- 03-13-2011, 11:05 AM #151
I feel like if Verizon were behind the slow update, Apple would say something. I mean, I bet most users aren't aware that OS updates for smartphones go through the carrier first (with the exception of iOS, obviousy), so I feel most users will put the blame to Apple for the delay. If Apple weren't responsible for the blame, I feel they'd say SOMETHING about it... But then, they're usually more open about their delays and such, so I dunno.
- 03-15-2011, 12:27 PM #152
Recommend this thread be made sticky, or perhaps filed under a more generic "latest VZW iphone OS" title. I'm sure there are a number of folks like myself who come here looking for what the latest OS is available. Seems like this kind of info should be at the top (instead of on page 2).
- 03-15-2011, 02:12 PM #153iPhone Newbie
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Odds of a VoRA update causing the delay?
I hear that the thunderbolt that verizon is being released this week will be able to do Voice over revision A meaning it can do simultaneous voice/data over verizon's current 3G which is most likely why it took so long to be released. What are the odds that this capability is included in the iOS 4.3 update for the Verizon iPhone and they had to make sure all the kinks were worked out in the software and verizon was ready for it's use which is why they could release 4.3 to us last week.
(and before anyone says that simultaneous voice/data over EVDO A is impossible on the CDMA iPhone, it is possible with a software/baseband update and doesn't require hardware modifications, look it up)
- 03-15-2011, 02:16 PM #154
- 03-15-2011, 03:05 PM #155
- 03-15-2011, 06:33 PM #156
No this is not correct. The ThunderBolt can do voice and data at the same time over LTE (4G) not 3G. You are some what correct about the software update (its a network update) its updating from Rev. A to Rev. B but because they now have LTE they will not update. Rumors were flying around a couple of years ago about VZW doing the network update but it's just not going to happen now with LTE.
- 03-16-2011, 05:06 PM #157iPhone Newbie
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- 03-16-2011, 05:49 PM #158
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- 03-16-2011, 06:50 PM #160
Did some research and vzw did not update anything it's all in the thunderbolt software but if you research even more vzw said they don't know what the quality of it would be, the experience would more likely not be to there standers of service. In other words don't blame us for dropped call's and even slower data lol
- 03-16-2011, 07:11 PM #161
People in general just be glad CDMA iPhone was left out. I wish Att was. Your not missing anything.
- 03-25-2011, 09:49 AM #162
- 03-25-2011, 01:04 PM #163
My 64G iPad (1) WiFi just updated to 4.3.1 and still no 4.3 for my Verizon iPhone 4!!!!!!!!!
One of the complaints I had when I left Android was how randomly the updates were distrubuted. With multiple vendors this was understandable but still frustrating.
Apple has two (2) iPhone 4 model's and they can't even get the update out at the same time. This is becoming a little troubling
- 03-25-2011, 01:51 PM #164
I'm not one bit troubled.
Verizon's iPhone had a better OS at release than AT&Ts. Now AT&Ts is getting an update, to give it what Verizon has, plus some minor enhancements that don't impact me because I don't use those features.
Apple will release an update for Verizon iPhones when it's ready and not before.
Besides, I'm a jailbreaker - and will have to wait until they get the JB update done for the new OS.
Impatience is not a virtue
- 03-25-2011, 04:09 PM #165
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- 03-25-2011, 04:43 PM #168
The GSM and CDMA versions are physically different. That's how it is. Perhaps the release numbering schemes will align someday (soon?), perhaps not. But since the underlying hardware is different, it's probably best if the release numbers are not identical at this point. What is most important is the feature set - some of which may be slightly different in one version or the other - again, because of the hardware differences...
I suspect this will continue to be an "issue" until the iPhone5 is released - and it may only completely disappear IF the dual technology radio chip is used, effectively making the hardware identical.
- 03-25-2011, 05:44 PM #169
I'm disappointed in Apple and Verizon. I don't care about there being differences in the two iPhone 4's or that my Verizon iPhone was released with a higher/better iOS than the ATT counterpart. That's no excuse. My phone has been spastic lately with random battery drains and random text message issues. I had blackberrys prior to my iPhone an Verizon is INFAMOUS for useless and offtime upgrades. I was hoping that unlike RIMM, Apple would have a backbone and would push out useful updates on time. I've heard that Verizon doesnt have control and it's actually Apple that dictates when updates are released. Either way, I'm considering returning my iPhone and returning to my Storm at least until the iPhone 5 is released and hopefully the two versions are running smoothly on the same timetable.
- 03-25-2011, 05:46 PM #170
- 03-25-2011, 05:51 PM #171
At first, I said the exact same thing you did, but after using 4.3 on my iPad for a few days, I was not happy. Bugs=fail. 4.3 has many, 4.2 has little to none.
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- 03-25-2011, 06:48 PM #172iPhone Newbie
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