to a 4G network, or are people just confused?
     
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  4. anjinha macrumors 604

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    4G as in 4th generation. Same as with the iPods.
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    AT&T will be implementing a 4G network starting in 2011, using LTE technology. The iPhone 4 is not designed to use such a network, however.
     
  6. Duck117 macrumors member

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    It is confusing for people who aren't up-to-date it must be said.

    People thought the iPhone 3G was third generation, when in fact it was only second, and people think iP4 will have 4G when it won't.

    I have even had someone confused between 3G and the network, '3'.
     
  7. jtara macrumors 65816

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    Blame stupid journalists. I've been complaining about the terminology all along. Apple would have never called this phone "4G", but the press insisted.

    They are. Just not yet. From what I've read, first installations in 1-2 years.
     

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