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During a presentation at this week’s Macworld Asia a China Unicom executive reportedly confirmed the iPhone 5 will support HSPA+ “4G” technology. Japanese Blog Macotakara made the report with another...
09-29-2011, 08:58 AM #1
China Unicom Executive Leaks iPhone 5 HSPA+ '4G' Support
During a presentation at this week’s Macworld Asia a China Unicom executive reportedly confirmed the iPhone 5 will support HSPA+ “4G” technology.
Japanese Blog Macotakara made the report with another Japanese site, PC Watch, snapping the above photograph.
Japanese IT news site "PC Watch" tells that, Research vice president of China Unicom, Huan Wenliang, told iPhone 5 will support W-CDMA based high-speed data transfer standard HSPA Evolution "HSPA+" (21Mbps) at keynote speech in Macworld Asia 2011. — Macotakara
It’s interesting that China Unicom’s Wenliang would divulge this kind of information about the iPhone 5 and still not have a picture of what the device looks like in his presentation. Obviously they don’t want to make Apple angry, but why address such specific network and phone details if there hasn’t been an official announcement? I can’t imagine why Unicom would make unfounded, non-supported claims at Macworld Asia, which is why this bit of information appears legit.
At least we know one thing about the iPhone 5.
Source: Macotakara [via MacRumors]
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 09-29-2011 at 09:00 AM.
09-29-2011, 09:09 AM #2
HHMMM iphone 5 or samsung galaxy s2
09-29-2011, 09:14 AM #3
Similar boat, ip5 or galaxy 2. I have been loyal with apple since the original iPhone, first time in my life over kept a phone OS for this long, it's time for a refreshing change, but maybe "one more thing" or the stylings will keep me with apple.The only thing I ask in return for helping, is that you click the thanks button, Thanks!
09-29-2011, 09:17 AM #4
Ah.. But will the new CEO continue Steve's inevitable "one more thing"?
09-29-2011, 09:26 AM #5
Maybe in china it wil only be HSPA+. But in the U.S, not gonna happen. It will be LTE or nothing. Think about it, AT&T would get a HSPA+ version, while, without LTE, Verizon would have the same EVDO version. EVDO is slightly slower than AT&T's regular 3G. Apple knows that would be highly unfair. Imagine, (Commercial) AT&T, your iPhone is 15 times faster on our network. Not going to happen. Apple would want the Verizon version just as equal to the AT&T one for many reasons. One being they probably wouldn't sell very many.
09-29-2011, 09:39 AM #6
Since the chart also displays the iPhone 3G as being capable of 7.2Mbps, I wouldn't call this a reliable source.Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?
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09-29-2011, 10:14 AM #7
They didnt update the speed from the iPhone 3G-4G duh buddy^
09-29-2011, 10:21 AM #8
HSPA+ is plenty fast for mobile use. I mean come on... even HD video from Hulu PLus and Netflix is only 3 Mb max with 1 Mb/sec standard. I am getting 4.98Mb/sec right now so double this on HSPA+ is actually faster than most people get on DSL or a base tier cable modem. Additionally I like my battery life and all phones tested on LTE last less than 8 hours under moderate use. Apple is not going to make this sacrifice until CPU/battery technology catch up to compensate.
With HSPA+ at 10Mb/sec you realize you can eat up your 2GB data cap in less than 30 minutes right? People who want LTE... WHY?! What could you POSSIBLY do with 25Mb+/sec for 10 minutes before you blow through your data cap?!
2GB = 2000MB = 16,000Mbits. 16,000Mbits/10Mb per second = 1600 seconds = 26.6 minutes (in case anyone was wondering where I got my figures)
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09-29-2011, 10:35 AM #9
4G greatness!iPhone 4 Verizon
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09-29-2011, 10:59 AM #10
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09-29-2011, 11:25 AM #11
HSPA+ is capable of much, much higher speeds than 3G originally defined, so it's only fair to consider it a different tier.
09-29-2011, 11:27 AM #12
This would be nice. Considering that I think AT&T just got HSPA+ working in my city. I constantly get 2.3 - 3.3 Mbits on iPhone 3GS.
09-29-2011, 11:31 AM #13
Makes no difference to us Brits, we only have 3G network.
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09-29-2011, 02:54 PM #18
This speed lust is ridiculous. "Standard" 3G is already plenty fast. If we get HSPA+, great. If not, it won't sway my decision in any way. With all of the data limitations being placed on us I almost feel like increasing speeds is a moot point.
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