Forum Question: iPhone 3GS 3g speed

What is the maximum3g speed compatible on iPhone 3GS and 4 and on both iPads?
Cyrus Dubash

Comments: 5 Responses to “iPhone 3GS 3g speed”

    3/13/11 @ 9:49 am

    Depends on what you mean by speed? Processor speed?
    The 3Gs had a 600 MHz ARM processor. The iPhone 4 has a 800 MHz Apple A4 processor. The iPad 1 had an A4 too, and then iPad 2 has a 1 GHz A5. But processor speed isn’t everything. Each model has more memory that its predecessor, and also graphics chips got faster. It is hard to compare.

    Cyrus Dubash
    3/13/11 @ 10:57 am

    By speed i meant the Max Bandwidth that is available ! My service provider vodafone has just started offering 3G at 21 MBPS but claim that the iphone max is 7.2 !

    Is tis right? so i cant get more than 7.2 even if they offer more bandwidth?

      3/13/11 @ 11:40 am

      I don’t know. I’d imagine that all of the iOS devices using 3G are the same speed. Probably the same 3G chips in them. I’ve never heard different.

    Cyrus Dubash
    3/13/11 @ 11:19 pm

    Vodafone claims their speeds are 21 Mbps and when I check various websites and apps to test my speed it shows just 1 Mbps !

      3/14/11 @ 6:42 am

      Up or down? Perhaps they claim 21 down, and you are testing up?
      Or, perhaps that is a different package?
      Or, perhaps they are 21 Mbps, but just not using the mobile tower you are connected to — it might vary by location.
      I’m sure they’ve got fine print in their contracts that it can vary, etc.

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