Apple not throttling iPhone or iPad cellular speeds via IPCC carrier bundles

“Yesterday there were some allegations made about whether Apple is intentionally throttling cellular data throughput on iPhones and iPads via some files used for network provisioning,” Brian Klug reports for AnandTech. “The reality is that this is simply not the case. Apple doesn’t limit cellular data throughput on its devices — there’s both no incentive for them to do so, and any traffic management is better off done in the packet core of the respective network operator rather than on devices. Sideloading tweaked carrier bundles isn’t going to magically increase throughput, either.”

“At a high level, some of this seemed plausible at first, as this wouldn’t be the first time that a handset maker throttled devices via some on-device setting at bequest of a network operator,” Klug reports. “Thankfully this is not the case currently with any iOS devices.”

Klug reports, “There’s no arbitrary capping of UE Category (User Equipment speed category), throttling on-device, or anything else that would prevent the device from attaching and taking full advantage of whatever the network wants to handshake with.”

Much more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

Related article:
Developer claims three major U.S. carriers throttle iPhone and iPad data speeds [Updated] – June 6, 2013


    1. I presume the IPCC identifies the device type on the carriers network. So the carrier could throttle based on what type of device was connected.

      I don’t consider this closed yet.

    2. You might be correct but where I live, even if AT&T is “throttling” their bandwidth it still kicks the crap out of Verizon.

      I have had both phone plans. First AT&T from the first iPhone and switched to Verizon with the 5 just because I read all this stuff about Verizon’s LTE network. Let me just say that I freak’n hate Verizon’s service where I live. I have to have my phone in 3G mode most of the time because the LTE locks up all the time. Even then, the AT&T 3G was much faster then the Verizon’s 3G and comparible to Verizon’s 4G where I live when it works.

      Now, everyone’s experience may not be the same but were I live Verizon is the dog.

  1. Just saw on Apple Insider where Sony has signed on with Apple. Should help the WWDC Monday. Apple will now be able to announce i Radio. Can’t hurt the stock price. Could already be baked in? We’ll see soon.

  2. The latency and “throttling” issues you may be experience is in no way connected to the PRISM routers with direct access to our servers. Because that doesn’t exist. That’s just crazy. Come on, would we go that?

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