Developer claims three major U.S. carriers throttle iPhone and iPad data speeds [Updated]

“According to Joseph Brown, one of the developers behind the iTweakiOS site that provides hacked carrier updates for iOS users, Apple is purposely throttling iPhone data speeds to ‘even out’ the network as Apple’s phones consume more data than other smartphones,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“Brown states that AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint limit the iPhone’s data speeds and provides evidence in the form of snapshots of network settings,” Clover reports. “T-Mobile, the last network to receive the iPhone, is the only carrier that does not appear to throttle iPhone data usage.”

Clover reports, “To thwart the apparent throttling, iTweakiOS offers a number of carrier hacks that are designed to increase data speeds.”

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MacDailyNews Note: UPDATE: 5:48pm EDT: AnandTech explains why this is simply not true.

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