Does anyone know if the iPhone will upgrade...

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

  1. FltEngCPO macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Greg
     
  2. Sirobin macrumors 6502

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

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    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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