According to a survey conducted by Retrevo, a third of the iPhone 4 owners believe that their phone supports 4G wireless technology.
When asked if they are planinng on buying a 4G phone this year, 34% of the iPhone users replied that their phone is already 4G capable. Also notable is that 24% of Blackberry users also replied that they have are already using a 4G phone. This is despite the fact that neither Apple nor RIM has released any device that supports 4G.
The iPhone 3G had “3G” in the name because it supported 3G. That might have led to the iPhone users believing that the “4” in iPhone 4 means 4G. But for 34% of them to have this mistaken belief just goes on to show how technology ignorant are the common people are.
I have no explanation about why the Blackberry owners might think that they their phone is 4G capable.
In the same question, 29% of Android users also replied that they already own a 4G phone. There are already 4G Android phones out there in the market, but still I think that 29% of them cannot be using 4G already.
When asked if they will buy the new iPhone if it does not have 4G, 40% of the current iPhone uses replied that they will buy it while 21% replied that they will consider buying it. This should be good news for Apple as the iPhone 5 which is expected in October is rumored to not have 4G.
When asked the same question, only 8% of Android users said they will buy the new iPhone even if it does not have 4G while 18% said they will consider it. RIM, though, is in trouble as 23% said that they will buy the new iPhone, with another 18% saying that they will consider it.