According to recent rumors, Apple’s iPhone, will offer a “premium” 3G service, supposedly a lot faster.
Will consumers jump on the bandwagon?
I’d say hell no as a previous users of AT&T’s “premium” service (when it was Cingular), the premium 3G service is still slower than Sprint’s CDMA network.
What iPhone needs is WiMax, a proven technology that seems to take years to get in the hands of U.S. consumers including me.
iPhone + 3G Premium = Still really slow browsing, still really slow twitts, still really slow whatever.
What Apple should have done is partner with Sprint in the beginning and they would have a lot faster speeds by now and 5 to 10 times faster once Sprint rolls out their WiMax.
Clearwire + Sprint = bad
AT&T + Apple = bad
Sprint + Apple = good
Clearwire + AT&T = good (let the bad companies work together so we don’t have to face them…)
According to a discovery by Chronic Productions, published earlier this weekend, and relayed by MacRumors, Engadget Mobile, et al., prospective users of the next iteration of Apple’s most ambitious mobile device will be given the option to browse the Internet via 3G broadband or by way of the now-standard 2.5G/EDGE connection. All you’ll have to do is flip a software-based switch, similar to how iPhone users currently transfer between EDGE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
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