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MacRumors
Mar 21, 2013, 04:35 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/03/speedtest1.jpgOokla has updated its Speedtest.net iOS app (http://appshopper.com/utilities/speedtestnet-speed-test) with iPhone 5 support, the ability to remove advertising with a $0.99 in-app purchase, improved server selection and easier sharing -- since the whole point of an app that measures the connection speed is so users can gloat to their friends.

The app allows users to check their ping, upload and download speeds from servers located all over the world.
What's New in Version 3.0

- Completely new interface with full iPhone 5 support
- Option to permanently remove advertising
- Easier result sharing
- Improved server selection and saving
- Sortable results
- See your testing location in results detail
- This release is English only and translations will come in the next updatehttp://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/03/speedtest.jpg
Speedtest.net Mobile Speed Test is a free download (http://appshopper.com/utilities/speedtestnet-speed-test) from the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id300704847?mt=8)]

Article Link: Redesigned 'Speedtest.net' App Released, Improved Server Selection and Sharing (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/21/redesigned-speedtest-net-app-released-improved-server-selection-and-sharing/)



nick_elt
Mar 21, 2013, 04:38 PM
slow news day?

kirky29
Mar 21, 2013, 04:39 PM
Completely new interface with full iPhone 5 support

About time to be honest..

pk7
Mar 21, 2013, 04:43 PM
since the whole point of an app that measures the connection speed is so users can gloat to their friends.



Lol.

xmaseve
Mar 21, 2013, 04:44 PM
Best $0.99 I've ever spent!

Prof.
Mar 21, 2013, 04:45 PM
This new app holds a very sad secret. :(

rip, Ookla the cat

Radio
Mar 21, 2013, 04:45 PM
Is there any doubt that AT&T and Verizon have "preferential" connections to these speed test servers thus giving higher #s?

SandboxGeneral
Mar 21, 2013, 04:46 PM
Is there any doubt that AT&T and Verizon have "preferential" connections to these speed test servers thus giving higher #s?

Do you have any evidence to back that up?

ValerieDurden
Mar 21, 2013, 04:49 PM
It's about time.

.Asa
Mar 21, 2013, 04:52 PM
No more ugly kitty :'(

pnoyblazed
Mar 21, 2013, 04:52 PM
No more ugly kitty :'(

it's there, just swipe down

T.Smith4
Mar 21, 2013, 04:58 PM
Centurylink must be their ISP.

needfx
Mar 21, 2013, 04:59 PM
very tron-like design

BornAgainApple
Mar 21, 2013, 05:00 PM
I liked the old version. This one takes a while to test, which I assume means eating more bandwidth, somewhat of an issue on a cell network.

andrewnguyener
Mar 21, 2013, 05:01 PM
Still no iPad version :(

The cat's still there :)

E2EK1EL
Mar 21, 2013, 05:02 PM
The unfortunate part of this update .... each test now burns 80 MB of data per test

crisss1205
Mar 21, 2013, 05:12 PM
The unfortunate part of this update .... each test now burns 80 MB of data per test


Mine is 30 MB.

Mlrollin91
Mar 21, 2013, 05:16 PM
My tests have ranged between 15MB and 30MB per test depending on my ping.

E2EK1EL
Mar 21, 2013, 05:25 PM
What are everyone's pings?

I've reset my counter twice and got the same amount of data use per test.

SandboxGeneral
Mar 21, 2013, 05:26 PM
My test didn't use much at all.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49002863/MacRumors/2013-03-21%2018-22-20.png

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49002863/MacRumors/2013-03-21%2018-22-35.png

Mlrollin91
Mar 21, 2013, 05:29 PM
What are everyone's pings?

I've reset my counter twice and got the same amount of data use per test.

I've been pinging around 72-75 when mine uses roughly 25MB per test.
I pinged one at 69 and it used 35MB. But at 177 it only used 8MB.

My results have been all over the place since updating. Severs are probably seeing a lot of action.

srxtr
Mar 21, 2013, 05:33 PM
Oh thank god

Tankmaze
Mar 21, 2013, 06:06 PM
I always like their previous icon with somewhat a 3D style to it... Now its more... Flat... Guess thats where the trend is taking...

E2EK1EL
Mar 21, 2013, 06:19 PM
Just did another bunch of tests

I've always used a further server for my testing, it's about 31 KMs and the closest server to me is 2 KMs never gives me the right speed results since they're so congested.

I'm in the Toronto/Markham area

1) Oakville server retest burned 50mb with results of 30mb DL & 12mb UL

2) Toronto server burned 35mb w/ inaccurate speeds of 5.1mb DL & 17mb UL

larrylaffer
Mar 21, 2013, 06:52 PM
The unfortunate part of this update .... each test now burns 80 MB of data per test

The amount of data it uses is directly related to the speed of your test. If you have an amazing LTE connection like yours (which I'm quite jealous of BTW), it'll use more data.

I just tried this over EDGE and it consumed a few hundred KB in both directions.

jthompson666
Mar 21, 2013, 06:56 PM
Ookla... Dead :'( RIP

ConCat
Mar 21, 2013, 07:56 PM
The amount of data it uses is directly related to the speed of your test. If you have an amazing LTE connection like yours (which I'm quite jealous of BTW), it'll use more data.

I just tried this over EDGE and it consumed a few hundred KB in both directions.

Yep. It has to work like that. A few KB back and forth is a poor way to test LTE, while sending 80 megs over EDGE is going to take a very very long time.

RIP Ookla. No longer will you cause bloodshed to those who groom you. :(

Menel
Mar 21, 2013, 08:34 PM
Yea, looking like it's time based.

Ow.

The old one was set size data package based I imagine.

Ow.

larrylaffer
Mar 21, 2013, 08:36 PM
Yea, looking like it's time based.

Ow.

The old one was set size data package based I imagine.

Ow.

I don't think so. I think nothing's changed. I used to test EDGE, 3G, and LTE devices with the old version and it took about the same amount of time to test all three.

The only difference is now people are checking.

E2EK1EL
Mar 21, 2013, 08:49 PM
The amount of data it uses is directly related to the speed of your test. If you have an amazing LTE connection like yours (which I'm quite jealous of BTW), it'll use more data.

I just tried this over EDGE and it consumed a few hundred KB in both directions.

Hurray we all pinpointed the issue! *I've always kept an eye on all OEM and 3rd party app data traffic.*

(My speeds aren't that great, my max speeds are 66 Mbps and the record speeds I've seen on Macrumors is 89 Mbps)

wxman2003
Mar 21, 2013, 10:25 PM
This app fixes the wanky wifi speed differences between my computer and iPhone 5. With the old app, wifi speed on my iMac was around 55 Mbs DL and my iPhone topped out at 25 Mbs. With the updated app, they are both close to 55 Mbs download speeds.

ChristianJapan
Mar 21, 2013, 10:32 PM
Missed chance of redesign to make it universal app and support iPads properly. :(

E2EK1EL
Mar 22, 2013, 02:20 AM
Is there a good alternative of a speedtest app in the appstore that's not gonna burn through our data plans?

Even though I have 6GB a month, I won't be using this app many more.

the8thark
Mar 22, 2013, 06:19 AM
since the whole point of an app that measures the connection speed is so users can gloat to their friends.

Since the whole point of articles like this is so the website can gloat about the number of page hits or number of written articles.

. . . Seriously though apps like this do have a real world use. To compare theoretical speeds (what your ISP says you should get) and real world speeds (what you actually get). And in this light the app is quite good at doing this.

go ipad
Mar 22, 2013, 10:19 AM
This new app holds a very sad secret. :(

rip, Ookla the cat

Can you share a 'very sad secret' on this new app?

wovel
Mar 22, 2013, 11:04 AM
Still no iPad version :(

The cat's still there :)

I do not have the update yet, but the previous version was a + app...

adam044
Mar 22, 2013, 11:22 AM
You all do know the hidden cat trick right? Well if you dont once the test is done pull down the meter thing and keep doing it youll see ookla the cat

larrylaffer
Mar 22, 2013, 12:35 PM
Hurray we all pinpointed the issue! *I've always kept an eye on all OEM and 3rd party app data traffic.*

(My speeds aren't that great, my max speeds are 66 Mbps and the record speeds I've seen on Macrumors is 89 Mbps)

My God, these LTE speeds are amazing. I live in Los Angeles and I get only get 25/20 on the best of days.

E2EK1EL
Mar 22, 2013, 12:53 PM
My God, these LTE speeds are amazing. I live in Los Angeles and I get only get 25/20 on the best of days.


25 Mbps DL & UP 20 Mbps is still great speeds dude, I would still be very happy.

Simplicated
Mar 22, 2013, 01:12 PM
You all do know the hidden cat trick right? Well if you dont once the test is done pull down the meter thing and keep doing it youll see ookla the cat

Yes, and sadly with this update comes the news that Ookla is dead.

BvizioN
Mar 22, 2013, 01:32 PM
Mine is 30 MB.


It all depends on the speed of your network provider i guess.

After i tested my iPhone 5 on the crappy O2 UK, the data i wasted was just over 4mb.

adam044
Mar 22, 2013, 01:53 PM
Yes, and sadly with this update comes the news that Ookla is dead.

Yes that was sad to see

Prof.
Mar 22, 2013, 02:09 PM
Can you share a 'very sad secret' on this new app?
Ookla, the cat/mascot of the company has died.

larrylaffer
Mar 22, 2013, 02:13 PM
25 Mbps DL & UP 20 Mbps is still great speeds dude, I would still be very happy.

I'm very happy with this, but still jealous. :)

Also, most of the time I really only get 5 down and 3 up. Still good enough for all the things I do on my phone, but still...

E2EK1EL
Mar 22, 2013, 05:29 PM
I'm very happy with this, but still jealous. :)

Also, most of the time I really only get 5 down and 3 up. Still good enough for all the things I do on my phone, but still...

That's a little concerning right there, HSPA+ or LTE connection?

ikir
Mar 23, 2013, 02:14 AM
Still no iPad version :(

TC25
Mar 23, 2013, 04:59 AM
Is there any doubt that AT&T and Verizon have "preferential" connections to these speed test servers thus giving higher #s?

Do you have any evidence to back that up?

Of course Radio doesn't. Remember, this is the Internet, land of the drive by posts.

E2EK1EL
Mar 23, 2013, 06:29 PM
Just test on my IP4S, 7 Mbps DL & 3Mbps UL and 9 MBs of data burned.

BDM STUDIOS NL
Mar 24, 2013, 04:22 AM
Where is the iPad HD version?

AppleInTheMud
Mar 24, 2013, 08:02 AM
Love this App

And especially because after LTE came it shows me I really have 50 mbit download and 30mbit upload on my iPhone 5.

My Wifi is at the moment only 12 mbit :-/ Soooo my phone is faster than my Wifi. Funny :-)

jocamero
Mar 24, 2013, 12:50 PM
I have Comcast's 105/20 Mbps and I can reliably get 110/20 using various speed test sites on my MBP wired or wirelessly connected to my AirPort Extreme.

Whenever I test using the speedtest.net app on my iPhone 5 I seem throttled to 40/20 even when using Comcast's test server through the app. If I use the Air Sharing app to send a file from MBP->iPhone and monitor the speed on the MBP I can easily exceed 100 Mbps.

If I look in the AirPort utility it states the iPhone is connected @ a 150 Mbps link speed in 802.11a/n mode.

Anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions why this might be happening? I presume it's related to the speedtest.net app since Air Sharing works at much higher speeds.

Appl3FTW
Mar 24, 2013, 12:59 PM
im digging the new look, the new icon and the new gui everything... very futuristic. AND thank goodness they didn't remove ugly kitty.. bwuahaha

Mr Dobey
Mar 24, 2013, 02:47 PM
That Telestra LTE speed is nuts! 80Mbps :0

mentaluproar
Mar 24, 2013, 04:19 PM
I'll say it. I hate the new look.

As for Ookla, at least he has reached his final form....HAUNT!

Mlrollin91
Mar 24, 2013, 07:22 PM
I have Comcast's 105/20 Mbps and I can reliably get 110/20 using various speed test sites on my MBP wired or wirelessly connected to my AirPort Extreme.

Whenever I test using the speedtest.net app on my iPhone 5 I seem throttled to 40/20 even when using Comcast's test server through the app. If I use the Air Sharing app to send a file from MBP->iPhone and monitor the speed on the MBP I can easily exceed 100 Mbps.

If I look in the AirPort utility it states the iPhone is connected @ a 150 Mbps link speed in 802.11a/n mode.

Anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions why this might be happening? I presume it's related to the speedtest.net app since Air Sharing works at much higher speeds.

My speeds on my iPhone 5 and iPad 2 are constantly and considerably lower than on my computer. I can get 35-40Mbps down on my MBA, but my iOS devices will only pull 20-25Mbps max.

macmaverickk
Mar 24, 2013, 08:21 PM
The unfortunate part of this update .... each test now burns 80 MB of data per test

I just ran the test myself and it was only 2.9MB up (@1.5Mbps) and 13.0MB down (@11Mbps).... (Only 3 bars on LTE)

davidg4781
Mar 24, 2013, 10:46 PM
Here's my extremely slow Sprint data along with the small amount of data it used to test it.

Glad I have unlimited data!:rolleyes:

E2EK1EL
Mar 24, 2013, 11:21 PM
The new design is too fruity, I totally dislike it.

ghostface147
Mar 25, 2013, 09:13 AM
I rarely get anything over 15 down on Verizon's LTE here in Houston.

JAT
Mar 25, 2013, 12:46 PM
My speeds on my iPhone 5 and iPad 2 are constantly and considerably lower than on my computer. I can get 35-40Mbps down on my MBA, but my iOS devices will only pull 20-25Mbps max.

I had that issue with my i4, but my i5 can max out my 40Mb connection over wifi.

waloshin
Mar 26, 2013, 12:07 AM
The unfortunate part of this update .... each test now burns 80 MB of data per test

How do you think the app will test your speed of 50 MBs if they do not actually download 50 Mbs?

Mlrollin91
Mar 26, 2013, 12:36 AM
I had that issue with my i4, but my i5 can max out my 40Mb connection over wifi.

I just tried it with my school connection. I get about 100Mbps down and up. Its screaming. My phone I got 39Mbps down and 29Mbps up. So its about 40% of what my MBA can pull but its still ridiculously fast either way.

Menel
Mar 26, 2013, 04:20 AM
how do you think the app will test your speed of 50 mbs if they do not actually download 50 mbs?

math

KdParker
Mar 27, 2013, 11:42 AM
Here's my extremely slow Sprint data along with the small amount of data it used to test it.

Glad I have unlimited data!:rolleyes:

In my experience, sprint is always slower.

alent1234
Mar 28, 2013, 11:00 AM
Here's my extremely slow Sprint data along with the small amount of data it used to test it.

Glad I have unlimited data!:rolleyes:

how much do you use per month?

davidg4781
Mar 30, 2013, 01:24 AM
how much do you use per month?

From February 3 - March 2 I used
Sprint 3G Data Unlimited 692,857
Sprint 3G Data Roaming Unlimited 51,653


I live in an area that's totally void of Sprint, so I use wifi at home. Town pretty much has nothing but a very expensive (but really good) restaurant and a grocery store. As I work at a grocery store in a neighboring town, I don't shop the competition ;).

On the way to work, country roads and all, so I don't use my phone, and then at work, well, I'm working.

Even when I worked an hour away and would listen to Pandora both to and from work, I never really used more than 1.5 GB of data. I have no idea what people can use all that data on.

I am considering switching to AT&T. It's just a hassle moving 4 lines over. I SHOULD be able to get out of my contract ETF but we'll have to front the money to purchase new phones.