Why are people calling the new iPhone 4..."4G"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LAS22, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. LAS22 macrumors regular

    LAS22

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    I understand the 3G and 3GS, in support of the "3G" cellular service which first came to the iPhone 2 years ago. And yes, I know we are still on a 3G network.

    hows about:
    iPhone 4
    iPhone 4th gen (generation)
    iP4
    ...

    IIRC, AT&T supposedly will deploy "4G" cellular service sometime 2011.
     
  2. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

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  3. taybo20 macrumors regular

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    And in 2011 we will receive the true iPhone 4G...or should.
     
  4. stohr macrumors member

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  5. uneek1 macrumors regular

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    I haven't really heard anyone call it the 4G since the keynote.
     
  6. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

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    the 4 wimax! or 4 LTE LOL!
     
  7. fuzion macrumors 6502

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    It all went to hell when the 3G came out; 3G reflects the network, not 3rd generation... So 4th gen = 4G.

    I think the same people who say iPhone 4G also say iTouch which doesn't exist.


    I prefer iP4.
     
  8. drew077 macrumors member

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    One of my friends on facebook posted they just ordered the iPhone 4gs.......It made me laugh and kinda mad.
     
  9. David-fr macrumors 6502

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    Its like 3G, it did had 3G but i was 2Gen (2G) iphone and the 1st Gen iphone was called 2G for its edge connection..

    We never got a 1G iphone xDDD
     
  10. taybo20 macrumors regular

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    Actually you probably aren't far off....I don't see Apple continuing with this number system.

    They might call the next one iPhone LTE....or something to that effect.
     
  11. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. It's kind of sad us iPhone geeks are the only ones who get irritated at this kind of stuff. :p
     

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