3G Needs To Be a Slower Wi-Fi, Not a Faster EDGE

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BergerFan, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    What I mean is in relation to the picture and video quality. On 3G, the videos are fast, but are Edge quality. It would be cook if we had the choice of high or low visuals in the settings.
  2. ert3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2007
    when you think about it the phone could automatically detect switching between the two networks.
  3. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2005
    What we really need is this
    Edge -> Massive Compression
    3G -> Small Compression
    WiFi -> No Compression

    So it's a sliding scale, the better the speed, the better the images/video.
    This is how youtube is meant to work, at least on a computer, it calculates your speed and offers video at a quality that can stream well.

    The issue may be with the network operators. They want people to use use less bandwidth and this is one way of restricting it.

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