Is 3G a hardware or software issue?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by apollo92178, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. apollo92178 macrumors newbie

    apollo92178

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    I'm thinking about picking up a iphone but been holding off for the 3G version. Now my question is: If I buy an iphone now, will I be able to upgrade to do 3G via a software update or it does 3G using some sort of new chip=hardware?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    3G will require a hardware update to the current iPhone.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its a hardware thing as in an antennea that would have to be included
     
  4. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a hardware issue. The current iphones do not have the chipset needed to use 3G. When a 3G iphone comes out you will have to buy a whole new phone to get it.
     

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