Apple's iPhone 4S is not LTE, but it's a "world phone" - where will it work?
At the iPhone 4S announcement Apple said it doesn't intend to argue what exactly is 4G
1. remixfa (Posts: 14123; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i love how the apple graph completely ignores the fact that there is a half dozen or more sets that go 21mb/s+, not even including the LTE ones. false advertisement at its best.
on an up note, i really hope more companies use the global radio chips. When they do that though, they need to include every carriers 3g/4g signals in there though, so we can just bounce to whatever network we want without having to worry about restrictions.
8. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
Maximum Data Speeds (HSDPA) which allows 14.4Mbps.
not HSPA+, which allows 21 or 42 or 84Mbps [3GPP release 9]
I guess the graph was not intended to show who rules in theoretical speed, only those phones comparable to the iPhone 4S
2. Juice (unregistered)
Yeah what a way to skew it in your favor. Don't highlight your data speed when it's last gen. No?
3. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Thanks for playing catch up Apple, how about coming in first for once? Nexus Prime is about to wipe the floor.
Is anyone going to buy this device?
4. nosoupforyou (unregistered)
It's not an advertisement, it's a graph providing a comparison with other devices.
7. remixfa (Posts: 14123; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
comparison with HSDPA phones (non 4g).. not even Wimax and especially not Tmo HSPA+ phones and LTE phones.. lol
5. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)
its just a grapdh showing max hsdpa, now for the actual phone to reach those speeds is different also even if they are comparing other phones they really need to compare to other phones with 3g radios, not hsdpa+ phones cause thats just looking wrong, it is expected for 4g gsm phones to reach 14.4 at average when the cap for hsdpa+ is what 21 Mbps. come on apple go back and talk to your experts for next time. dont toss a 4g phone in the arena and say we can do that too.
6. jcanderson47 (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)
it is showing who it is comparable to! if you were selling your product would you say in comparison to the best we are only 7th ??? no you'd say we are up there with x, y, and z!!!! chill out people. you don't want it ??!! don't buy it!!!!!
9. galaxy2 (unregistered)
hell i see no india yet again ... well the only option we have is to " ignore" ...huh ..
10. nofan (unregistered)
BGR Correction --- Droid Bionic is not a world phone (or at least cannot be used as such right now)
11. Castle (unregistered)
so, does this so-called "world phone" support OMH R-UIM?
12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6722; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
AT&T is the best choice if you want a world phone. you can use their GSM coverage over in Europe.
13. lostthebattle (unregistered)
I think Anything above 10 mbps is an overkill for a phone. I use to be an apple fanboy till they announced the 4s, they have let many people down by not giving us the iPhone 5. Now I own gs2 and this phone is amazing. As proud they feel from having loyal customers that will earn them billions, well that's about to change. Apple era will be over soon.
14. BlakeTheBear (unregistered)
So, will the 4S be able to access T-Mobile's, Cincinnati Bell's, & Wind Mobile's AWS 1700MHz frequencies (UMTS IV Bands) when you pop your SIM in an unlocked model?!
No mobile blog anywhere will answer that question!
15. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
probably because no-one knows just yet i mean it hasent even been released yet.