The iPhone continues to take over the smartphone market, it has now taken 69% of all smartphone traffic, which ironically is getting close to iPod share...
In February it covered 51% of the pie. By April it had grown to 59%. And by Thursday morning, when AdMob released the May edition of its U.S. smartphone pie, Apple¹s (AAPL) share had grown to 69% ? a 10 point increase in one month.
Not exactly; fanbois are paving themselves into a corner.
Soon fanbois will have to pay the piper for the bandwidth waste being generated by their small band, who rightfully should pay higher charges associated with their wretchedly excessive and inefficient use.
Enjoy your triple digit dollar per month data plans, fanbois!
nah, they are just concerned about bandwidth as it absorbs 4, 5 million new iphones over the next few months... once all that settles down, they flip the switch, and rumors continue there will be no extra charge.
"Rumors continue?" A few hours ago you just posted a link to a PC Mag article ("AT&T Tolerates iPhone Tethering Technique") which said: "We have said that we will offer tethering at some point in the future," [AT&T spokesman Mark] Siegel said. "We will not say right now what the price is, though there will be a fee."
Good luck with that. I suspect it'll go the way of the "smaller,cheaper iPhone with cheaper data plan" rumor.
In aggregate, iPhone users are consuming far more than their share of system resources, and getting away with it because you're spending more than everyone else. You're like the United States in cellular customer form. ;)
Historically, you guys have demonstrated a wilingness to pay whatever AT&T is asking for service, even when it lacked features other customers have (3G, MMS.) What possible incentive does AT&T have to give you anything for free since you'll open your wallets on demand?
Here's MY rumor, Oxy- you'll pay $30/month extra to tether, just like smartphone users, else the tethering app will deny access. My guess is that the delay is more about adding the appropriate "blocks" to the netork than preparing for an "onslaught" of users. If anything, I'd suspect iPhone users would be light tetherers. The more you use your phone for web, email, and time wasting, the less you need to lug a computer around.
well, it's currently free to have tethering on your iphone, so that should remain the same.
yes, the iPhone nano is still a ways off, but obviously that will happen in time.
yes, it's expensive to blaze the trail for others to follow, that is nothing new to apple users.
why is money such a concern? this is about changing society, not about money. ATT is a puppet of Apple in all of this, they signed the contract, so they have to perform to Apple's script.
currently it's $0.00. what you are not yet understanding is iPhone users come from the pure computer world, where there are always workarounds. the Cell networks will have to bend to us, not the other way around. We control this market now... as ATT is learning.
it's currently not supported and is also a terms of service violation, and it is very unlikely that the price will remain the same. at&t said there will be a fee, just not how much. they did say that it won't be $55/month as one rumour suggested, however.
nonsense. they both signed a contract and nobody outside of either company knows the exact terms (but there's a lot of wild speculation).