â…“ of iPhone 4 users think they run on ’4G’, are you one of them?

 

 

Last year when Apple unveiled the iPhone 4 (not 4G) last year, the tech-savvy consumer knew that the device was not 4G. Sure, it had the 4 at the end, but they new that the ’4′ at the end was for the fourth iteration. But, the ’4′ suffix on the iPhone makes the average consumer think that their device is running on 4G.

I’m sorry to break it to you (if you didn’t know already), that the iPhone 4 is not 4G-LTE or 4G-WiMax capable. I’m sorry if this is the first time you’ve heard this, and if the person at the AT&T or Verizon store told you it was, you got jipped out of awesome real 4G handsets like the ThunderBolt and Evo 4G.

This whole problem stems from people calling the iPhone 4 the ‘iPhone 4G’, with the G standing for generation. Although correct, this is not the term Apple uses, mainly because of the confusion issue. Usually, when Apple adds a ‘G’ to the suffix of the iPhone, it usually means the network technology.  If Apple was to add a ‘G’ onto the iPhone 4′s name in September, you could expect it to be 4G (LTE or HSPA+). The reason why people are calling the next iteration of the iPhone the ‘iPhone 5′ is because they don’t know if it will be the true iPhone 4G; as in, it runs on LTE or HSPA+.

It looks like Apple has their marketing team between a rock and a hard place, considering that their next iteration might be called the iPhone 4G. This would make regular consumers (who don’t read TiP), think that the only improvement between that device and the iPhone 4 is the addition of 4G.

Do you think the next iPhone will have 4G, or will it just be the 5th generation? Let us know in the comments below, or by sending me a tweet.

Via: The Loop

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  • Durk

    Ha that’s funny! And sad.

  • jvc

    Are there any Blackberrys that are 4g capable?

    • Taylor Anthony

      No.

    • Taylor Anthony

      No.

    • Taylor Anthony

      No.

  • Daniel Wolfe

    It really doesn’t matter to me if the iPhone 5 has 4G or not. They wont have HSPA+ towers in my area until at least the iPhone 6 comes out.

  • B2damaxx

    I’ll actually be really let down if 4G is not available on the next
    generation iPhone. It’s not that I really need it (although AT&T is
    dreadfully low where I live), but it is the next step in technology and
    it seems to be a train which everyone is or should be getting on. Either
    way, the next iteration should be dubbed the iPhone 5, to, as you
    mentioned, avoid possible confusion.

  • Taylor Anthony

    I dont care for 4G. Im satisfied with the over-rated 3G.

  • Taylor Anthony

    I dont care for 4G. Im satisfied with the over-rated 3G.

    • Trevon270

      The 3G on verizon is very very slow so its not over rated

  • Taylor Anthony

    I dont care for 4G. Im satisfied with the over-rated 3G.

  • David

    I’m fine with 3G, AT&T’s 3G is fast (fastest 3G in America). Though the speed boast might me nice, it’s not needed and isn’t in my area.

  • David

    I’m fine with 3G, AT&T’s 3G is fast (fastest 3G in America). Though the speed boast might me nice, it’s not needed and isn’t in my area.

  • Anonymous

    AT&T may eventually make HSPA 4G so I don’t blame them  

  • http://twitter.com/eb101 mynameseli

    LOL

  • KJHaltz

    Mine runs on 4g WiMax WIFI I have clear. But seems to me some days ATT 3G runs faster.

  • http://www.phoneapapoulusfacelickiest.org phone face

    If you are a reader of this site, i should hope that you would know its not 4g.

  • Cantgetright

    I live in the bay area and im able to connect on verizons 4G network.

  • Cyril

    my question is if you can upgrade the Iphone 4 with the IOS 5 software will the 4 run on 4g

    • Travioso525

      no, because it would still only have the antenna for 3G