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you are nitpicking. if you walk up and down the hall ways of your job right now and ask every joe and jane end user what kindof 4G they connect to, they will surely give you the who farted face.

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you are nitpicking. if you walk up and down the hall ways of your job right now and ask every joe and jane end user what kindof 4G they connect to, they will surely give you the who farted face.

 

This is certainly true in my office. Most of my coworkers tune me out, or know not to mention wireless networks or devices in my presence.

 

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If all your worried about is marketing just call LTE 5G and LTE-A 6G 3GPP/ITU-R be damned. As long as its not EVDO or HSPA using a 4G indicator on the phone is fine by me. People who want to know can dig into the status page on the phone or get a widget that displays it. This is all just my two cents but I think they made the gap between 3G and 4G too wide.

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as long as i get multiple mbps up and down, i dont care what its called... 4G is fine with me..... having it say LTE on it is a fanboy thing. its an lte phone, get a life, and then kill yourself.

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"I want the phone with the bigger GB's."

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I heard putting racing decals on your car will give you an extra 5hp

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And that's 5hp per sticker!

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The whole 4G nomenclature is annoying in my opinion on iOS devices. I was in Vegas last week, and a guy who works with my girl was on his AT&T iPhone showing off how it was a 4G iPhone :wall:

 

I gave up trying to explain the difference, and sent back to the pool to drink.

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The whole 4G nomenclature is annoying in my opinion on iOS devices. I was in Vegas last week, and a guy who works with my girl was on his AT&T iPhone showing off how it was a 4G iPhone :wall:

 

I gave up trying to explain the difference, and sent back to the pool to drink.

 

Its best not to think about it. Lets the ignorant stay ignorant I guess. iOS is suppose to have a "LTE" icon like it does on the iPad 3 in the screenshots above and the Google Nexus phones just say "4G" if they are connected to LTE. There is never going to be one uniform icon to let you know you are connected over LTE so its no point in thinking about it anymore.

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Its best not to think about it. Lets the ignorant stay ignorant I guess. iOS is suppose to have a "LTE" icon like it does on the iPad 3 in the screenshots above and the Google Nexus phones just say "4G" if they are connected to LTE. There is never going to be one uniform icon to let you know you are connected over LTE so its no point in thinking about it anymore.

 

I agree, I normally don't worry, just bugs me as a phone guy :)

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I agree that WiMax, LTE and HSPA+ are not 4G tech as they do not meet the speed requirements set forth by the ITU. However, The ITU added WiMax, LTE and HSPA+ to the list of 4G technologies http://www.intomobile.com/2010/12/18/itu-reverses-its-decision-lte-wimax-and-hspa-are-now-4g/ opening the door for AT&T to pressure Apple to change the icon for HSPA+ to "4G."

 

I think it should still be WiMax 2 and LTE-Advanced being the only technologies allowed to be marketed as 4G. What is the point of having a standard, if you aren't going to enforce it?

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I agree that WiMax, LTE and HSPA+ are not 4G tech as they do not meet the speed requirements set forth by the ITU. However, The ITU added WiMax, LTE and HSPA+ to the list of 4G technologies http://www.intomobil...spa-are-now-4g/ opening the door for AT&T to pressure Apple to change the icon for HSPA+ to "4G."

 

I think it should still be WiMax 2 and LTE-Advanced being the only technologies allowed to be marketed as 4G. What is the point of having a standard, if you aren't going to enforce it?

 

Apple got fined for doing that in Australia.

 

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57449364-37/apple-settles-australian-ipad-4g-case-for-$2.25m/

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I agree with a lot of the sentiment behind the true 4G comments. However, IMHO, the standard the ITU requiring a 10x increase in theoretical speeds for each subsequent generation is a little ridiculous.

 

I think now with the really high speeds we are starting to get, it is unreasonable to expect a 10x jump in speeds. I think a tripling of speeds, or maybe quadrupling would be sufficient to mark the next "G." But to me, no matter how you slice it, HSPA+ is 3G. Now, dual carrier HSPA+ could be considered a 4G technology by a tripling standard.

 

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Apple got fined for doing that in Australia.

 

Source: http://news.cnet.com...ase-for-$2.25m/

That pleases me... VERY MUCH

 

With over $100 billion in cash reserves, that was like office party expenses to them. "Take it out of petty cash"

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With over $100 billion in cash reserves, that was like office party expenses to them. "Take it out of petty cash"

 

Still a PP slap...

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