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WSJ Says New iPhone Won't Have 4G

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Oct 4, 2011, 8:32 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Oct 4, 2011, 9:04 AM

The new Apple iPhone, to be announced later today, will not support current fourth-generation high-speed wireless networks, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal. Those "familiar with Apple's plans" indicated to the Journal that the new iPhone will not support WiMax nor Long Term Evolution 4G, and will instead rely on CDMA and HSPA+ 3G networks for wireless data connectivity. Apple has scheduled a press conference for 1PM Eastern time today to "talk iPhone." More details will be available then.

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netboy

Oct 4, 2011, 12:05 PM

i recommend Samsung phone!

get a samsung instead of htc !
samsung phone is thinner and lighter !
the more lightweight the phone, the more comfortable holding in hand!
cool story bro.
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tdn_74

Oct 4, 2011, 9:50 AM

iPhone coversion to HTC...?

I have a iPhone 3GS. I also have an iHome alarm clock that has great sound and functionality. The docking station is for the iPhone. I'm very interested in the HTC Inpire. Does anyone know if there's a conversion kit of some sort that will enable a user to plug in the HTC Inspire to a docking station for an iPhone?
Apple's devices are highly proprietary and so are their accessories. There is a slim chance that third party manufacturers may have a conversion cable to convert the connection. Try Radio Shack or online services such as Newegg.com.

Good luck,

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Check this out when you get a chance.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20110799-251/do ... »


The DockBoss+ makes your Android device compatible with iPhone/iPod/iPad speaker docks and i...
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1) It gets about 4 hours of battery life if you use it.
2) The touchscreen is extremely wonky
3) Reception is terrible, as is its "4G" network performance.

I just saved you a mistake (I own one.)
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Jayshmay

Oct 4, 2011, 8:44 AM

No surprise at all.

Anybody who was hoping for an LTE-enabled Iphone is naive. Apple is more about fashion than function. Tim Cook said the battery would have to be bigger to support LTE. Apple cares more about putting out a slim Iphone than a functional one that is up to date in late 2011.

I have the Samsung Droid Charge, it has LTE, AND it's slim.
Jayshmay said:
Apple cares more about putting out a slim Iphone than a functional one that is up to date in late 2011.

I have the Samsung Droid Charge, it has LTE, AND it's slim.


I didn't know that HSPA+ phones ...
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The real reason why the iPhone 5 will not support LTE is because Apple has a consistent policy of leaving out 'big' features so that people will want to upgrade. This is the reason why the first generation iPhone didn't have 3G, even though in 2007...
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Jayshmay QUOTE "Apple is more about fashion than function. Tim Cook said the battery would have to be bigger to support LTE. Apple cares more about putting out a slim Iphone than a functional one that is up to date in late 2011"

same BS that was sa...
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Actually, what he said was that the phone would have to be bigger with first-generation chipsets. There are always compromises with first-generation chipsets, so that's not surprising.

Apple will offer an LTE iPhone sooner or later; they've ...
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They also said that users SHOULD experience up to 3x faster download and upload speeds, CLOSE TO but not quite up to par with full 4G LTE speeds.
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And not shipping something with half-baked LTE support (ala Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt.)
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MrGuder

Oct 4, 2011, 11:34 AM

No 4G = EPIC FAIL

Regardless of what other stupid gimmicky features Apple decides to put, without 4G, it's behind the curve. It may not affect sales but as a device, it's a fail. Even the sheep will disappointed. They'll still buy it but deep down they'll know it's a fail.

4G has been out for year already. The smaller chips are available. No excuses. The iPhone will be look primitive on Verizon sitting next to all the LTE devices.
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Jellz

Oct 4, 2011, 9:17 AM

I think

The news story below this one is a lot cooler. Why you all commenting up here???
Because no one cares about a phone thats only available in Korea until next year
controversy. A bunch of stupid arguments..over a phone and company..Regardless of what they say..haters will say Apple is nothing but a fashion brand..say that to Disney that relies on Apple products to make their films.
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tdn_74

Oct 4, 2011, 9:59 AM

So what....

I've owned an iPhone 3GS for over two years. I signed up thru AT&T during their "unlimited everything" era...and I'm STILL under that same package. In that time it has dropped a few calls. A few apps have stopped in the middle of what I was doing. The picture quality (and lack of flash) haven't been the greatest. Having said that, I used to be with Verizon back until 2009. I shopped around and compared the two carriers for pricing, packages, etc. At the time AT&T beat Verizon overall so I switched. So I've owned phones and plans by both of the top two companies. Now that the "experience" resume is out there, I can tell those interested that BOTH, I repeat, BOTH carriers have their PROs and CONs. I don't believe either one is much be...
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mingkee

Oct 4, 2011, 8:53 AM

bad for Sprint

Sprint's EV network isn't fast as VZW, and they rely on Wimax on some markets.
Now Sprint iphone without Wimax means it gets stuck on slow network.
But it has the fruit logo on the back, and that's all people care about.
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tica23

Oct 4, 2011, 9:06 AM

lol

and there are still people thinking that the iPhone 4 is 4G lol
 
 
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