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AT&T 'Working Together' With Apple to Make iPhone 4S Show 4G in Status Bar

AT&T 'Working Together' With Apple to Make iPhone 4S Show 4G in Status Bar

Posted October 7, 2011 at 8:14pm by iClarified · 13671 views
AT&T is trying to get Apple to change the status bar icon for the iPhone 4S to show 4G instead of 3G, reports TIMN.

Confusingly, the company has been trying to brand its HSPA+ service as 4G despite being in the process of rolling out LTE.

Here's a bit of a shocker: the carrier is apparently "working with Apple" to change the indicator in the iPhone 4S (which tops out at 14.4Mbps, up from the iPhone 4′s 7.2Mbps) to show "4G" in the status bar as well.


AT&T has since confirmed the report saying they are "working together" on the matter and stressed that "customers will get 4G speeds from day one" regardless.

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byronchurch
byronchurch - October 7, 2011 at 9:37pm
They\'ll have to pry my iPhone 4S -teveJobs out of my cold dead hands!
Mike
Mike - October 7, 2011 at 9:28pm
Or it's possible they know that unlocking software is going to make the carriers lives miserable. "Let's get as many people in before the figure out what's going on." LOL
yiyiopr
yiyiopr - October 7, 2011 at 8:47pm
sounds like they are desperately trying to get a leg up on the competition now that Verizon and Sprint also carry the iphone. The 4G sign would give them the appearance of having the superior iphone while not having the superior iphone... To succeed via trickery, very honorable AT&T...
Really!!!
Really!!! - October 7, 2011 at 9:06pm
Is it really trickery or just won't to show people that there is a speed increase (actually) double to the people that are clueless and complain that it's the same old speeds as the iPhone4. If everyone knew automatically then there would be no need but most people don't.
Tech Guy
Tech Guy - October 7, 2011 at 9:20pm
They could put "HSPA+" in the banner like the rest of their so called 4G phones. This is just a ploy to trick customers who don\'t know any better. LTE is the only true 4G.
Froztee
Froztee - October 8, 2011 at 4:33am
The phone is a combined 3G CDMA and hspa+ 14.4 phone(3G+ at best) Tecnically it will be faster on the gsm capable networks. I don't agree with t mobile or AT&T selling hspa+ as a 4g product (or sprint selling wimax as 4g: remember they have recently decided to ditch wimax for LTE, since it is not real 4g) but since apple did not choose to add LTE capability to the 4S, technically AT&T would have the capability to have the iPhone with the fastest network; simply because the 4s would have to run on sprint and Verizon 3G networks, which if not mistaken top out at 3.6 mbps or something like that. Let's just say too bad apple did not add LTE, because I too would have preferred Verizon LTE.
Froztee
Froztee - October 8, 2011 at 4:49am
Additionally, though LTE is superior at the moment, even current LTE is not considered 4G by standards, a true 4G should be able to go 100mbps Peak downlink. And LTE is far from that, but it is pretty darn amazing as is. So technically, everyone is selling the 4g thing incorrectly.
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