so the iphone 4s 4g?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jesusplay, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    last time I checked at&t's 4g phones weren't getting faster down or up speeds than the iphone 4.... The iphone 4s can do 14.4 down...

    how is this possible? i thought 3g ended at 7.2 mbps?:confused::confused:
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Who said the iPhone 4S was "4G"? Not Apple. Maybe ATT who is calling their HSDPA+ "4G," even though it's 3.5G, but Apple is clearly not marketing the 4S as a 4G phone.
  3. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Denver/Boulder, CO
  4. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    Read what you link to.
    Standard HSDPA (HSPA) runs up to 14.0 Mbps.
    The iPhone is an HSPA+ (evolved HSPA) device as it runs HSDPA at 14.4Mbps.
    The ITU changed the definition and said providers can call HSPA+ 4G.
    From a marketing perspective, it's 4G.
    Reality, it's 3.75G

    We all know AT&T and T-Mobile call anything using HSPA+ a 4G device.
    Hell even Verizon and AT&T's LTE deployments don't meet the 4G spec.
    They're 3.9G
    Sprint's WiMax is only 3.75G and is slower than HSPA+.

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