What is true 4G? And why doesn't the iPhone have it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by complexcommunic, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. complexcommunic macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2010
    From what I understand, the only carrier with what actually technically qualifies as 4G is Sprint, aka their WiMax network. Is this correct, or a misconception?
  2. tahoeroscoe macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2009
    true 4g is LTE or wimax 2.0. HSPA+ is just faster 3g.
  3. sfscott macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Don't have it because

    Battery life with LTE is not where Steve wants it...and AT&T is not very far along in its deployment.

    Moreover, Sprint uses Wimax, while T and VZ are on LTE.

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