Is the wifi on iPhone 4S faster than iPhone 4?

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  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
  2. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    i would say its faster. software improvements and hardware improvements help the phone, even with wifi based tasks. iOS 6 beta is faster on my iPhone 4s than what it was on iOS 5.
  3. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    The wifi itself won't be faster, but since the phone itself is faster, yes it will browse faster. I used both my friends 4 and my 4S side by side. 4S is snappier for obvious reasons.
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will finally get 5.0 GHz WiFi-N. This will be a welcomed improvement!
  5. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
    I you have basically just made that rumour up right now, I have read nothing on MacRumors or any other apple website saying it will (or even might) have 5GHz.
  6. stu.h macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    It's not necessarily faster, but you get a better signal due to better antennas.

    A friend of mine had the 4 and he could only pick 3 AP's where we were, yet I picked up about 7.
  7. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    The answer is yes in the sense that the 4s's CPU can process the downloaded data faster. There is a noticeable difference. The bottleneck is not the wifi chip on the phone, it is the CPU and GPU. The 4G on the 4S can actually be pretty darn fast. I have seen as high as 8mb down. That is great for non LTE.
  8. daveishere macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2008
    don't think its faster (I believe both the 4 and 4S support both 2.4 & 5GHz standards of 802.11n) but other factors of the phone such as the java engine and processor speed my result in data being displayed quicker on the phone, therefore giving the impression of a faster wireless chip in the phone.
  9. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
  10. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010

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