iPhone 3G vs. 4G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shadowhunter711, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Shadowhunter711 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    Good morning mates!

    I am new here in this forum and am located in central Europe. I have read the rumor that Apple will come up with a iPhone 4G this summer. This item should even have a 128 GB memory...

    Since I am still using a Nokia E51 I am thinking of switching to the iPhone as soon as my cell provider contract is ending, which would be at the end of March. :)

    Now here is my question:

    Does anybody know a bit more regarding this new 4G already (expected price range? new technical features? etc.)?

    Hail the rumors! ;-)

    Best regards and thanks in advance! :)

  2. gianpan macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Where did you hear that? Do you even have a 4G network where you live?

    3G here is not even working properly (poor signal).

    *Laughs at 128gb memory*

    Probably just 16gb and 32gb.
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    should have 128gigs? lol how in the world you come up with that number?
  4. sergiuria macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    Near a bunch of T-Rex
    I think I saw a stupid photoshop of something like this, it was 3.0 too :rolleyes:
  5. Shadowhunter711 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    Point taken regarding the 4G network! ;-)

    The 4G stuff was featured as one of more rumors on a Swiss newspaper online platform...as well as the 128 GB stuff. However they obviously expect the release of a new generation or at least a modified iPhone in Midsummer...

    3G is working just perfect over here! :)

    What is your experience of using a 8/16GB iPhone, especially regarding to downloading music or syncing with iPod?
  6. Martin Finch macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Yeah 3G isn't even that good in the UK yet. Plenty of bad signal areas. But if 4G is available, I'll go for it anyway... just cos it's new :)
  7. Shadowhunter711 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    However, I am sure, there will be more improvements... Whatever it will be, I am already looking forward to it! :)

    Now I am wondering what this would be. Any suggestions? :)
  8. miffed macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2007
    Hmm , a bit of confusing terminology here I feel !

    what with the 1G (1st Gen) iPhone referred to as the "2G" (referring to the cellular technology ) , and then the 2G (as in second Gen) being called "3G"

    I think it's probably safe to say that the NEXT iphone (3rd Gen) will STILL be 3G , but I suspect everyone will refer to it as 4G , even though it's 3rd Gen device using 3rd Gen technology !!
    They couldn't have made it more confusing if they tried
  9. gianpan macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    My speculations (I haven't read anything it's just what I believe)

    - Improved camera, 3.2MP.
    - iChat function with 2nd "invisible" camera
    - Improved CPU and more RAM (192 or 256 MB?)
    - 16 and 32GB versions
    - Firmware 3.0.

    As far as firmware 3 is concerned the only thing I have to comment on is themes. When I first thought about it, I was not sure if Apple would like to have themes on the iPhone - because after all it's Apple :p. On the other hand they can probably sell themes on itunes store which will make them money and well it's Apple and money + customer satisfaction = paradise for them.
  10. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    It's completely safe to say the next iphone will be 3G and probably safe to say the next two or even three will be 3G.:D
  11. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
  12. Shadowhunter711 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    In the meantime and after what I have read in Wikipedia it definitely seems to still be 3G... So the used terminology in the papers was really rather confusing than helpful... :)

    Yo, Gix1k what a helpful opinion you are offering there! ;)
  13. miffed macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2007
    It is always going to be confusing with Apple Products being referred to as 1G /2G /3G , and the technology also being named 2G /3G /4G
    To make matters even more confusing , here in the UK a lot people mistakenly refer to the (3G) network "3" as '3G'

    Couldn't be simpler !
  14. cwwilson macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    4G tech won't be around for quite some time. When 3G is the norm/standard, then we'll see the transition to 4G.

    A better question, what will the name of the new iPhone be?
  15. Theaser macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2008
    Stop wasting bandwidths on your post and actually post something useful. I thought forums are open to discussions as long as they are not repeating previous threads. This thread isn't doing that.
  16. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Gotta love these posts. OP is clearly confused between network & Apple versioning... 3G is the network. Currently we have the 2nd generation iPhone overall, so the next one would still be a 3G, but the 2nd release, so either it would be the 2nd generation 3G, or 3G 2nd generation iPhone.
  17. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    sorry but you have no clue for making such a post, 4g yeah right.
  18. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007

    One better the 3G.

    But why not wait for a 5G which is TWO better?
  19. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    I guarantee you that the next iphone will have *EXACTLY* the features that Apple builds into it.
  20. chakraj macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2008
    So Cal
    « next » Concept
    iPhone 4G Concept Is a MacBook In a Phone
    By Jesus Diaz, 8:00 AM on Tue Feb 3 2009, 207,177 views
    Oh. So. Pretty. It needs some small aesthetic fixes here and there, but boy I would like to see something along these lines coming from Apple. And I like the fantasy specs too.

    (Click on the image for a 1,600-pixel version)

    • Titanium and Glass.
    • OLED screen
    • 3G
    • GPS
    • Front camera for iChat
    • Removable battery
    • 3.2 Megapixel camera
    • Video
    • 32 GB

    Square is the new round
  21. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Jun 2, 2008
    Stop tempting me with that picture!!!!! It makes me want to throw my current iPhone into an incinerator and get in line. :D
  22. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    So Jesus Diaz took a day off from him death stalking of Steve Jobs.

    Way to go Mr. Diaz. you went one whole day without being a prig.

    Try for two!
  23. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA

    I'd say your dead on with one exception - themes. Maybe not the second camera, but I can see it very useful. Plus - moving iChat to the iPhone with AIM support would be nice.

    I'd like to see 32/64gb. I think it's more of a possibility than before. (Don't really have anything to go on besides the pricing for 64gb chips are in the $120 range.

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