Maybe Apple can make some changes to improve the iPhone's Internet speed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moonman239, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    #1
    I don't know if this is possible, but maybe Apple can help the carriers make Internet downloading faster by making changes on its end.

    I'm sort of picturing something like this, although it probably won't come to reality: You're out in the middle of nowhere, and you're on AT&T's EDGE network. No problem, the iPhone 6 makes EDGE look like 3G.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    gr8whtd0pe

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Location:
    Belle, WV
    #2
    iPhone 6? Att is killing the Edge network as well, so I guess they are doing something about it's speed.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    MisterKeeks

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    #3
    Not possible. Apple can't make its phones access data faster than it is coming to the phone.
     
  4. macrumors Nehalem

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #4
    I think rim had something like that on their servers end.
    It kinda compressed the data and made the device use less bandwidth on a average compared to other phones.
    End result lower quality pictures,audio, pixelated video, reduced size and images websites etc...
     
  5. macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    #5

    I believe that's called Satellite service.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Location:
    Singapore
    #6
    Since LTE is already so godlike fast, u need something faster than 50-70mbps?

    Not like it will make a difference in web browsing speeds..
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    #7
    Try asking Siri for directions, or for anything for that matter, while driving in an EDGE area.

    On that note, every time I take my phone camping, I always seem to be able to get cell service, sometimes (if not always) even HSDPA+.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    yeah

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    #8
    We need Apple to buy a national carrier and place 6G on it :rolleyes:

    But seriously, we need all carriers who hold the iPhone to launch LTE Advanced, NOW :apple:
     
  9. macrumors 603

    scaredpoet

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    #9
    It was called "very high, very lossy compression."

    And that was perfectly fine in the days when phone web browsers weren't expected to fully render web pages, it was okay for smartphones not render emails formatted in rich text, and non-retina displays were the norm. But it won't cut the mustard now.

    It also turned the phone into a brick every time RIM's servers went offline. Imagine what would happen if an iCloud outage meant you couldn't access ANY web pages, e-mails, maps, or any app that required internet access? I mean, people already use Steve's name in vain, and predict Apple's demise and threaten to go Android whenever iMessage goes on the fritz.

    The only thing Apple can do to "make it faster" is to lean on the carriers to roll out blanket LTE coverage across their networks ASAP. But it's not their call. It's up to the carriers to do that.

    And in any case, as long as there's a usage cap on data plans, faster data speeds aren't going to be as useful as you think. I get close to my monthly cap a lot quicker now that I have LTE.
     
  10. macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    #10
    It's not. If the carriers could magically improve their networks without massive capital investments don't you think they'd do so? They're in it for the profit and not having to upgrade and charging more for the same infrastructure would mean a bigger gain.

    at&t already did that with HSPA+. Look, it's 4G! :D

    While we're at it, have the iPhone 6 make me a cup of coffee as well...
     
  11. macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    #11
    What you're talking about isn't physically possible, it's like saying you get poor reception in an area so a carrier should "just make it work" when you're out of range of a tower.
     
  12. macrumors Nehalem

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #12
    I hear you.
    Good thing that dinosaur tech and RIM are slowly dying.
     

Share This Page