- Sep 16, 2015
So AT&T has started rolling out the 5G E network indicator on select Android phones with LTE-A support. Since the newest iPhones support LTE-A, when will the iPhone get the new indicator?
I’d still like to know if I’m in an area with LTE-A. It may be “fake 5G” but it’s better than standard LTE.Hopefuly only after its real.
AT&Ts have been fake
There’s some precedent for it. Back when we were transitioning from 3G to LTE, AT&T pushed an update that made iPhones say “4G” when they were on an HSPA+ network, which was really just advanced 3G technology.Well it won’t come to iPhone until it’s real and hardware supports it. I don’t think the current iPhones will ever say LTE-A. But who knows
Which caused confusion for some given that 4G was actually LTE for most of the world and not what it was being used for when it came to AT&T on iPhone. Standards are standards and that's what should be used, and not some marketing speak.There’s some precedent for it. Back when we were transitioning from 3G to LTE, AT&T pushed an update that made iPhones say “4G” when they were on an HSPA+ network, which was really just advanced 3G technology.
Don’t support phone carriers that use fake networks to deceive sheeple into thinking they have something new when it’s the same exact specs that every other carrier has. Thank God Apple stands up to AT&T.So AT&T has started rolling out the 5G E network indicator on select Android phones with LTE-A support. Since the newest iPhones support LTE-A, when will the iPhone get the new indicator?
I get better reception with my Verizon then I did at AT&T even with a non-CDMA iPhone.Even though it’s a false representation, it won’t influence my choice of carrier. AT&T works better more places I travel than any other network (including Verizon).
I can see it coming to iPhone through a carrier update.
Back in 2011 AT&T still had a lot of power over the iPhone. I don't think they'd be able to pull this off nowadaysI travel in the Appalachian areas of Kentucky and Virginia quite a bit. Verizon is non-existent.
Either way, I don't doubt we'll be seeing the 5Ge on iPhones.
Carriers are stubborn.I'm surprised they are going ahead with this. They are getting crushed about this on social media by T-mobile's CEO and Verizon put out full page newspaper ads lambasting them for it. With all the bad press and being called out on this I figured they would scrap it.
I was thinking it would only be the XS line. Wasn’t that the reason for adding antenna lines and messing up the symmetry on the bottom?So, hypothetically, if this does get pushed out, what iPhones would even get this? Would it be LTE-Advanced models (I think the 6S and later, except the SE)?
For what it's worth, I'm not a fan of the faux-4G indicator for HSPA+, so I'm hoping this doesn't happen (I wouldn't mind the iPhone have more degrees of feedback of the type of cellular data connection, but most people don't seem to care).