Dual antennas

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by COSE23, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. COSE23 macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry but can someone explain to me more about the dual antennas. How does it make it faster, how will it effect Verizon users? (me) I just don't know it sounded just too magical. I thought that there was really no such thing on the market today as "4g" and that it was just a marketing strategy, but yet it seems that some people are disappointed that apple never called it 4g. If someone could enlighten me, I would certainly appreciate it.
     
  2. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    I would also like to know how this works and if there is an appreciable benefit.
     
  3. COSE23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that, but it didn't say anything about speeds. If my friend has a droid 2 running on 3g verizon and I have an iphone 4s running on the same, if we do a speed test will the iphones dual antennas make it faster?
     
  4. Smtevo macrumors 6502

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  5. JimKirk macrumors 6502

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    Question

    Since the new iPhone 4s on ATT or other carriers it would seem logical that you could just take your iPhone and use it on any carrier.

    But I guess that will not happen right?

    I assume these are still carrier locked? I am guessing there will be a black market to unlock these to work on any carrier.
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    4G is meaningless, carriers and android manufacturers are applying the term to HSPA+, LTE, WiiMAX and LTE-Advanced networks. And each has varying levels of features.

    Verizon has NO HSPA+ network. They went straight from 3G 1Mbps -> LTE, skipping over HSPA+. iPhone 4S will still be stuck at old ~1mbps Verizon 3G speed.

    ATT deployed HSPA+ as a stepping stone to LTE, iPhone 4S added HSPA+ capability, will only get speed bump on ATT in areas upgraded for HSPA+.

    Sprint, unknown.

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    No. Maybe a more reliable, consistent signal, maybe.

    But it would be hard to substantiate.
     

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