Is the iPhone 4 4g or 3g?

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  1. ruk110 macrumors regular

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    Does anybody know if the new iPhone 4 is 3g or 4g? (as in speeds it can handles stuff i think) and if it is, when 4g is finally available how will be able to benefit from it?? Thanks:apple:
     
  2. zachcheatham macrumors regular

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    The iPhone 4 is somewhere between 3G and 4G. Its like 3.5G but it is not 4G at all.
     
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  4. ruk110 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so im guessing that means eventually when 4g does come out, the HTC evo will be better and faster as it can handle 4g?
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    The HTC Evo is 4G. Its a different network and a different technology. Its very difficult to compare speed across different carriers using different technology.

    Using the right technology, 3G can be faster than 4G.

    In your specific example, Sprint's current 4G (which is already out) is somewhat faster than AT&T's current 3G.
     
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    whats a sig? your signature says i hate sigs

    edit: oops sorry i just figured it out, it means signatures lol sorreh!
     
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    sig = signature
     
  8. mytakeontech macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's definitely not 3G or 4G, it's just 4!

    I don't know why so much confusion here? :p
     
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    LOL!
     
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    Numbers all numbers; means Nothing stop over thinking.
     
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    I know you are joking, here's why.

    I have an iPhone, I get somewhere between 1-2mbps. I have a Sprint Overdrive, I get 10-12mbps. I think the 4G is considerably faster.


    It's not listed in Moorestown, NJ, but it is definitely there -- ask my iPad. Blue dots just mean future towers too, not existing 4G networks.
     
  15. ruk110 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i think it will be a long while before we get 4g over here in the uk
     
  16. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    No, I wasn't joking. I guess I had an incomplete thought.

    Sprint's 4G is currently a much higher speed than AT&T's 3G. AT&T's 3G has a much larger coverage area than Sprint's 4G so you aren't getting those speed's everywhere.

    Also, Sprint's 4G is not technically a 4th generation of wireless technology. Its merely an enhanced version of their 3G. AT&T did the same thing, but they continued to call it 3G. The iPhone 3GS is capable of using this technology, but it is not widely available. AT&T's enhanced 3G is similar in speed as Sprint's 4G.

    There are a lot more details, and I'm not going to go over them all. Basically it boils down to what I said before -- its very difficult to compare speed across different carriers using different technology. Not that you can't benchmark them, but just going by the generation is not accurate. Most of this 2G, 3G, 4G crap is just marketing and doesn't have official standards to back it up.
     
  17. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a

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    7.2mbps vs 10-12mbps is still a considerable amount more.
     
  18. ruk110 thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay lets not argue, we will just find out when 4G comes out world wide!
     
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  20. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    As mentioned before, it's actually 3.5G.
    But it's the 4th Generation.
     
  21. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Nope it's not 4g. They've used another technology called wimax, and calling it 4g.

    You fell for their false advertising.
     
  22. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    No, I didn't. It just took me multiple posts to get a complete thought out. :p
     
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    I like Sigs. Glocks, Berettas, & HKs too.
     

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