should we expect a 3.5g iphone soon ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dazed, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I was researching a new phone to replace my aging Blackberry 8700 and 2 phones I was thinking of were the iphone (of course :cool: ) and the HTC touch diamond.

    now my main predicament is that my provider (Rogers) now seems to be offering a 3.5g network of which so far the HTC seem one of a few phones that run on it.

    I wondering if there are any rumours of a 3.5g iphone yet ? what ever one i choose will lock me into a contract so i'd like all the info before i doom myself to another 3 years :)


    Thanks
     
  2. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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  3. ojstagg93 macrumors member

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  4. tiguk macrumors 6502

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    3.5G usually refers to HSDPA, which the current iPhone has.
     
  5. dazed thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems strange then that Rogers don't advertise it on their newer network. Would it require a software update to run at the faster speeds ?
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Nope, The iPhone 3G is HSDPA capable right now. Perhaps Rogers is hyping up HSUPA, which can offer lower latency and faster upload speeds. But on an iPhone, faster upload speeds aren't really that much of an advantage.
     

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