All they’ve done, as has been done for some Android phones, is change the text “3G” to “4G” even though it still runs only on the older technology.
Update: It may be indicating 4G for the AT&T HSDPA+ connections only rather than the 3G connections. HSDPA+ is sort of a 3.5G technology that T-Mobile began using a couple of years ago.
However, look what AT&T said about T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network just a few months ago – it’s just HSPA+, not real 4G.
- The AT&T iPhone 4S Believes It’s a Real 4G Phone [Iphone 4s] (gizmodo.com)
- iOS 5.1 shows ’4G’ indicator in iPhone 4S status bar for AT&T (theverge.com)
- Want to pretend your iPhone 4S is 4G? Just install iOS 5.1 (venturebeat.com)
- 4G LTE support for new iPad for blazing fast speed, where available (iphonelife.com)
- Easiest method to unlock iPhone 4s (mobzilaa.com)
- New iPad doesn’t blow me away, and it doesn’t need to (news.cnet.com)
- Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Now on “Coming Soon” at T-Mobile USA (news.softpedia.com)