Tag Archives: data usage

iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III tied in North American data usage

Earlier this week, we reported that iOS 6 accounted for 83% of iOS-based web traffic in North America. Today we’ve got some insight into how Apple’s data traffic stands up to the competition. When the numbers are broken down, Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III both account for about 6.5% of all smartphone data usage in North America. These…

iPhone 4S takes wrap for eating data, real culprits uncovered

It has emerged in the past couple of days that anyone who has recently bought an iPhone 4S is consuming twice as much data as standard iPhone 4 customers, and almost 3 times as much data as an iPhone 3GS user. Naturally, Siri has become the scapegoat for these extortionate data figures, but we can’t just blame iPhone 4S users for stealing all our…

Siri: awesome assistant or secret data hog?

Each and every time you ask Siri a question, an audio file of your query is sent on over to Apple’s servers. Then it’s processed, and the data you’re looking for as well as Siri’s vocal response are sent back to your phone. This applies whether you ask for something located on the phone itself, like reading a text or calling a contact, or if you have Siri…

Sprint iPhone was “worth every penny”

Sprint reported its third-quarter earnings yesterday and, not surprisingly, the iPhone was a major topic of discussion. Even though the nation’s third-largest carrier shells out about 40% more than the industry average to offer its customers Apple’s flagship device, CEO Dan Hesse says it’s “worth every penny.” In a conference call with analysts, Hesse…