[Update] AT&T “Working With Apple” To Change “3G” To “4G” On iPhone 4S Status Bar.

  • October 7, 2011 2:55 pm

Say it ain’t so. Apple is “working with” AT&T to get the “3G” indicator on the iPhone 4S’ status bar changed (incorrectly we might add) to “4G”. As you all may know, AT&T has been pushing a lot of heavy “4G” marketing as of late with several different Android phones. The only problem of course is that the phones in question only have HSPA+ on board — and HSPA+ is not “4G”. Unfortunately, the term 4G was watered down when the powers that be gave in to carrier pressure.

Hopefully the letter is just wishful wording as Apple has never been one to give in to pressure regarding the status quo. As we see it, now would be a very bad time for Apple to start buying into the whole “4G” false marketing scam and, oh yeah, lying to customers.

We’ve reached out to AT&T and will report back once we hear something.


AT&T got back with us to confirm they are working with Apple to change 3G -> 4G on the iPhone’s status bar. While we certainly appreciate the faster 14.4 Mbps HSPA+, it is again, not 4G and should not be labeled as such.



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  • http://Gadgetsteria.com Jordan Carpenter

    They should have it say 3GS. instead of 4g. seriously ©