I have not Heard the word WiMax associated with iPhone, ever.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fonzijr1964, Jan 31, 2009.

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WHat do you think of a WiMax iPhone?

Poll closed May 11, 2009.
  1. Love it / Believe it will happen in the next update.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Love it / Not gonna happen this update

    8 vote(s)
    57.1%
  3. Hate it / Will happen this update but i will not buy it.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Hate it / not gonna happen for a wile

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    So what do u think of the idea of a WiMax or 4G iPhone?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    WiMax is Sprint, isn't it?

    That answers your question right there: never.
     
  3. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    not necessarily its just a 4G technology
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Is there any infrastructure in place or are there plans for said infrastructure?
     
  5. robanga macrumors 68000

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    The network is still Tiny, in just a few cities and many question whether Sprint can pull it off given the current economic conditions etc.

    Also one of the big partners in the Wimax alliance just pulled out yesterday.
     
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    wimax is still years away. they had a head start over other 4g standards, but releases in 2 cities, and with potential partners (nokia, nortel) dropping out, i wouldn't bet the farm on wimax making any sort of big marketshare grab anytime soon.
     
  7. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yep


    When do you guys thing ATT will move to 4G on any level?
     
  8. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    As I joked about before, you need only look at Apple's new 380 page "iPhone" patent. (Which is really only composed of a few touch-related paragraphs, with tons of examples.)

    "The wireless communication may use any of a plurality of communications standards, protocols and technologies, including but not limited to
    Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM),
    Enhanced Data GSM Environment (EDGE),
    high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA),
    wideband code division multiple access (W-CDMA),
    code division multiple access (CDMA),
    time division multiple access (TDMA),
    Bluetooth,
    Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) (e.g., ...),
    voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP),
    Wi-MAX,
    ...
     
  9. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ah ha
     
  10. question fear macrumors 68020

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    IIRC, the timeline is 3-4 years, though whether that is general internet rumor or an actual fact I don't know.

    Interesting...Apple was certainly covering any and all bases.

    I don't doubt that wimax will exist in some form over the next few years. I just doubt they've got the head start in 4g that their supporters were claiming.
     
  11. lftrghtparadigm macrumors 6502

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    2010 is what they've said they're shooting for.

    My best guess would be iPhone 4G debuts June 2010, launching along side the new 4G network. Speeds up to 40 mbps. Real speeds around 3-10 in most areas.
     
  12. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    A year roll out in this economy? Not a chance.
     
  13. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    ATT has said 2012 for LTE. ATT is saving money by upgrading their 3G instead.

    It's Verizon that's starting LTE this year and should be in major markets by 2010.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It sounds like a great idea, but won't happen for at least 3-4 years.
     

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