10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2012 6:42 PM by Mark Sheppard
AndreasvanHaren Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Here in Gothenburg Sweden they start having a 4G Mobil broadband network. However, my provider told me that the 4G iPhone cannot use this 4G network. Is this true? I thought that this phone was 4G ready?

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  • Azzl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    As much as I know, it doesn't work with 4G, but I might be wrong.

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  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    The iPhone 4 supports UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz). Those are the standard 3G and EDGE networks.

    No 4G.
  • AndreasvanHaren Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Somehow I remember Steve Jobs saying in the presentation that this phone was 4 G ready, only it's waiting now for the networks to catch up. But maybe I am wrong here. Pitty... Maybe the next phone will be able to handle it.
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    iPhone 4 does not have 4G hardware in it. It probably won't until there is some indication what the standard will be and wider deployment.
  • iZian Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    AndreasvanHaren wrote:
    Here in Gothenburg Sweden they start having a 4G Mobil broadband network. However, my provider told me that the 4G iPhone cannot use this 4G network. Is this true? I thought that this phone was 4G ready?


    *There is no such thing as a 4G iPhone, nor an iPhone 4G*
    The device you have in your hand is probably an iPhone 4. The 4th generation of iPhone.
    It just so happened that they named the 2nd generation of iPhone the 3G as it could use 3G (years behind the times of course).
    iPhone 6 or 7 will support 4G no doubt
  • imagine engine Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
    Steve Jobs, never said in his keynote speech that the iPhone 4 is a 4G model. Carriers that offer 4G now are very few and there isn't enough support from manufacturers to make 4G capable cellphones. The reason is it's cheaper for carriers to upgrade existing networks from HSPA (3G) to HSPA+ (3.5G) than to go with 4G. While 4G networks have a theoretical limit of 100 Mbps, some carriers testing the threshold of HSPA+ can get to 100 Mbps. Also comparing companies such as Sprint that offer 4G their download speed is far slower than carriers that currently use a 3.5G network.
  • Elizabeth0701 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Seems to me that EVERY possible carrier, in the U.S.A. is now offering 4G network capabilities.  I understand about Apple wanting to wait until there is a "standard" but hey APPLE, I own stock in you so you can DEVELOP the PERFECT 4G network!  Get on it!  Apple is revolutionary, let's knock it out!

  • tonefox Level 6 Level 6 (8,830 points)

    Elizabeth0701 wrote:

     

    Seems to me that EVERY possible carrier, in the U.S.A. is now offering 4G network capabilities. 

    Sure they are:

     

    http://www.wirelessinternet.org/att-4G.php

  • Matrix X2 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    The closet thing your gonna get here in the US to 4G on an iPhone 4/4S on AT&T and it isn't even real 4G. They can reach download speeds up to 7.2 mbps for the iPhone 4 and 14.4 mbps for the 4S. Verizon and Sprint can't even come close because they use CDMA technology that has the possibilty to reach a MAX of 3.0 mbps, but there probably won't a day to come where you will come close to that. (I have a Verizon iPhone 4 and the fastest speeds i have ever gotten, and i was even right next to a Verizon tower, was 2.13 mbps)

  • Mark Sheppard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I upgraded my AT&T 4S to IOS 5.1 earlier today. It now shows 4G for the data connection in upper left corner of screen vs 3G on IOS 5.0.1.

    Speed test in Burbank at 5pm rush hour showed 6.2 Mbps/0.76 Mbps.

    Is is really using 4G or just 3G with a new label?????

    Time will tell