Does anyone know if the iPhone will upgrade...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FltEngCPO, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. FltEngCPO macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Oklahoma City
    to 4G LTE speed via software update (in the future) or will that require us to wait for an iPhone 5 (or later) to get that capability?

    AT&T now has 4G service in OKC and I would like to get that capability. I have an iPhone 4 and iPad 2, both with unlimited 3G data plans. I am considering dropping the iPad plan completely and taking my iPhone to the minimum data plan and using the AT&T mobile hotspot unit but it has a 2 year contract for the good deal $69 unit price. It would be a break even on the 4G LTE data plan on it with the $15 iPhone minimum data plan (compared to two $30 unlimited plans), but also mean another piece of equipment to carry.

    Anyone have a better way to skin this cat?

  2. Sirobin macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2008
    It's a hardware thing, so no, your current devices will never get LTE.
  3. pk7 macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2011
    Precisely. It's like how the original iPhone got iOS 2.0, but that didn't magically give it 3G capability like the iPhone 3G had (because it lacked internal 3G radios).

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