A study drawn from a pool of 125 devices shows that iPhone 5 users account for the most of all downloaded data.The study was done this year in Europe by Arieso.Nom nom.In the study,iPhone 5 users were found to download 50 percent more data than iPhone 4 users and 4 times as much data than iPhone 3G users.This is amazing when compared to a study done a short time ago in 2012, in which the iPhone 4 was a clear leader for data downloads.
This information is contrary to what many experts predicted, as tablets and phone-tablet hybrids, called “phablets”,were thought to be the heavy consumers of data.People are using their phones as computers and media storage devices more and more,and with all the downloadable content that apple offers,the iPhone 5 was able to steal the lead from the industry favorites.At least for now.
The Samsung Galaxy S3, also a phone, took the lead for most uploaded data.It seems the people who use these phones have more data to share and upload than iPhone users.
In related news, there have been reports of AT&T customers with iPhone 5’s unintentionally going over their download limits.This could be due to a computer bug,some experts say,that is automatically downloading content onto their phone and causing some customers to exceed their paid allotment. AT&T has not confirmed or denied these reports.
If a bug like this one was involved in the Arieso study,it may account for the high downloads of iPhone 5 users. However, the numbers are in and the iPhone 5 is the leader when it comes to most data downloaded,regardless of consumer reports.Until AT&T makes a statement regarding the possible bug,well have to trust Arieso.