excellent analysis of the IP4 signal issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by benoitgphoto, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    I see several flaws with this test:

    1) They are using data transmission rates which can be altered by outside influences very easily as their gauge of performance. I seriously can't believe they did that. It's possible to get a signal meter on the iPhone 4 if you know how.

    2) The test they did (outdoors) does leave some room for inconsistent reporting - even when the phone is stationary.
  2. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    Where did I see this before?

    Oh yeah, this forum.

  3. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    It's ironic that these MIT guys talked about "amateur hour" and yet their setup was about as amateurish as you can get, under cell conditions and speed bandwidths outside of their control or measurement.

    Good for interest, but hardly sophisticated or in-depth.

    Consumer Reports used a shielded room with their own base station emulator. You can't get more consistent testing than that.
  4. benoitgphoto thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2007
    Right...I've seen that after posting it...sorry about that.

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