Apple: Bandwidth May Not Be the Issue for AT&T iPhone Users
Ars Technica over the weekend published a fascinating piece which theorizes that a lack of raw bandwidth may not be the real issue behind the trouble the Apple (AAPL) iPhone is creating on the AT&T (T) network in densely populated areas like New York and the Bay Area.
The real problem, Ars Technica says, is that the iPhone–and other modern smart phones–disconnect from the network whenever possible to save power.
“The fact that almost all of the complaints from iPhone users come from the U.S. suggests that AT&T’s network is at least partially to blame,” the story asserts. “In fact, users in other countries have told Ars that they don’t experience the kinds of problems that U.S. users often report. Well, other countries except one.”