Apple iPhone 5 to connect to 4G via HSPA+ says China Unicom

The fifth-generation Apple iPhone will feature connectivity to 4G via an HSPA+ network, performing at speeds as high as 21Mbps according to China Unicom; the carrier made the statement during a slide presentation at MacWorld Asia...
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4. G-Reg unregistered

Im going to take a wildass guess and say iPhone 5 will be 3g(us), iPhone5s will be 4g. Im just thinking about the size of the lte radios not being able to slim down in time.

5. Atrix 4g unregistered

Im pretty sure, i read an article a while back that the iphone 5 will not connect to 4g (HSPA+) or 4g LTE, that it will most likely in the 6th generation. Plus um apple does a good job on keeping things secret, until they announce it.

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I suppose they could offer an HSPA+ iPhone for AT&T (which could then hold a speed advantage over Verizon's head), but it would screw up Apple's marketing. "Faster than ever.* *participating carrier required"

11. joe45 unregistered

China has their own network..has NOTHING to do with US or Canadian or even European frequencies..same thing with Japan..Docomo

12. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

iPhone 4s not iPhone 5 still looking for best quality and cheap components.

13. cc unregistered

Yeah, and the 2012 Toyota Camry will come with a V12... in the form of a V6. But it's a V12. Our marketing department f**king says so.

21. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

? Who's man is this

25. cc unregistered

Why thumbs down? They are advertising HSPA+ as 4G when it is in fact NOT 4G. Similar to promising buyers that their new Camry will have a V12 when in fact there is a V6 under the hood. Thumbs down all you want, facts are facts.

32. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This is a dead argument. HSPA+, WiMax and LTE are not 4G as originally designated, but because the carriers marketed them as 4G, the definition was revised. So thumbs down for exhuming that dead horse. (And for the inept automotive analogy.)

35. cc unregistered

Yeah, advertising an internet connection as faster than it is is definitely not the same as advertising a car as being faster than it is. Wait...

42. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You're missing the point. 4G *used* to be an as-yet-unattained 100+ Mbps standard that none of the abovementioned technologies meets. The carriers (starting with Sprint, then T-Mo, then AT&T and Verizon which at least had a 4G-ready LTE network) started calling their networks 4G, and rather than fighting it, the ITU revised the definition. It's not false advertising if the industry changes its standards.

19. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

cant wait for it to come out

22. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

We can't argue that what ever the iPhone is going to have and what ever its gonna be, it will sell, and will top the sales chart. But for me, it still sux.

28. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

i agree with it will you i cant stand the dam phone i can't understand the hype behind the phone this but we will see

33. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I had the 3GS before. I jailbroke it. Had the installous app from Cydia and was happy because of the games. But then I realized all of the inconveniences that it have. It cant transfer or recieve anything from bluetooth. My friends have the 2006 model of Nokias and they can do it. Then another thing, I cant mess with my songs without that stupid iTunes. So I finally gave it up. Got my Android and it has all the games i want. And it just basically have what i need and it can do what i want it to do.

44. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

I got my son a iphone 4 because he thought it was "cool" and he is 15 years old .9 months later he cant stand the dam thing because he likes my android and wants one now (at&t). told him he just gonna have to learn everything that is "cool" doesn't mean its the best.He loves playing with my photon because i have the hd dock and he likes going on the web on the big screen at home it really is awesome..android just gives you more choices and that's just the way i feel about it

46. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

bada parenting... how dare you have your son in ATT while you enjoy the beauty of unlimited data that Sprint offers.. hmmmmm

49. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So if you can't stand the phone why do you read EVERY article about it AND post. I always see your name in the comments section. You prefer android, GREAT! Be happy with what you have.

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Apple has just lowered the troll security level to brown.... or whatever color follows orange..jejeje

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so are they going to call it the iphone5 4g. I can see everyone going, "i have the new 54g iphone!" lol

40. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I rememer the fan made videos on YouTube for the iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo 4G. lol

43. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

dumb sheep lol

50. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

That was a funny video. Hey tmac who's the sheep. The one happy with their iPhone or the person that follows Apple around on all their articles. There has to be something your phone isn't giving you that you're in search of. This is what I don't get. Every Apple article has the same troll comments. Sheep Outdated specs Freedom No flash Death grip Boring OS Marketing Ok we get it, but why do you feel the need to prove readers on a forum your phone is better? Why do you care what OTHERS use for their phone. Sounds like you need validation.

52. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and you bring the same troll comments to android articles force close choppiness outdated before it launches you dont need flash cheap build quality only poor people buy it you hate customization marketing dont be a hypocrite.

53. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I don't bring them to android articles. You guys are here posting. Plus all mine are true

54. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

like normal you think that false = true. none of yours are true exept that maybe u hate the ability to customize. And your also not being honest. you bring those tired, antiquated arguements with you every time you get into an iBot vs Fandroid cat fight... no matter what thread your in.

48. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I wish that Sprint would announce Rev B for the iPhone. Screw you Sprint and your crappy download speeds. Can't beat 40 bucks though...

55. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

In the end both Taco and Remix have points and are both correct. However Taco just won't admit that that people troll and bash Android just as much as people bash Apple. Taco acts like everyone is just bullying Apple and acts completely one sided to it. When we have the Miz, for no reason at all, will troll and bash every single Android article no matter what. He usually is first on there before anyone can say anything and he's bashing. But enough of that! Both products have their strengths and weaknesses and really, you can't go wrong with either product. Android or Apple are both great products. I only switched from iphone 3G to android because I wanted something with a larger display and the idea of an open os got my attention. I have had plenty of android phones and some of them have been really good turned into crap by bad upgrading. Examples: OG Droid worked great on 2.0 until it got 2.1/2.2. It became laggy, choppy, force closes, random reboots, etc. Droid X also worked great on 2.1 then did everything my OG Droid did after the upgrade. But make NO mistake about it, I know first hand that upgrades can do harm to iphones. After getting the IOS3 upgrade on my iphone 3g, it also became very unstable. Constantly kicking me out of apps, apps not loading, apps not allowed me to uninstall or move them forcing me to do a full factory reset. It also had issues with random rebooting as well. So in the end no OS is perfect, not everyone is going to either notice or experience these problems but they are real and they do exist.

56. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the first iPhone 3G had an HSPA max of 3.6Mbps; not 7.2Mbps?

60. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes, because it was HSDPA, not HSPA. :)
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