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milkmania
03-15-2012, 03:02 PM
after researching my iPhone 4S software upgrade to 5.1 before I downloaded it....
I found this article:

For the last couple of years there has been much confusion about what's 4G and what's not (http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20022011-266.html). Truth be told, there are no true "4G" wireless technologies commercially available today. But until a couple of years ago, most experts, including AT&T, agreed that technologies such as LTE and WiMax were considered 4G, and that technologies that were extensions of existing 3G technology, such as HSPA+, were considered 3G.
But that all changed in 2010 when T-Mobile USA started marketing its HSPA+ as 4G. T-Mobile, which at the time had no real strategy to deploy an LTE network, argued that since its HSPA+ network could get nearly the same performance as so-called 4G WiMax and LTE networks, it was justified in calling HSPA+ 4G (http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20028622-266.html).
At the time, AT&T's executives criticized the company for confusing consumers with misleading marketing. But within a year, AT&T, which has also upgraded its 3G HSPA network to HSPA+, also began calling its HSPA+ network 4G. (http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20022011-266.html)
AT&T did this even though the company planned to build a new next generation network using LTE. As of today, the carrier claims its network can reach up to 74 million Americans. And it's continuing to build.


link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-57393828-266/has-ios-5.1-turned-the-iphone-4s-into-a-4g-device-overnight/

wrobins1
03-15-2012, 03:44 PM
The 5.1 update does have a cool new feature with the camera on the lock screen. (No more double tap and you simply swipe up from the bottom right side of the screen and bam you are taking photos.)

milkmania
03-15-2012, 04:38 PM
The 5.1 update does have a cool new feature with the camera on the lock screen. (No more double tap and you simply swipe up from the bottom right side of the screen and bam you are taking photos.)


If they would make an update for the volume buttons to snap the picture..... now that would be cool!:cool:

LockInfo http://www.lockinfo.net/
Camera Buttons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udp3_89Tibw
PDANet Wifi http://junefabrics.com/iphone/index.php
are 3 of the main reasons I jailbroke my iPhone



edit:
let me add.... CameraButtons gives you MORE Features

ski/hunt
03-15-2012, 05:22 PM
The up volume button take pics as well as the on screen....

CantRepeat
03-15-2012, 05:45 PM
Imagine that, companies lying to consumers about a product!

milkmania
03-16-2012, 09:19 AM
The up volume button take pics as well as the on screen....

correct, but with CameraButtons, you can assign each button to do something...
also, you can HOLD the volume button to wake the camera from the lock screen ;)
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