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Smee
11-01-11, 10:02 AM
CNET has compiled a useful chart of U.S. markets that are supported by at least one 4G provider. Coverage looks substantial at first glance, but for those in more rural areas -- or even metropolitan locales like San Francisco, which suffers extremely spotty coverage -- reliable 4G access is still a few years away.

And spotty coverage isn't the only factor contributing to consumer confusion. Get this: A significant portion of people who own a 3G device mistakenly think they have 4G hardware. A July survey by Retrevo found that an astonishing 34% of iPhone 4 owners thought they had a 4G phone. These customers were probably confused by their iPhone's "4″ designation, as well as the fact that the official definition of 4G is a moving target, and Apple has claimed "4G-like" speeds.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/01/tech/mobile/consumers-covet-4g-wired/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn

Bearclaw
11-01-11, 11:00 AM
Lol don't blame them. It's confusing for the technically challenged.

And i would say 80% minimum people I talk to think that the iPhone 4S/4 is 4G. :fail

ViN86
11-01-11, 11:12 AM
If they understood technology they wouldn't have bought an Apple product... :bleh:


ZING! lol

zoomy942
11-01-11, 11:19 AM
If they understood technology they wouldn't have bought an Apple product... :bleh:


ZING! lol

haha!!

Don't let six see that. haha!

Hogrider
11-01-11, 12:13 PM
Sounds similar to the HDTV misconception where people buy an HDTV and think they are suddenly watching everything in HD.

six_storm
11-01-11, 12:20 PM
haha!!

Don't let six see that. haha!

Haters gonna hate.

|MaguS|
11-01-11, 01:02 PM
It's not just iPhone owners... many people are stupid and believe they have something they don't have or often the opposite. You know how often I have people requesting a phone with speakerphone function...

zoomy942
11-01-11, 02:43 PM
It's not just iPhone owners... many people are stupid and believe they have something they don't have or often the opposite. You know how often I have people requesting a phone with speakerphone function...

That's hilarious. Haha

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bacon12
11-01-11, 04:36 PM
No Kool-Aid for Vin.:nono:

ViN86
11-01-11, 08:59 PM
You sure changed your opinion quickly after getting a Windows laptop even though a MBP was also an option :thumbdwn:

Oh c'mon now, it was just a joke. :lol:

I still maintain that I would like to get a MBP in the future. OSX has some nice features too. I kinda wish they would go back to Nvidia cards though, tbh. I've already started learning CUDA.

K007
11-02-11, 07:49 AM
most people who buy apple don't research...they just buy it because it has the logo

|MaguS|
11-02-11, 10:33 AM
most people who buy apple don't research...they just buy it because it has the logo

Same can be said about many products... look at graphics cards... many buy a brand because they support the brand.

ViN86
11-02-11, 10:34 AM
Same can be said about many products... look at graphics cards... many buy a brand because they support the brand.

Yea it's more of a brand preference (i.e. fanboyism) than anything else. It is true though that many Apple users don't question what Apple tells them is "great".

Viral
11-03-11, 09:15 PM
There's also just the iPhone name, not even Apple. My house mate works in a phone store as a tech and salesman and over half of the customers asking for an iPhone just think that it's the only smart phone out there, and basically that "iPhone" is the designation for smartphone. He gives them the options at different price points, and once they realise they can get a much cheaper phone that will do everything they wanted an "iPhone" for they usually jump on it.