So the 4S is 4G according to att.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TSX, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008

    *”We can’t wait for our customers to experience the incredible new iPhone 4S on our 4G network and enjoy download speeds of up to twice as fast,” said AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega in a statement.
  2. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    I can't wait for people to rag on apple for att's decision.
  3. grapes911, Oct 7, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011

    grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I guess AT&T is considering HSDPA 4G. Some phones with HSDPA have been marketed as 4G so this isn't surprising even though HSDPA doesn't meet the 4G standard. That being said, current versions of LTE don't meet the 4G standard either so it's all just marketing jargon anyway.
  4. mrxak macrumors 68000

    Apr 16, 2004
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    With very few exceptions (those using LTE/WIMAX chips), all the other phones currently advertised as 4G in the US are using the same HSDPA 14.4 which is really 3G+. I should point out Verizon and Sprint aren't using HSDPA, so those customers will just get 3G, and AT&T hasn't really expanded HSDPA 14.4 very much, so pretty much AT&T customers won't be getting "4G speeds" either.

    One could argue LTE isn't quite 4G either, though LTE Advanced is. 3G and 4G are just meaningless anyway. What matters is HSDPA 14.4. Really the only people who will be getting those kinds of speeds will be iPhone 4S users in Europe and Asia ;).

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