When you purchase an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, regardless of the carrier, you expect fast speeds as well as features that make your life easier. While most people agree that their device is living up to their expectations, some are finding that this is not exactly the case.
Let’s take a closer look at what may be going on, in terms of data speeds.
According to a report by Cult of Mac, “cellphone carriers have become notorious for throttling iPhone users’ data speeds.”
As you can imagine, these carriers state that they only throttle when users are actually consuming too much data. Makes sense right? While it does make sense, this may not be exactly what is going on with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone users.
Here is more from the report:
“Joseph Brown, the guy who made all the iPhone carrier hacks for Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile has discovered that AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all worked with Apple to bake a soft throttle into your iPhone via carrier updates, and there’s nothing your can really do about it.”
You read that right. These mobile phone carriers are not working alone. Instead, they have teamed up with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to “bake a soft throttle into your iPhone via carrier updates.”
If true, this is very sneaky and something that is sure to upset a lot of people. If you want some more proof that this may be happening, let’s look at a post from Brown that details a second of code on an AT&T iPhone 5. This shows “the iPhone’s network settings by switching it to ‘Category 10’ (14.4Mbps) when both the iPhone 5 and AT&T’s network support up to ‘Category 14’ speeds (21.1Mbps).”
Even if you don’t know much about technology, you can begin to realize that something fishy is going on. The blame should be placed on both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as well as the mobile carriers that have agreed to the throttling.
If this is true, you can expect a growing number of people to be contacting their wireless carrier to provider to discuss the situation and search for a solution. There is no reason for this to be going on, and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) should be ashamed of taking part in such a deceptive trick.