http://www.tuaw.com/2008/06/16/atandt-to-limit-iphone-3g-speeds-to-1-4-mbps/<br><br>AT&T to limit iPhone 3G speeds to 1.4 Mbps?<br>MacNN noted in a recent post that AT&T is listing the iPhone as having a 1.4 Mbps connection (down-stream) while other 3G phones such as the Motorola Q have upwards of 3.6 Mbps connections. If you are thinking that this is a typo on AT&T's website, think again, because it was also mentioned in their press release about the iPhone (PDF link). <br><br>The mobile phones, of course, have a slower connection compared to the 3G cards that AT&T offers. Some of the 3G cards can connect as fast as 7.2 Mbps down. So while Apple is tauting their "3G speeds approaching WiFi speeds" you have to wonder why is AT&T limiting the bandwidth on the iPhone 3G so much. <br><br>Update: MacNN updated their post shortly after this posting. MacNN's sources are saying that the 1.4 Mbps speed is "observed" speed over the network.<br><br>-----------------------<br><br>This will be interesting for you all who are getting the new iPhone. I hope it's not any slower than other 3G phones.<br><br><br><br>my photos
what does "observed" speed mean when they aren't out yet? <br><br>I don't think i'll upgrade if there is a 1.4 Mbps limit.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
They're acting like 1.4 is slow. That's around 12M of data per minute, give or take. What in the world would be the need to d/l any faster to a phone unless they were purchasing a bunch of iTunes movies or TV shows. With push in the email they could still share the latest puppy movies and never see a lag.<br><br>It's plenty fast for streaming video. My guess is that it is fast enough for the majority of users, probably faster than most would ever use on a regular basis.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
"What in the world would be the need to d/l any faster to a phone... "<br><br>Haven't you been paying attention? The 3G iPhone can do ANYTHING! I'm selling all my home entertainment electronics and computers, since once I have the new iPhone, I won't need anything else. Just decent bandwidth!<br><br><br><br>- a.k.a. Mississauga -
I thought the whole point of the iphone 2 was the speed at which it can display a web page, not download one. My nokia N82 has 3G but still takes a pretty long time to compose the data it downloads onto its screen, especially if it's complex with many images (not necessarily just big ones).<br><br>[color:purple]A lopsided man runs best along the little side-hills of success<br>- Frank Moore Colby</font color=purple>
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Right, I wouldn't be downloading anything but if I am on a cell getting my Red Sox scores and checking my web cameras I don't want to be driving down the highway watching a spinning beachball.<br><br>Integrated GPS is going to be screen refresh intensive too. It will just be a funny toy unless the satellite pics and maps quickly download when I am looking for treasure hidden in the woods.<br><br>But 1.4mbs is quite a bit of info if these pages are smart. Unfortunately the writers of pages are stupid and presume huge bandwidth and we will always have spinning beachballs.<br><br>
my kids borrow my iPhone and watch youtube videos all of the time. it's impossible using EDGE. perhaps 1.4 is plenty fast . . . i guess my preference is to be treated like any other 3G phone on the AT&T network and not having them place a governor solely on iPhones.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
First off your eyes should be on the road, but thanks for the heads up, I'll keep my out for you and your type.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>It will just be a funny toy unless the satellite pics and maps quickly download when I am looking for treasure hidden in the woods.<p><hr></blockquote><p>A large web page, like google maps or CNN downloads about 1M of data. If there is a wide open pipe at the sending end that will take 4-5 seconds max to come in. How far can you walk in 5 seconds? Doubt you'll walk off any cliffs due to lag time. Maybe due to the thermos of martinis but not lack of data. <br><br>I think the question will be more of how fast can the iPhone display the page or parse the GPS info.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
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