Is iphone 4 a 4G phone?

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  1. fredzrez macrumors newbie

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    just heard that att 4G is coming mid 2011, will the iphone 4 benefit from the 4G or will the new phone next year be 4G.


    I currently have a 7 year old nokia non smart phone and can either wait till new 4G phones come out next year or get a iphone 4 now.

    I just don't want to purchase a iphone 4 and in 8 months find out that it won't benet from a 4G service?
     
  2. steviem macrumors 68020

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    No it's not.

    A new iPhone will be out in June/July. Let's just think of it like we're in baby iPhone is in it's first trimester. :)
     
  3. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Not, iP4 can't take advantage of that,

    and if you ask me,.....iPhone 5 won't either, It will be HSPA+ (which AT&T will support as well as T-mobile).

    iPhone 6 will join the LTE world, when every mayor carrier will have a more stable deployment, Including Verizon using Voice and Data over LTE (and not just Data as it is plan to be roll out by the end of this year)


    PS: I am bookmarking this thread/post so I can come back on the summer of 2012 and see how right i was :D:D:D:D
     
  4. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    they are suppose to start 4g service in mid 2011 that means select cities will get it but most people won't have it till 2013.
     
  5. aohus macrumors 68000

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    4G won't be mainstream for the masses until 2013 is my guess. Once LTE is rolled out, you still have to pay premium service for 4G access. In essence, it will be more expensive than current 3G plans.
     
  6. iPhonePhreak macrumors member

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    Unless AT&T upgrades their network to 4G in time for the next iPhone releases, I don't think the next iPhone will support 4G.
     
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Apple has not said anything about releasing a new iPhone in June/July of next year. Since the iPhone 4 just came out, I doubt we will see a new model so soon.
     
  8. silentsim macrumors regular

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    You think they will just publicly announce a new model during sales of the current? Guarantee that there's a refresh- but probably not a complete overhaul like the 3GS to the 4. one year cycles!
     
  9. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    I, respectfully, disagree.
     
  10. Resist macrumors 68030

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    If there is a new model coming out next June I will really be pissed, because I just signed a new 2 year contract with AT&T. And their early termination fees are outrageous.

    I really wish cell carriers would reduce the contract periods to 1 year. :mad:
     
  11. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    The next iPhone to hit AT&T will most definitely be the white iPhone 4, not a 4G iPhone.
     
  12. iHeartapple2 macrumors 6502

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    There has been a new model every year since the iPhone was introduced. Why would you think next year would be any different?
     
  13. hexhead macrumors member

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    Would you have been willing to pay $399 for your iPhone?

    It's only $199 because of the two year contract. You probably could have bought it with no contract for $599.
     
  14. hexhead macrumors member

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    It wasn't long ago, when Verizon announced they were going to be launching a 4G network, AT&T said they planned on improving their 3G network to the point it would be just as fast as 4G. I'm not going to get myself all worked up about it. I'd rather have a continually improving 3G instead of paying yet another $10/ mo. just so I can say I have 4G.
     
  15. Resist macrumors 68030

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    And that price was overly inflated by Apple to begin with.
     
  16. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Is it?

    Parts, alone, cost apple nearly $200 per phone. Assembly not included.

    They also have to recoup their R&D costs, government fees (filings, etc), plus any licensing fees they have to pay for any patents uses that they don't own. And they are here to make money - including after taxes.
     
  17. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    4g currently is VERY limited. Look at sprints map of 4g service.

    Marc
     
  18. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    A co worker of mine has 4g on sprint and has an evo. We are in Philly so 4g is available. Honestly 4g is not much faster, although it is faster but not significantly faster.

    Marc
     
  19. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    iPhone is a great investment.

    When I got my 3GS I was under 2 year contract.

    The 4 came out and I was still under contract.

    Was eligible for partial upgrade of $399.00.

    Since iPhone is a great investment I sold my 3GS for $350.00.

    Used the $350.00 to get iPhone 4. The difference cost me $76.93($399x7% sales tax).

    I had to extend my contract again. Extending contract doesn't matter to me as I've been a very happy and satisfied AT&T customer for many years.

    When new iPhone comes out I'll sell my iPhone 4. I'm sure I'll get enough money for it that out of pocket won't be much.

    Take care of your iPhone and you'll be able to sell it and have minimal out of pocket to buy a new iPhone at partial upgrade.

    Marc
     
  20. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone update has been released in June/July of every year since the original.
     
  21. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't they say at release that iPhone 4 is equipped to go at the higher 3G network speeds which is not exactly available at the moment?
     
  22. NJMetsHero macrumors regular

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    Yeah my guess is the 2012 iPhone will be 4G compatible.
     
  23. fabianjj macrumors 6502

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    Well isn't AT&T just now rolling out the 7.2Mbit/s HSDPA standard? At that pace it will take yaars if they're gonna get HSPA+ speeds that are anywhere near the speeds of LTE
     
  24. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    you're kidding, right? The only time Apple has deviated from the yearly release is when they released the 16GB 2G in Jan of 2008, and that was a capacity bump only, not a new model. There will be a new phone next summer, guaranteed.
     
  25. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure they even said, or there was a news post on here at one point, that Apple is officially releasing a new iPhone every year. As other users pointed out, just look at the trend of iPhone releases.
     

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