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06-07-2013, 02:02 AM #1
AnandTech: Carriers Aren't Throttling iPad and iPhone Data Speeds
After the recent claim that three out of four major carriers in the U.S. throttle iPhone and iPad data speeds the folks over at AnandTech decided to further investigate the issue. They ended up determining that the original assertion, which has been deleted, is untrue. AnandTech mentioned the following regarding the matter:
Apple doesn't limit cellular data throughput on its devices ó there's both no incentive for them to do so, and any traffic management is better off done in the packet core of the respective network operator rather than on devices. Sideloading tweaked carrier bundles isn't going to magically increase throughput, either.
Again, there's no reason for Apple to want to arbitrarily limit their devices, and the reality is that they don't, at all, on any version of iPad or iPhone or in any of the carrier bundles they've distributed for network operators. If anything, Apple has long been one of the few handset vendors who initially understood the importance of limiting annoying operator customizations. The Carrier Bundles are quite literally the only place in the entire OS they have indirect access (through Apple) to toggles they can play with.
06-07-2013, 07:20 AM #2
That's a load of horse crap if I ever heard it. It's funny when the start of my bill cycle everything loads "fast" on my 4s but the minute I get throttled I can't hardly get anything to load. I don't know how they are coming up with their claims that people aren't actually being throttled. They did a few tests.......I have real world month in month out experience with my speeds slowing down once I reach that magical number set by AT&T for us unlimited data users. Don't believe me......my brother in law has had it happen to him a time or two. So if people actually believe this then I have some ocean front property in Missouri I'd like to sell them.
06-07-2013, 07:25 AM #3
Sounds like AnandTech is sleeping with Apple... If Apple/Carriers aren't throttling, then why are the hacked carrier bundles consistently increasing user's speeds on the iPhone 5? There's screenshots proving it?
06-07-2013, 07:55 AM #4
06-07-2013, 08:31 AM #5
Apple has nothing to gain by throttling their own devices. IF some kind of code to throttle was actually happening on the phone it would be because the carrier wanted it, not Apple. But as this new report says that isn't the case. Of course carriers do throttle speeds after you've reached a certain amount of data...that we all know to be true!
06-07-2013, 08:42 AM #6
06-07-2013, 10:00 AM #7
Does this mean the carrier hacks released over the last month are unneeded and may be harmful?
06-07-2013, 12:43 PM #8
06-07-2013, 03:38 PM #9
ATT i5 6.1.2 | Before 13/6 after 13/17
Not to mention, the hack also enable HD voiceovers...
at least i can say my iPhone's upload speed is faster than my home internet line lol.
its really YMMV.
edit: speed test result comparison <-- also note, i do get .5 bars more too.
Last edited by Albort; 06-07-2013 at 03:40 PM.
06-07-2013, 03:50 PM #10
I'm completely confused. You go back and forth from saying carriers aren't throttling to quotes about Apple not throttling. I've never seen anything to suggest that Apple builds in hard ware limiting components.
AT&T on the other hand, absolutely, 100% does throttle it's 'unlimited' customers when they go over a certain amount of usage. I even had them tell me so in a letter. They flat out admit that their 'unlimited' users will have slower speeds when they go over a pre-determined amount of data. Mine is 2GB a month which is a giant 'unlimited' load of ****.
My Grooveshark gets to be about useless the last week of my billing cycle.
06-07-2013, 06:13 PM #11
Did they get this information from the codes or they are just theorizing?
Of course there is an incentive, people will go nuts for device without throttle.
Hell release next iPhone with the same iOS with few changes to the looks and remove throttle, people will give props to Apple and they did absolutely no work... How awesome is that? Make everyone buy the same phone all over again!!
06-07-2013, 11:22 PM #12
Some of you are very confused what this article is about. A few days ago, there was an article that suggested that Apple had some "code" that throttled the speed of the iDevices. Instead of getting 20, they throttled down to 14 (these are made up numbers as an example).
That's what this is about, not AT&T's actual throttling. gg.
06-09-2013, 06:40 AM #13
06-11-2013, 02:27 PM #14