Will iAds take a toll on our data plans?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikemanblah, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. mikemanblah macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2009
    Will iAds affect our data plans do you think?
  2. Farfooz macrumors member


    Jan 20, 2009
    yup because it still needs to pull data from the internet to run the iads and buffer the videos unless the advertisements ar 100% built in and never change, what do u guys think?
  3. JakeyBoy macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2007
    I would say yes, i dont know how they could distinguish between Ad and non-Ad... well i mean they could, but it wouldnt be worth it for them. I say it will.
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    If you're downloading the content through the cell network instead of WiFi, probably. But, this would be no different than any other ad-based app, including the ones that already exist and serve ads now. Nor would it be any different from viewing an ad embedded on a web page.

    In other words: ads aren't new. iAds however, probably make them more streamlined and hopefully use less data than the current alternatives. You're probably looking at a couple kilobytes, tops.
  5. draz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Suddenly AT&T's statistics on the average amount of data people use has gone up..... A lot

    Time to rethink that dinky data plan of yours right AT&T?
  6. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    I hope they don't. If they do, then we are totally screwed like when we pay for cable TV and what we get is bunch of channels full of infomercials.:mad:

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