“One thing we know: Apple’s iPhone is so massively popular that the network it officially runs on (AT&T’s) often has a hard time keeping up. Densely-populated areas have problems with dropped calls and unreliable data services since so many iPhone users are choking the network. It got so bad that AT&T stopped selling the iPhone from its website this past weekend, seemingly trying to slow sales down because its network couldn’t handle it,” Brian White writes for BloggingStocks.
MacDailyNews Take: According to AT&T, online sales were temporarily halted inthe New York City area due to fraud concerns, not in order to “slow sales down because its network couldn’t handle it.” That lattr theory was a blogger’s rather specious concoction.
White continues, “So what happens when Apple releases the next, best thing? …If an Apple tablet is announced in January and released shortly thereafter, are the wireless networks the device will run on be overwhelmed?”
Full article here.