Ipad 2 ATT is 4G?

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  1. harleymhs macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know if an ipad 2 will utilize Att 4G service? I know the 4s iphone after the update uses the 4G and actully shows 4G on the screen after the ios update.. My friends ipad 2 did the ios update to the latest version and it still shows 3G .. I know it wont use the LTE but will the ipad 2 use ATT 4 G service? Thanks!
     
  2. soco macrumors 68030

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    It will not. Also, for clarification, the iPhone 4S does not use 4G. It shows 4G service but really means HSPA+ which is arguably just a faster 3G. It's not LTE.
     
  3. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    No. 3G only on the iPad 2. The 4s is not true 4G LTE, it's more of a marketing term by ATT. It's faster than 3G, but not LTE, so don't get confused

    Edit-Beaten to it and pretty much said the exact thing :)
     
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    Actually there is no real defined spec for '4G' so who knows anyway? The term is thrown around all the time, some think LTE = 4G some think HSPA+ = 4G like AT&T when in reality it is just a marketing term for Joe Sixpack.
     
  5. matttye macrumors 601

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    "true 4G LTE" is a misnomer because LTE Advanced networks will be the first that actually reach 4G standards. Not even LTE is fast enough to be designated 4G if you use the true standards. LTE is more like a 3.98G :p
     
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    The speed rate for 4G IIRC is 100Mbps...
     
  7. matttye macrumors 601

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    Correct... when moving at speed. 100Mbps on a train/car, 1Gbps when stationery.
     
  8. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know that the Ipad2 WILL NOT USE 4G LTE! My question will it USE their HSPA+ Service and show 4G in the upper corner? Like the iphone 4S does! Thanks!
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    No.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...because it has no HSPA+ chipset.
     
  11. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So only the Ipad 3 will utilize ATT's HSPA+ service if LTE is not avaialble? And the Ipad WILL ONLY USE 3G.? No HSPA+? I get so many different answers!
     
  12. matttye macrumors 601

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    The iPad 2 supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G and HSPA.

    The iPad 3 supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE.

    Simples :)
     
  13. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, Now I understand a little better.. Now thw question is how much faster is HSPA compared to HSPA+ ??
     
  14. ripper998 macrumors regular

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    people need to stop thinking if its 4g it must be LTE. HSPA+ is theoretically 4g capable.
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

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    That depends on the flavor of HSPA+. The iPad 3 can go up to 28.8Mbps while the 4S can do 14.4. Some flavors can do well above 100Mbps and be called 4G by technical definition. The iPhone 3Gs/4 and iPad 2 can do up to 7.2Mbps.
     
  16. matttye macrumors 601

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    It's the other way around.. HSPA+ is faster than HSPA.

    Two to three times faster under good circumstances. If you're in a highly saturated area you won't notice a very big difference at all.
     

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