AT&T recently acknowledge that service in some major U.S. cities have been performing below standards and they claim they are working on it. During all of the announcement at no time AT&T blamed Apple for any of it issues, but one article of the NY Times thinks different.
Claiming that independent data suggests that AT&T may have ”the superior network nationwide”, and the iPhone itself may be contributing to the performance problems by causing interference that affects both its voice and data services.
The seniore vice president for telecommunications research at Nielsen, Roger Entner, said:
The iPhone ”air interface,” the electronics in the phone that connect it to the cell towers, had shortcomings that ”affect both voice and data.” He said that in the eyes of the consumer, the iPhone has the nimbus of infallibilty, ergo, it’s AT&T’s fault.” AT&Tdoes not publicly defends itself because it will not criticize Apple under any circumstances, he said.
There is argument thats been rasied, if it’s the iPhone’s fault, not AT&T’s, why aren’t iPhone users around the world having the same problems as those in the U.S.?