I was an iPhone 2G then 3G owner but moved to HTC EVO 4G with Sprint because I live in cities that have 4G LTe (in addition to the iOS4 rendering my iPhone 3G useless and AT&T's really poor coverage). I was hoping the next iPhone would have 4G LTe support espeically now that Sprint are on the iPhone 4S list ... but sadly the 4S doesn't have 4G LTe which seems odd given the Verizon has 4G as does Sprint??
On my HTC EVO 4G the speed difference between 3G and 4G LTe is pretty significant ... when running speed tests, on average 4G LTe provides real world 6.5 Mbps down and 1.3 Mbps up ... run the same speed test in 3G and I'm right around 0.51 Mbps down and 0.49 Mbps up.
So I'm debating whether to wait for the iPhone 5 (which I have to assume must be 4G LTe capable) ... assume 16-18 months away or go with the 4S?
Other than a better camera and voice recognition (Siri), what other cool new features can the 4S do?
The sample pictures from the iPhone 4S appear to be pretty good (assume they haven't been touched up) ... the camera in my HTC EVO 4G is pretty bad, espeically in low light. But voice recognition in my HTC EVO 4G is pretty good and can do everything Siri appears to be able to do, so that's not a big selling point for me ... need something more
Is iMessage limited to just iPhone, iPad, and iPod? Or will it work with other services like Windows Messenger and other instant chat services?
Will iOS5 for 4S finally support plug-ins like Flash, Silverlight so that all the web sites I use will work correctly on the 4S?
I like the idea of iCloud, but being limited to a 3G connection I would think that might not work so well with large picture files and video files? Or is iCloud restricted to just a wireless connection and disabled when 3G only is available?
Also, will the 4S work as an access point for a MacBook or a iPad that doesn't have 3G?
I know, a lot of question, but I'm wondering if it's time to dump my HTC EVO 4G and return to iPhone or if it's best to wait some more for the iPhone 5.