So why is the Apple iPhone 3G giving such lackluster 3G network performance compared to other phones? Is the problem going to be fixed?
No need to worry. According to Apple spokeswoman Jennifer Bowcock, it’s already okay!
“The [iPhone 3G 2.0.2] software update improves communication with 3G networks.”
Prior to the upgrade, the average iPhone download speed is 2227.93 kbps (averaged from nearly 600,000 total speed tests made at the site).
But in tests made over the past 24 hours, the average is just 1429.31 kbps.
That’s a decrease of nearly 36 percent.
To be fair, Test My iPhone may not be a flawless metric for iPhone 3G network speed… a fact even Cult of Mac notes. But the Apple support forums are filled with people who are still having problems. Ars Technica‘s editor-in-chief (among others) lost the ability to make 3G calls entirely with the update. And while not 3G related, apps are still crashing all over the place.
What is going on, Apple? Do you even know?