34% iPhone Users Think They Already Have 4G

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by SamAsh07, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. SamAsh07
    OP

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,696
    67
    Jan 27, 2009
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bahrain
    [​IMG]

    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]

    [​IMG] Source

    [​IMG] Original Source

    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.
     
  2. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Member
    5,532
    586
    Oct 11, 2010
    Senegal
    iPhone doesn't even support 3.5G... [​IMG]
     
  3. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

    Member
    3,429
    275
    Mar 22, 2008
    Australia
    Side 7
    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,
     
  4. SamAsh07
    OP

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,696
    67
    Jan 27, 2009
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bahrain
    That's not what iPhone users would say, atleast that 34% [​IMG] Now imagine if the poll were world-wide lol.
     
  5. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Member
    5,532
    586
    Oct 11, 2010
    Senegal
    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.
     
  6. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    8,906
    17,217
    Apr 4, 2006
    Croatia
    Zagreb
     
  7. AlanJohn

    AlanJohn くたばれ

    Member
    3,460
    2,929
    Jan 6, 2011
    Canada,New Jersey
    Oh the stupidity...
     
  8. SamAsh07
    OP

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,696
    67
    Jan 27, 2009
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bahrain
    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....
     
  9. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Supervisor
    11,036
    7,349
    Oct 23, 2007
    Italy
    PowerLevel: 9001
    I'm pretty sure that the number of people having those few cellphones doesn't add up to 29%.
     
  10. SamAsh07
    OP

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,696
    67
    Jan 27, 2009
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bahrain
    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..
     
  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    8,906
    17,217
    Apr 4, 2006
    Croatia
    Zagreb
    Sample size does not affect percentages that way.
     
  12. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Member
    3,920
    909
    Apr 13, 2010
    What's so good about 4G anyway?
     
  13. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

    Member
    1,786
    21
    Oct 11, 2010
    Away from you.
    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.
     
  14. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Member
    9,473
    2,816
    Jul 14, 2009
    Ragol
    It's next generation.
     
  15. evandixon

    evandixon PMD Researcher

    Member
    1,686
    808
    May 29, 2009
    United States
    4G doesn't exist yet. For now, it is just a marketing term meaning "really fast 3G".
     
  16. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

    Member
    1,180
    45
    May 11, 2009
    United States
    Carson
    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.
     
  17. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Member
    6,611
    218
    Oct 23, 2004
    Tanzania
    Dar es Salaam
    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?
     
  18. Nimbus

    Nimbus sudo /usr/bin make-me-a-coffee --nosugar --cream=1

    Member
    913
    40
    Nov 1, 2009
    Probably being lazy.
    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!
     
  19. dib

    dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,574
    6
    May 1, 2004
    United States
    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.
     
  20. Holified 2x

    Holified 2x GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    493
    0
    May 27, 2011
    United States
    Having Makeup Sex Wit Sakura
    Supposedly 10x faster than 3G