Reports coming in from iPhone owners in New York City and the San Francisco Bay areas that much-needed improvements in the quality of AT&T's 3G network have begun to appear according to reports received by Electronista and TechCrunch. Recently, AT&T spokesman Seth Bloom recently indicated that parts of New York City have received 3G over the 850MHz frequency on their network and that some users are noticing a much more reliable signal than they have before. Which areas have been upgraded haven't been detailed, nor has the timetable for remaining updates.
iSlayer, the guys that made the iStat Pro desktop widget for the Mac, is working on an iPhone version. The widget shows you everything you need to know about what your computer is doing, including network speeds, CPU and RAM usage, fan speeds and internal heat readings. iStat for your iPhone lets you check those things when you're not by your computer.
As the iPhone 3G launch grew nearer, people were pointing and shouting and jumping up and down at AT&T's sparse 3G US coverage map, and those Swedish scientists saying that it's not the iPhone 3G's fault has shifted the focus of everyone's attention away from hardware and onto reception. Luckily, AT&T CTO John Donovan knows that now is the time to improve, and shared his plan with Gizmodo's Brian Lam.
On August 14th, Wired.com asked iPhone 3G users around the world to test their network speed at their location and submit it so they could document network speeds around the world? Well, since then they've gathered information contributed by over 2,600 participants around the world, and they just finished compiling their findings.
We all love the iPhone 3G, and Apple's ads do a great job demonstrating all it's wondrous glory to the ignorant masses, but it's still not perfect. Now an internal document from US carrier Verizon Wireless shows that they are preparing to launch a new anti-iPhone campaign that hits the iPhone where it's weakest-- AT&T.
New clues to future features and wireless hardware compatibility have been uncovered. The iPhone 2.0 firmware package has been decrypted, and upon further poking around in it's file structure, a new directory was spotted named "Printers". It is currently empty, but speculation is that it may be populated with drivers in the future that would enable the iPhone to wirelessly connect to a printer over a network.
With everybody now running to get their hands on an iPhone 3G, AT&T's high-speed data network is having a hard time keeping up with all of the traffic. According to a few posters on the Howard forums, AT&T's network has been slower than expected in several markets across the country, and not only for the iPhone 3G. People with different handsets that have been using the 3G network for a long time have noticed the change.