A developer,who is an idevice hacker,claims to have discovered code which suggests Apple is helping THROTTLE YOUR DATA(aka,slowing down your data)!It affects the iPhone and the iPad.
Joseph Brown, operator of the Web site iTweakiOS,claims to have discovered throttle code(code that effectifly caps data speed that can be achieved on the carriers’ networks) on iPhones and iPads which operate on AT&T,Sprint and Verizon.Joseph took snapshots of the code in question,which he said that specifically limits the iPhone 5 on AT&T to much slower data speeds that it can achieve.
Here’s the code…
The developer called that code proof that AT&T is hamstringing YOUR data speeds:
Yes folks, this is throttling coding. When we made the AT&T Hacked Carrier Update, this was the first line of coding to be scrapped when the project started. Immediately, through my testing on an AT&T iPhone 5 and iPad 4th generation, there were significant and noticeable results.
As for Verizon,Joseph claimed that Verizon limits data speeds on its 4G LTE network.While noting that the 4G code doesn’t work on Sprint’s network,however he did find code that prevents the iPhone 5 to reach Sprint’s faster EVDO 3G speeds.
T-Mobile is innocent,just some info.
The dev suggested that the code may had been inserted at the behest of the carriers.
Here is a claim from at least one carrier contacted by CNET
“From previous statements released by AT&T and many tech orginizations [sic], iPhones are very complex devices with a very complex OS,” Brown wrote in his report. “The OS eats much more data, even when in idle mode, than most phones on the market. So by carrier request, Apple limits devices to ‘even out’ the network, even if it means Galaxy users out perform Apple devices by such large scales.”
Here is Verizon’s response…
“We do not throttle,” Verizon representative Brenda Rainey told CNET, noting that the carrier will temporarily manage data usage of high-volume 3G data users when they are connected to a congested cell site. As far as the code goes, she said she could offer no comment “For that, you would have to call Apple.”
Apple did not comment.
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