34% iPhone Users Think They Already Have 4G

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  1. SamAsh07
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    Passionate techies may be clamoring for 4G connectivity in the iPhone 5, but a facepalm-worthy percentage of existing iPhone owners think their beloved iOS phone already has it, a new study from Retrevo suggests.

    Of a sample audience of more than 1,000 smartphone users surveyed last month, 34% believed their iPhone supported 4G connectivity, despite the fact that most recent model only sports a 3G antenna.

    But they weren't alone; similarly, 24% of BlackBerry owners believed their devices were 4G-enabled although RIM has yet to release a 4G handset.

    Interestingly, the same study found that 61% of the iPhone owners polled didn't care whether 4G services would be available in the next version of the iPhone.[/p]

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    I just couldn't resist posting this!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I know OLD news is OLD, but it wasn't posted here anyways xD

    Moral Of The Story: Smartphones don't make you smart.
     


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    iPhone doesn't even support 3.5G... [​IMG]
     
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    Bahaha!

    To be honest, I don't care much for 4G at the moment. Then again, I live in Australia, so we'll probably get 4G in 5 years,
     
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    That's not what iPhone users would say, atleast that 34% [​IMG] Now imagine if the poll were world-wide lol.
     
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    Hey! I'm an iPhone user and I admitted that! [​IMG]

    Anyway,
    4G isn't really that advanced yet, so I don't really bother.
     
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    Oh the stupidity...
     
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    Lolol, then I'm glad to see you're not part of the 34%

    Sad part is I had a convo with my cousin regarding how slow Appl tech is, he is an iPhone lover, I said to him "Sell your damn iPhone 4 and get a proper 4G Device by HTC or something"
    And his reply (which made me want to facepalm all over) "Wait iPhone 4 isn't 4G? I think it is man, why'd you think it's called iPhone 4? 4 = 4G"


    @Veho:- Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Inspire 4G etc....
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the number of people having those few cellphones doesn't add up to 29%.
     
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    It was a sample of more than 1000, so it pretty much does, besides there are other 4G phones out there but IDK the names..
     
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    Sample size does not affect percentages that way.
     
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    What's so good about 4G anyway?
     
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    One of the good things about Android over WP7 and especially iOS is that there are little to no specification requirements, unlike WP7 where Microsoft regulates that they more or less must be similar and iOS, where they, well, pretty much are the same. There's a lot of 4G Android phones out there. It might not add up to 29%, but it would be much greater than you'd expect. Also, Android phones are cheap.
     
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    It's next generation.
     
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    4G doesn't exist yet. For now, it is just a marketing term meaning "really fast 3G".
     
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    I'm just gonna throw this out there. LTE is also not 4G, it still doesn't meet the required speeds to be considered 4G.
     
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    lack of knowledge is a common thing, nothing to be ashamed about. infact, i was told by my bro that when he sold a jailbroken iphone to someone, the guy was about to report it to the police or something bcz it didnt seem right.
    wouldnt u agree that 4G hasnt been explained properly to everyone?
     
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    4G Right now could in theory be called 3.5G, because 4G doesn't exist in the public market for Cell Phones yet.

    I lol at the iPhone users who are dumb enough to believe the 4 stands for 4G. I don't laugh at the one's that do research, just the one's that assume and eternally insist that the 4 in iPhone = OMFG LAWLZORZ I GOTS 4G U DONT! ROFLCOPTER!
     
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    Like UniqueGeek said.

    The self-importance of mobile owners subscribing to 4G is depressing. The mobile companies managed to generalize the term 4G to such an extent that it is virtually meaningless, and now a marketing term moreso than a real technology.

    I'm betting most of the confusion is that iPhone owners currently own an iPhone 4, and probably assume that must relate to 4G or got the terms mixed up. So it's really not even that interesting or revealing.
     
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    Supposedly 10x faster than 3G
     

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