I 'have' 4G but can't actually get it where I live... I do in town though but notice little difference in casual use. Still, this report would seam to suggest that iPhone, et.all. users are complete morons... Although honestly, probably the bulk of that would be true...
Well the iPhone 3G and 3GS only support HSDPA not HSUPA so they half support 3G+ or what AT&T and T-mobile like to call 4G, but the iPhone 4 supports both HSDPA and HSUPA so it fully supports 3G+ or what their definition of 4G is. So under AT&T and T-mobile's definition of 4G the iPhone 4 is a 4G phone.
It says Android users were not far behind, with 29% believing they had 4G phones. That's not an apples-to-apples (pardon the pun) comparison with the iPhone 4 owner statistic, because 100% of the 34% of iPhone users were wrong, whereas some percentage of the 29% of Android users were correct. So it's also incorrect to conclude that the Blackberry users were "savvier" seeing as how 100% of that 24% is dead wrong, too. At least, I don't know of a 4G Blackberry.
As a iPhone 3Gs user, this does not surprise me. There's two sides of this cookie though. The first side is that iPhone 4 users have assumed that's one of the reasons the phone has the number 4. Apple released the iPhone, then the iPhone 3G (b/c of the 3G radio otherwise not just call it the iPhone 2), then the 3Gs that had a faster processor, and now the iPhone 4. Apple was trying to deliberately confuse people. It may not have include the "G" at the end of the device name, but they were inkling at it, plus they're at "3" now so they couldn't go back in numbers either. Now the other side of the cookie. AT&T has done a lot of false marketing to trick people. This has only blurred the line of what true 4G really is. Telecom companies should not be able to market like this. There may be requirement standards and the nitty-gritty is quite complicated, but there needs to be a new consumer friendly simple standard that consumers need to be easily presented with. Consumers don't need to know all these radios types, just the true upload and download speeds. If a phone falls into a speed range it can be called 4G and the position it lies in should be presentable to customers.
I agree on the way Apple named the 3G and then the 3GS. but I seriously doubt they were trying to fool people with the Iphone 4. It was a total redesign of the phone, not just another processor upgrade to the the 3G. Therefore a next version gets the number 4 nomenclature. The same is true when companies name software revisions. If you are paying 400-500$ for a phone you should at least read up on the specifications of what the phone can do. Don't blame Apple or any of the other phone companies, if people just come out of pocket out of stupidity.
[citation][nom]Whooleo[/nom]Well the iPhone 3G and 3GS only support HSDPA not HSUPA so they half support 3G+ or what AT&T and T-mobile like to call 4G, but the iPhone 4 supports both HSDPA and HSUPA so it fully supports 3G+ or what their definition of 4G is. So under AT&T and T-mobile's definition of 4G the iPhone 4 is a 4G phone.[/citation]
No, there's no "3G+". You're further blurring the lines between two distinctly different technologies, and no, the iphone does not support 4G at all, whatsoever, in any form. So by definition, the iphone supports 3G technology on every carrier to date. Also, AT&T currently has no actual 4G coverage anywhere. Either does tmobile.
If anybody says 4G, it's considered false advertising. "The current versions of these technologies provide downstream peak bitrates of 144 Mbit/s and 100 Mbit/s respectively, and do consequently not fulfill the original ITU-R requirements of data rates approximately up to 1 Gbit/s for 4G systems." From http/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G. They claim 4G speed, but if it was actually 4G we'd be seeing wireless tech far beyond anything we see now, even with a lot of home and business network access.