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Topic # 56988 30-Jan-2010 19:02
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I was looking at buying an iphone 3GS but after discovering that apple are expected to announce the release of the iphone 4G in june (or possibly sooner because of the google nexus threat), I thought it might be best to wait until then and get one of those. However after looking up the state of NZ's mobile network the only estimate on when we'll have a 4G network is 2013.

So my quesiton is will there be any significant problems using an iphone 4G on a 3G network?

And also what kind of time delay should I expect between apple's release of the next generation iphone and its arrival in NZ?

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Reply # 294692 30-Jan-2010 19:12
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Beware of name confusion... The first iPhone was simply "iPhone" and worked on 2G networks (GSM with GPRS/EDGE data).

The next version was "iPhone 3G" which was not a "3rd generation" of the iPhone, but "compatible with 3G networks". 

The iPhone 3GS is still "compatible with 3G networks" but includes an upgrade to HSDPA making it go up to 7.2Mbps.

No one knows the name for the next iPhone. But it certainly will continue to work on 3G networks - the possibilities are not all used up yet, with possible upgrade to 21MBps HSDPA/HSPA+ for example.





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  Reply # 294700 30-Jan-2010 19:38
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let me guess - iPhone 3GHS or VF (high speed or very fast!)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 294701 30-Jan-2010 19:49
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iPhone 3GVF (VF= Vodafone?) *hehe*

I'd guess it could be iPhone 3GX?




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  Reply # 294718 30-Jan-2010 20:45
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I can almost guarantee now that any nerw iPhone that comes out this year will certainly not support LTE/4G.


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  Reply # 294719 30-Jan-2010 20:46
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iphone 3GFQ ??? ('very' quick)

if the 3Gs is anything to go by, it wont be long after the US release.

I dont think they will bring it forward. Everyone is on a 2 year contract so if they bring if forward, the americans will complain that they cant upgrade straight away.

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  Reply # 294720 30-Jan-2010 20:49
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I doubt the next iphone will support LTE

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  Reply # 294744 30-Jan-2010 21:53
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iphone 3GS to 3GSX then 3GSXR?




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  Reply # 294776 31-Jan-2010 01:09
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Id suggest the next iphone will be released on or around 27th june, 2010.

Wont support LTE. Consider the fact that the iPhone (original) was released when 3G networks were around but relatively uncommon and take up was low. The original iPhone stuck with the tried and tested EDGE and 2G.

This will be the same with the iPhone "4G". It will be faster still than the 3Gs, but wont be LTE compliant yet. However, id suggest that in another 9-12 months the iPhone 4Gs lol will be released that will work with LTE.

Upcoming phone.....expect a double in size to 64GB, front camera for video calls, substantially improved main camera, upgraded chipset to inhouse 1Ghz as per iPad and possibly multi tasking(please, Lord!).

Possible upgrade from left field passive solar charging thru screen if new patents are anything to go by. Fairly unlikely in this model IMO however.




 


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  Reply # 294781 31-Jan-2010 01:45
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So I guess that means I'll just wait it out and get the new one when it's released. Thank you all for the replies! It was really helpful.

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  Reply # 294815 31-Jan-2010 10:38
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Id definately wait and see.

Im not overly concerned about LTE. Dont know when it will be supported in NZ anyways. Telecom have just splurged on the XT network so dont know if they would be keen to upgrade right away.

Not sure about Vodafone. Johnr? Anything in the works you can hint at?

It will be interesting if Apple decide to go with the same business model that Google did and sell the phone by themselves over the net and not tied in through contracts. That would be more newsworthy than updates imo!






 


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  Reply # 294816 31-Jan-2010 10:39
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rossmnz: It will be interesting if Apple decide to go with the same business model that Google did and sell the phone by themselves over the net and not tied in through contracts. That would be more newsworthy than updates imo!


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  Reply # 294971 31-Jan-2010 17:35
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Well you know what i mean.

Will they ditch AT&T et al?

Essentially we are a tiny, tiny fish in a big ocean so its pretty irrelevant to apple what happens here id say.

http://gizmodo.com/5460128/iph...

Video calls and multitasking look to be go for next iPhone!




 


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  Reply # 296536 5-Feb-2010 22:56
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I thought multi-tasking will be in the next OS update, not just the new phone. If it isn't then F Apple.

Oh and the new iPhone will be even more expensive

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  Reply # 301925 24-Feb-2010 21:55
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Right now, I am in the same boat.

Im in the position to purchase an iPhone 32GB 3GS, but I am not sure whether i should or not..

I spose there is always going to be something new, but yeah, im just at the point where im not 100% sure whether i should get one.

as far as I know, the 3Gs has all the features I want and need. I guess I should just make a decision and stop being a pain in my own ass.





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  Reply # 301927 24-Feb-2010 22:05
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3G 900 support maybe?





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