Friday, March 26, 2010

Apple Conforming To AT&T's Lousy 3G Network?

AT&T Lousy 3G Network
I have been with AT&T long enought to have cursed so much that my Grand Mother would send me directly, down under. Just last week, I dialed a friend 3 times, who was in the same room only to get to her answering machine. I also text her and the messages arrived about 15 min later. So when I see or read about high band with applications like video sreaming, I shiver.
Now when I read on TechCrunch that Apple is requiring video apps to confirm to bit rate requirements of 200Kbps and 64Kbps, during the approval process of iPhone app. The video switches to a low-quality when the 3G network is overloaded (HA HA) or only the slower EDGE network is available. I can bet from experience it will be 64kbps 99% of the time on my phone. So developers, if you are making for the US market, optimize the 64kbps streams because that is what your customers will end up watching.
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