34% of iPhone Users Think They Already Have a 4G Phone

News | Tuesday July 12 2011 1:13 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

, 34% of the
users are under the impression that they already own a 4G phone.
supported 4G networks or not, which should come as good news to Apple , as
.
Maybe the “4” in the iPhone 4 name gives iPhone owners (34%) the false impression that they already own a 4G phone but the fact is Apple doesn’t offer a 4G phone at the moment. Coincidentally, a suspiciously large percentage of Android and BlackBerry owners may be suffering from the same delusion. BlackBerry owners (24%) are almost as confused as iPhone owners since RIM doesn’t currently offer a 4G phone. At least some Android owners could be answering correctly as Android 4G phones like the HTC Evo 4G or Samsung Infuse 4G have been available for some time. If nothing else this large number of “misinformed” phone owners serves to emphasize the fact that consumers are quite confused about 4G.
as the current generation LTE chipsets force a lot of design compromises with the handset, which Apple is not willing to make. This has raised concerns that lack of 4G support in iPhone 5 will be a deal breaker for users planning to upgrade or buy a new smartphone later this fall. But according to the report, most iPhone owners don’t care if iPhone 5 doesn’t support 4G networks:
The answer to the question of whether or not the lack of 4G in the next iPhone will prevent consumers from buying one is “probably not” at least among current iPhone owners as 61% of iPhone owners say they don’t care if the new iPhone has 4G or not and will buy, or “consider” buying, the next iPhone regardless of 4G. That’s good news for Apple as rumors say not to expect an Apple 4G iPhone until 2012.
points out, carriers are making it quite confusing for users by using the term
for Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology and also HSPA+ networks. But we must admit that we were still quite surprised that one third of the iPhone users are under the false impression that they already own a 4G phone.
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