Is There a 4G iPhone?


Everybody has heard about the iPhone 4 which was released in June of 2010. Being the fourth generation of the famous Apple iPhone, the company naturally called it the iPhone 4. Unfortunately, a bit of confusion arose from the name because many people thought it was a 4G iPhone. What’s In A Name? Coming after the Apple iPhone 3GS which was the third version of the iPhone, the iPhone 4 was promptly purchased by people who mistakenly thought the “4” stood for 4G. The error is understandable, considering that the previous version (iPhone 3GS) was a 3G smart phone that used the high speed 3rd generation mobile wireless data transfer network. Coming upon the heels of the 3G iPhone 3GS, you can’t blame them if people thought they were buying a 4G iPhone this time. A 4G iPhone would have used the lightning fast 4th generation network, also known as the LTE (Long Term Evolution) network. The 4G LTE network is up to 4 times faster than the 3G networks that people are currently using. Many consumers use their cellular service provider to provide their internet connection. It’s understandable that they would want their mobile phone service provider to ramp up their network to 4G standards to be able to make full use of any 4G device they may have. Conversely, if their carrier now uses a 4G network, they would want their smart phones to be equipped to take full advantage of a 4G LTE network. → Read More