|Jun 5, 2013, 03:40 PM||#1|
Developer Claims Three Major Carriers Throttle iPhone and iPad Data Speeds
According to Joseph Brown, one of the developers behind the iTweakiOS site that provides hacked carrier updates for iOS users, Apple is purposely throttling iPhone data speeds to "even out" the network as Apple's phones consume more data than other smartphones.
Brown states that AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint limit the iPhone's data speeds and provides evidence in the form of snapshots of network settings. For example, AT&T limits the iPhone 5 to Category 10 (14.4Mbps) HSDPA despite the fact that the network is able to support up to Category 14 (21.1Mbps) HSDPA+ and the iPhone supports Category 24 (42.2Mbps) DC-HSDPA+.
Brown goes on to point out similar throttling code present in the LTE and 3G network settings of both Verizon and Sprint, for the iPhone and the iPad. His theory is that Apple (or the carriers themselves) are throttling data speeds in order to cut down on the iPhone's data usage.
To thwart the apparent throttling, iTweakiOS offers a number of carrier hacks that are designed to increase data speeds.
Update: AnandTech has debunked this claim and says that neither Apple nor the carriers are throttling data speeds.
Article Link: Developer Claims Three Major Carriers Throttle iPhone and iPad Data Speeds
|Jun 5, 2013, 03:45 PM||#7|
Not surprising, considering the antitrust lawsuits against Apple in the European Union right now. Carriers claim Apple is deliberately blocking the iPhone 5's LTE acces to LTE networks if the carriers don't sign a contract with Apple.
|Jun 5, 2013, 03:46 PM||#12|
This is really a good idea because the iPhone does use more and that's not fair to us Android or Windows users.
T-Mobile will catch on soon, once more people hop on their network.
|Jun 5, 2013, 03:47 PM||#13|
No doubt makes "sense" for a carrier or Apple to do this in conjuction with the carrier for unlimited users. But what sense is there for those that could eat up data faster forcing them to a bigger data plan?
|Jun 5, 2013, 03:48 PM||#17|
ha go to germany and u will enjoy 64 kb/s after 200-500 mb
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|Jun 5, 2013, 03:49 PM||#18|
Start the countdown to this being on the front page of reddit and every major news source in the world. They won't understand the technology or the decisions, but any opportunity to paint Apple as the evil empire will be embraced by the anti crowd.
In before "throttle gate" stupidity.
|Jun 5, 2013, 03:49 PM||#19|
|Jun 5, 2013, 03:50 PM||#22|
Bwaa ha ha not on Three network in the UK
iphone 5 gets 21Mbps unlimited data allowance
and thats not even 4G yet
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