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iOS 6 Streaming Bug Sends Data Usage Skyrocketing 98

Posted by Soulskill
from the please-don't-start-calling-this-streamgate dept.
MojoKid writes "iOS 6, by all appearances, has a streaming problem. This is separate from the network issues that led Verizon to state that it wouldn't bill people for overages that were caused by spotty Wi-Fi connectivity. The issue has been detailed at PRX.org with information on how the team saw a huge spike in bandwidth usage after the release of iOS 6, and then carefully tested the behavior of devices and its own app to narrow the possible cause. In one case, the playback of a single 30MB episode caused the transfer of over 100MB of data. It is believed that the issue was solved with the release of iOS 6.0.1, but anecdotal evidence from readers points to continued incidents of high data usage, even after updating. If you own an iPhone 5 or upgraded to iOS 6 on an older device, it is strongly recommend to check your usage over the past two months, update to iOS 6.0.1, and plan for a lengthy discussion with your carrier if it turns out your data use went through the roof."
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iOS 6 Streaming Bug Sends Data Usage Skyrocketing

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  • Re:wrong recipient (Score:2, Insightful)

    by yacc143 (975862) on Friday November 16, 2012 @05:09PM (#42005895) Homepage

    So if Hyundai lies about it's cars fuel efficiency, you go and discuss this at your gas station, right?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 16, 2012 @05:10PM (#42005919)

    I'm not an investing whiz, but can one bet on AAPL's stock tanking? I bet the insiders and big shareholders are preparing to, and if you are holding AAPL stock, so should you. Cash out your mutual funds and other investments while you can, cuz shit gonna take a big nosedive.

    -- Ethanol-fueled

  • Feel free to accuse me of lying, but my data usage is actually dramatically LOWER on iPhone 5 than it was on the iPhone4. I am now able to use Pandora, whereas I couldn't before on iPhone4/iOS5. I have also had no problems with iOS6 Maps---in fact iOS6 Maps uses WAY less data than the intentionally crippled Google Maps, which would download bitmap instead of vector graphics and chomp through my data usage like a monster.

    I don't mean to argue that Apple isn't an evil company and I recognize that iOS6 has some glaring problems that affect a significant minority of people. But, the truth is, for a vast majority of people, all is well in iOS land.

    The disconnect between the reality of the experience for actual iPhone users and the way it gets reported online is massive---it's like two different universes. Walled garden aside, the actual experience with the iPhone is quite good. Whether you buy into the walled garden or not depends on whether there are iOS-exclusive apps you value over your right to tweak and pirate (which, let's be frank, that's what the "freedom" of Android is all about in the USA---sideloading pirated apps and futzing with widgets. In China and other freedom-restricted places, I agree sideloading could have real freedom-related importance).

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 16, 2012 @08:22PM (#42008311)

    You know, your'e absolutely right about Maps. However, YouTube? Really? Please be serious.

    There was no good reason to use the YouTube app; I never did in the 4+ years I used an iPhone or the iPad watching tons of YouTube videos during that time.

    Did you have a specific use for that app that wasn't replicated elsewhere or are you just posting something about it because you assume it would get modded up? I hope you aren't one of those people who complain about bloatware too.

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