Do I have 4G?

RevolvingSheep

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My iPhone now says 4G instead of 3G. Do I have 4G or did the 3G icon just change to 4G because of iOS 5.1?
 

Jordan921

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Another one of these? Did you not think to search about this first? Did you not read about the changes in 5.1?
 

AndyinAtl

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And i'll keep posting til people actually know how to search instead of creating tons of threads on the same thing. Was it hard to read about what the changes were in 5.1 before they upgraded?
PHEW!!!!! Thank golly gosh we have Jordan to look out for our best interests on macrumors!!!!

Look dude, not all of us pour over this forum like it was our favorite fetish. I browse through it once a week or so. This is the first I've seen of this type question. If you come across a repeat do yourself a favor and don't read or reply to it. Your life will become much simpler and less stressful. The downside is that you won't be nearly as important in your mind.....
 

batting1000

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No. The 4S is NOT a 4G phone. The 4S when on AT&T utilizes faster 3G speeds which match their 4G speeds, which is why the $G icon is shown. This is an intended feature on AT&T and Apple's part. Again, you do not have 4G, it's just that the 3G speeds match that of their 4G speeds.

You'll have the same speeds as before the icon was changed.
 

MacFan1701

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Same speed as before. You basically have Super 3G, fake 4G, whatever you want to call it. HSPA+ (which is what the "4G") is referring to, is not true 4G. However, AT&T markets the HSPA+ as 4G even though it's not. The 4G is basically made to "match/reflect" with AT&T's "marketing terms."

tl;dr No, it's not really 4G. Blame AT&T's marketing.
 

Jordan921

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PHEW!!!!! Thank golly gosh we have Jordan to look out for our best interests on macrumors!!!!

Look dude, not all of us pour over this forum like it was our favorite fetish. I browse through it once a week or so. This is the first I've seen of this type question. If you come across a repeat do yourself a favor and don't read or reply to it. Your life will become much simpler and less stressful. The downside is that you won't be nearly as important in your mind.....
You didn't need to read Macrumors to know that the change was made.
 

Peanut207

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My iPhone now says 4G instead of 3G. Do I have 4G or did the 3G icon just change to 4G because of iOS 5.1?
Good question, me and my gf were wondering the same thing. Glad it was cleared up on here by some very informative members. ;) I don't frequent these boards enough to know the latest news. I'm busy with work, family etc.