“The latest company to get wrapped up in China bandwidth complaints is Apple, as state television network CCTV recently aired a report that accuses the iPhone of passively ‘stealing’ as much as US$10 of bandwidth every month,” C. Custer reports for Tech in Asia.
“CCTV reports that it put ten phones to the test by putting them on standby for 120 hours while tracking their data usage via China Mobile’s official site,” Custer reports. “Ten phones were tested and virtually all of them wasted some data – Sony and Nokia phones burned through about 4 MB each during that time, for example. But Apple’s iPhone was apparently the worst, passively eating up 80 MB of data over 120 hours on standby. China Mobile charges RMB 15 for 110 MB of bandwidth, so over the course a month that means that iPhones could be costing their users as much as RMB 60 (about US$10) in bandwidth fees.”
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MacDailyNews Take: CCTV? Pfft.