iPhone 3G vs. 4G

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

  1. Shadowhunter711 macrumors newbie

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    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! :)

    Shadowhunter711
     
  2. gianpan macrumors member

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    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

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    should have 128gigs? lol how in the world you come up with that number?
     
  4. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    I think I saw a stupid photoshop of something like this, it was 3.0 too :rolleyes:
     
  5. Shadowhunter711 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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"
    :rolleyes::confused::eek:

    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

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    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 G3

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    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

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  12. Shadowhunter711 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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'
    :confused:

    Couldn't be simpler !
     
  14. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    4G.

    One better the 3G.

    But why not wait for a 5G which is TWO better?
     
  19. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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

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    Gizmodo
    « 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

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    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

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    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

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    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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