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Where on earth did you get that idea? Almost every spec on it is significantly better than on the iPhone 4, yet alone any prior models. Camera, video, CPU, GPU, (likely) RAM, antennas, Siri, etc.

First, Apple doesn't rush new technology -- especially when it has problems such as considerable power consumption (or thickness). Last, Apple claims speeds on par with droid smartphones touting 4G: 14.4Mbps down compared to the 7.2Mbps/down of the iPhone 4.
Apple has no magic wand that will make a 3G device run faster than an LTE device or WiMax device.


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post #32 of 140
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Apple has no magic wand that will make a 3G device run faster than an LTE device or WiMax device.


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Agree. It's interesting the Keynote only compared AT&T HSPA+ "4G" devices when it's merely pseudo-4G technology. True 4G has not yet been achieved by any of the major carriers. The closest we have is Verizon's LTE network, which is rated at 20-50 mbps.
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post #33 of 140
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I said it in another thread on here but I think it's rather sad that simply replacing the man who does the presentation suddenly causes everyone to doubt Apple. I mean, they're doing the same thing they've always done and NOW people want to cry foul?
There was a good reason to upgrade the 3G to the 3GS, it needed faster hardware, the iPhone4? Not so much.

RIP Steve, I may not have liked Apple's later practices but their early stuff was pure gold.
    
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Perfect timing for android! Samsung is going to announce the Nexus Prime Oct 11, HTC is working on their superphone. Will be interesting to see what Moto does...

Nokia...you chose the wrong partner. Imagine what they could've done with Android.
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Perfect timing for android! Samsung is going to announce the Nexus Prime Oct 11, HTC is working on their superphone. Will be interesting to see what Moto does...

Nokia...you chose the wrong partner. Imagine what they could've done with Android.
You say that as if you have a personal stake in the matter
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The 4S is a big yawn - not worth the cash for the "upgrade". Sure it has a dual core processor - but taking two weak, slow processors and smashing them together just creates something that is slightly less weak than what they had before.

If Apple wanted to do it right - they would have pushed out a 4G phone, because everyone has been waiting for 4G for what, two or three years already?
My buddy has a 4G phone, the Evo 4G. He has to leave the 4G service turned off all the time anyway otherwise his phone will die in like 3 hours. 3G is fine until there is real 4G and there are batteries that will give comparable run times to what we have now with 3G service enabled.
post #37 of 140
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Cannot wait to leave my Samsung Fascinate for iPhone 4S..
I can't wait to upgrade to it from my 3GS
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Apple has no magic wand that will make a 3G device run faster than an LTE device or WiMax device.


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Yet they claim it is as fast as the other pseudo-4G devices currently available. Those claims are easy enough to prove once the device is released (to my knowledge) and thus they'd not have said it otherwise.

I've heard that it may be because the iPhone 4S has dual antennas, although I'm unsure if that's the reason.
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I can't wait to upgrade to it from my 3GS

Yet they claim it is as fast as the other pseudo-4G devices currently available. Those claims are easy enough to prove once the device is released (to my knowledge) and thus they'd not have said it otherwise.

I've heard that it may be because the iPhone 4S has dual antennas, although I'm unsure if that's the reason.
From the sound of it, it is very similar to Thunderbolt, double speed but only half in one direction, i.e. half for uplink and half for downlink.
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From the sound of it, it is very similar to Thunderbolt, double speed but only half in one direction, i.e. half for uplink and half for downlink.
I'm not sure about that because upload speed didn't increase -- it's the same as it was before, but download speed has doubled.
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I'll tell you one thing. That guy who presented the Iphone 4S sucks at presenting.
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