“Researchers have uncovered a secret in iOS 7: under the hood Siri is using a completely new method of accessing the Internet that uses both Wi-Fi and 4G at the same time,” Mark Hattersley reports for Macworld UK.

“Officially called Multi-Path TCP [sic] [recte Multipath TCP]the new technique enables an iPhone or iPad with Wi-Fi and 3G/4G to use both Wi-Fi and Cellular data at the same time, and switch seamlessly between the two,” Hattersley reports. “or a device that is permanently connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi and 3G/4G the new technology could have profound effects on performance. To start with its been quietly rolled out to just Siri, but we expect Apple to widen access to further iOS apps and the operating system as a whole.”

Hattersley reports, “Christopher Mims from Quartz explains just why it’s so important: ‘This is the first time that this new means of connecting to the internet has appeared in a commercial product. That it showed up in Apple’s software and not Google’s shows that Apple’s technical chops are substantial, even when the company isn’t highlighting what it’s up to.'”

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