There’s a lot of hubbub brewing around a blog post from iTweakiOS (since removed) that claims AT&T(s t), Verizon Wireless(s vz)(s vod), and Sprint(s s) are working in conjunction with Apple(s aapl) to limit – or throttle — the maximum speed of iPhone 5 on their networks.
I have no access to the original post, but based on the numerous reports circulating the web, developer Joseph Brown identified several lines of code in the iPhone that he claimed introduced artificial barriers to the device’s performance — the network equivalent of putting a restrictor plate on a race car. I’m no coder, but AnandTech’s Brian Klug is, and he has posted an in-depth piece thoroughly debunking Brown’s conclusions.
It’s pretty technical stuff, but what it boils down to is this: Brown was just plain wrong in his interpretations of the code’s purpose. Brown interpreted the word “throttle” in…
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