I certainly understand the logic behind the explanation that AT&T is putting out about the iPhone’s connection woes, but isn’t it effectively ignoring the root cause?
AT&T (and Apple) are saying that the woes stem from the fact that the iPhone asks for too much power from the cell tower and that when too many iPhones are asking for too much power at the same time this leads to the connection problems. Ok, fine. But doesn’t that just mean that AT&T doesn’t have a network that can support their famous and fast selling product.
I guess this accounts for that text message that ran last week asking users to upgrade to 2.0.2 because that apparently reduces the power demand from the phone.
So, am I off base here when I suggest that this means we’re essentially throwing a governor on the iPhone to account for AT&T’s lousy network? Don’t we call that crippling?
I’m just asking.
Via DailyTech via just about everybody.