- 03-06-2011, 05:03 PM #76
- 03-06-2011, 05:19 PM #77
You think that Apple or Verizon would have said something about this by now, even if it is as little as "iOS 4.3 for AT&T coming March 11th, and Verizon shortly after," or something like that. It isn't what the update provides exactly (though it does offer some nice new features, even for VZW iP's that already have mobile hotspot), it's just that if VZW doesn't get 4.3, then what other major updates will VZW be exluded/dealyed from. I dealt with this update fragmention with Android and I hated it. One of the reasons I decided to go back to the iPhone.
- 03-07-2011, 11:50 AM #79
- 03-08-2011, 02:27 PM #80iPhone Beginner
- 53 Posts
honestly, not sure why VZW people are complaining... at least we got 4.2.6 with wifi hotspot tethering well before at&t... so we were first in that respect... now the shoes on the other foot and people are outrage?? why?? there's little in 4.3 to get worked up over... and eventually VZW iP4s will get a variation 4.3.X I'm sure...
i just got a VZW iPhone 4, and frankly am much happier with it than with my AT&T version... more consistently fast (not faster, but overall better for me) data... AT&T was blazing, but more often it was slow due to I'm guessing overloaded towers, or switching between 850 and 1900 (the later having terrible building penetration)...
it's all dependent on your area and what network works best there, but for me, VZW so far is noticeably MUCH better - both in voice and data - that i'll sacrifice getting 4.3 first (i'm just glad 4.2.6 had wifi hotspot) and the simultaneous voice/data, which is nice but for me not a deal breaker - even though i used that feature on my at&t iphone... i'll live
- 03-08-2011, 08:06 PM #81
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- 03-09-2011, 03:20 PM #90
At any rate, for those of you have used it, how much distance between devices is the maximum in order to use it?
In other words, how close does one have to be to the iphone in order to use the hotspot feature?
- 03-09-2011, 07:30 PM #91
Well, after playing around with iOS 4.3 for a bit now, I can tell you, the hotspot is small potatoes.
Using my Apple TV, I'm playing music from my iphone through my home theatre's audio system, watching video right from the phone onto the TV, this is awesome.
Control Apple TV, right through the iPhone4, using the phone as a remote control with the Apple Remote app downloaded free from the App Store.
Can gain access to the entire Music Library in my Macbook Pro, as well as shared video, and photos, using the iPhone4 and can play them or see them on the iPhone. Using my iPhone4, I can access and play anything in iTunes on my Macbook Pro. Plus streaming audio from my favorite stations, and video.
This means you don't have to store as much music on the phone itself. You can access it using the phone, and play it through your phone, if you want or through your TV or powered speakers, or home theatre.
I hope you guys get this soon, because it definitely makes the iPhone4 an even more awesome device than it is already.
Here's to hoping that you guys get it ASAP, as in next week.
I cannot imagine Apple making you wait any longer than that. It would be criminal for them to make you wait much longer than that, because this update, is just that good.
Good luck. It's definitely worth whatever wait you guys end up enduring.
Last edited by Iphonefour; 03-09-2011 at 10:14 PM.
- 03-10-2011, 06:20 AM #92
Take for what it is.
I called apple support, I thought it was funny that when I asked the support person why CDMA wasn’t getting it they said "but you should be it was released today for both phones, let me transfer you to iphone support for this problem" then I talked with apple iphone support and was told the same thing and after the tech trying to walk me through the update process I was put on hold. When she came back I was told " sir 4.2.6 is the current version for CDMA and will NOT be updated to 4.3" I asked about all the new features and updates that come with 4.3 will we see them and I was told " features in the new 4.3 may come at a later date."
- 03-10-2011, 06:46 AM #93
- 03-10-2011, 08:56 AM #94iPhone Beginner
- 53 Posts
the vzw ip4 will eventually get the updates... maybe 4.3.6 or something like that... i wouldn't be worried or get worked up about it... prior to wednesday, we were all none the wise and loved our vzw ip4's... that hasn't changed for me...
it took 3 yrs+ to get a vzw iphone... we can wait a few weeks for an update
- 03-10-2011, 09:40 AM #95
Well here is the new iPhone 4 iOS4 User Guide notice what is on page 9
About This Guide
This guide describes the features of:
iOS 4.2.x on an iPhone 4 CDMA model
iOS 4.3 on an iPhone 3GS model or iPhone 4 GSM model
date on guide is 2011-03
just giving information interrupt any way you want
- 03-10-2011, 11:24 AM #96
If that's true, it stinks.
The only feature of iOS 4.3 they do give the verizon owners, the hotspot, is the one which will cost you money and jack up your bill if you use it.
They give you that part of iOS 4.3 which would benefit them if you use it. The "free" features which won't boost up your bill, they make you wait who knows how long for those.
Typical. And then should you use it, or have a need to use that particular feature ie end up in a place where there is no wifi, anyone tethered to it and having the Internet served up to them, using that VZW iphone as a hotspot, is interrupted if the phone needs to be used to place or receive a call because the phone won't handle voice and data at the same time unless a wifi source is available.
Well duh. If a wifi source were available, especially a free one, why use the phone as a hotspot?
The one feature of iOS 4.3 they are giving the VZW iPhone 4 customers is the one which would probably be the least practical and which would jack their bills up the most.
That sucks. And makes both Apple and Verizon look bad. Make them wait all this time for the darned thing, and when you do give it to them, don't give them the full featured one.
Charge them the same money that the other folks paid but short them on the features after making them wait.
Did you guys not pay the same money that the others did? Then you should get this updat at the same time as the others did.
I don't like verizon, but I have absolutely nothing against their customers and I hate to see this happen to them.
It also makes Apple look bad as well. But this isnt the first time they have launched a product and offered less than stellar support for it.
Last edited by Iphonefour; 03-10-2011 at 11:54 AM.
- 03-10-2011, 11:27 AM #97
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- 03-10-2011, 01:18 PM #99
yes iOS 5 is coming oh wait if Apple holds to its schedule for a major release of iOS then we are waiting till June. So ask yourselves is 3 month to long of a wait? At this point I'm starting not to care, I'm so used to this crap from Motorola and the Droid X. At least my new iPad2 will have features I wanted on my phone like home share,faster Safari Performance, and AirPlay Enhancements.
- 03-10-2011, 01:31 PM #100