iPhone 4S Users Eat Up Far More Data Than Any Other iPhone User
In a post from Bloomberg, it appears that iPhone 4S users use up two times more data than iPhone 4 users and three times as much data as iPhone 3G users. This is all according to a report from Arieso, a network management firm.
The main cause for so much more data usage? Apparently, Siri, the voice assistant for 4S users, which 1-ups Google’s own voice recognition software on Android. Frankly, it’s a bit hard to believe that Siri is the main cause for the increased data.
Then again, Millions of people using the iPhone 4S, combine that with a certain percentage using the voice recognition at any given time, and yes, that can definitely add up in the long run. Another reason for more data usage is the fact that it’s a much faster phone.
Being that it’s much faster, one can install more apps and be encouraged to do more things, more things that, you guessed it, require more data. And with data caps from most carriers in the US, users may want to keep better track of exactly how much data they’re using before they get a bill that surprises them.
“Arieso’s research showed that a minority of users account for half of downloaded data. About one percent of the high-use subscribers downloaded half of the data volumes, according to the company. “The hungry are getting hungrier,” Flanagan said.”
“An average user of Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM)’s latest BlackBerry smartphones, the Curve and the Bold Touch, downloads about 20 percent of the data of an iPhone 4S subscriber, according to Arieso. While RIM compresses data, the company’s traditional business users also use fewer applications beyond e- mail, Flanagan said.”