What will 4G have over 3G?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by mammadon, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. mammadon macrumors member

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    4G is coming out this year, but what are the benefits of it? Is it being marketed well enough?

    Look at it this way. If Intel released a quintuple core processor, you'd naturally think this allows for better processing power. But how exactly? How would this lead to better performance or better applications?

    The iPhone 5 will most likely be 4G, to take advantage of the launch this year. but so what? what benefits will having a 4G phone bring? :confused:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Higher speed, theoretically larger capacity per "cell", longer range...

    Too well, by some companies.

    It's not a comparable situation. For mobile applications the bottleneck is almost always the data throughput, not the processor.
     
  3. BigQid macrumors regular

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    The better question is how much many times faster will it be? Then how much will it cost?
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Faster Internet connection.
     
  5. mammadon thread starter macrumors member

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    So essentially 4G will mean that one can have Internet speeds similar to a wired or wi-fi desktop connection? so better downloading, and better viewing of Youtube?
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Faster even. Currently, you'd have to pay over $40 to get a nice 22Mb/s line through cable.

    But with 4G, you'd have access to a minimum of 22Mb/s real transfer speeds. The theoretical start at 42.2Mb/s and go all the way to 110Mb/s for 4G.
     

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