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Will the older iphones get 3G with the next update?

Asked by trogdor_87 (1076 points ) May 25th, 2008

I don’t remember where i heard it from but supposedly there is a 3G chip in all of the current iphones. Does anyone know if this is the case and does it mean that current iphone users will get 3G?

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sndfreQ's avatar

No there is no 3G chip in the current iPhones; the chip that accesses the EDGE network is said to be “2.5G”, but the 3G (HSPA) chips are significantly greater bandwidth and resource hogs (including battery life).

iwamoto's avatar

well, since it doesn’t have the chip, it can’t get the function, easy as pie

AstroChuck's avatar

No. The big update in June involves software. Moving up to 3G would require different hardware. You’re stuck with 2nd generation internet connection speeds.

osullivanbr's avatar

To be fair though. Is there really anything to be gained by having a 3G iPhone. We are really talking about two features here, video calling and faster internet. I for one wouldn’t really ever use video calling to any degree, and to be honest I’m actually happy enough with the EDGE connection I have when out and about. At home then I have WIFI.

I just can’t get myself excited about 3G.

mcbealer's avatar

Not to mention 3G is not available everywhere. I know it isn’t available here in Western MD.

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