AT&T obviously. It has 14.4Mbps HSPDA.
Which carrier will have the faster iPhone 4s? Explain...Also, when sprint release their LTE, would the iPhone 4s get speedier or would they need to create a new phone?
Last edited by Booju16; 10-04-2011 at 02:49 PM.
Still, if you're in an area with HSPD+, then AT&T would be faster. Currently, that's still a pretty big if.
And yes, when Sprint releases LTE, they're gonna need to wait til a new iPhone comes out. Prolly times out to the next iPhone 5 or 5S anyways.
Even without HSPA+, if you have UMTS coverage, AT&T will be 2x as fast. If you're in an EDGE coverage area on AT&T, Verizon or Sprint might cover you with EV-DO and that would be faster. There are areas where AT&T offers 3G that Sprint doesn't and vice-versa. If you're covered by all three with 3G, AT&T will be quite a bit faster.
That said, the new iPhone almost assuredly supports EV-DO Rev B. There are rumors that Sprint will be rolling that out so that might help Sprint a lot. It likely won't be as fast as HSPA+ since the iPhone probably just supports aggregating 3 EV-DO Rev A channels, but it would mean a nice speed boost for Sprint users.
THIS^^^Originally Posted by akayareal;14566674[B
That is what is bad about the whole "who has the faster network?" question because every area is covered differently. Heck, I can pull down Sprint 4G speed where I live, but if I drive a few minutes away....zilch....
Is it all that big of a deal?
In all seriousness, it's a phone with a relatively small screen compared to the 4.3+ monsters that have been rolling out.
If Sprint can sustain (with any quality) a truly unlimited 3G data offering I'd rather have it a bit slower but unlimited.
If Rev B is for real will it matter that it may take a couple of seconds more to post a pic on Facebook?
Pings in my area are faster on Sprint than on AT&T. I usually get pinggs of 350+ on AT&T and 120-150 on Sprint.
This is why you need 3 iPhones!
All coverage problems solved.
If you still have coverage issues you shouldn't be there anyway.
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For what it's worth, either CNET or Engadget (forget which) has it listed as Rev A
I'm sure that the iPhone 4 is listed as Rev A as well (since that's what the carriers support). However, the MDM6600 that the iPhone 4 uses supports Rev B according to Qualcomm. I'm guessing that the iPhone 4S uses the same chipset given its support of CDMA and HSPA+ 14.4. It must be a disappointment for AT&T users to not get HSPA+ 21. While it will be a great improvement over the HSPA 7.2 of the last phone, it would have been nice for AT&T users to get HSPA+ 21.For what it's worth, either CNET or Engadget (forget which) has it listed as Rev A
It's also good to see, from Apple's website, that the iPhone 4 CDMA will be coming to Sprint. That gives Sprint two iPhones to sell and while the iPhone 4 is older, the iPhone 3GS has been the second best selling smartphone during the iPhone 4's tenure.
However, I think the 3GS won't be too popular. I mean, when you're going to shell out $15-50/mo for a data plan, are you worried about $100 up-front? Granted, the iPhone 3GS became the second most popular smartphone when it had only a $100 advantage over the iPhone 4 so I guess plenty of people do feel that way (the iPhone 4 is such a better device, though).
It's possible that it could be disabled, but it is a part of the chip they're using (http://www.qualcomm.com/news/release...y-technologies). It isn't so much that Apple worries about vetting as it is that new technologies often involve tradeoffs they don't want to make. For example, WiMAX and LTE chipsets ruin battery life. Apple has already put a Rev B chipset in its device.That would also require Apple to enable RevB on the phone. Given they don't like putting in technology before it is vetted, I wouldn't be surprised if it was disabled.
Maybe I'd rather just be hopeful give its real-world technological feasibility.