Speed Tests Show iPhone 2.1 Firmware Boosts 3G Connectivity

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iphone-21-update.jpgThe percentage of iPhone 3G speed tests with extremely slow outcomes has been cut in half since Friday’s release of 2.1 software, according to Test My iPhone administrator Donovan Lewis.

Prior to Friday’s software update, 3G download speeds registering in the very-pokey 100 – 300kbps range accounted for 10 – 11% of all 3G speed tests done using the iPhone performance utility. Since then, results in the 100 -300kbps range account for just 5.37% of all 3G download tests. The site has registered over 250,000 3G tests since its inception. It also provides EDGE and Wifi testing and includes upload and download assessment, as well as testing for non-iPhone connectivity.

“We’re seeing an overall more consistent kbps score and the number of 3G tests where the user scored a real low 100kbps – 300kbps is down,” Lewis told Cult of Mac, adding, “I think that’s a real big improvement overall.”

Others have reported generally satisfactory reactions to the improvement with app handling and system crashes since loading their phones with the new software. How is 2.1 affecting your iPhone experience? Let us know in comments.

2 responses to “Speed Tests Show iPhone 2.1 Firmware Boosts 3G Connectivity”

  1. morwen says:

    Oddly, Speedtest reported slightly faster 3G speeds for me before the 2.1 update. 450Kb average now, I was getting over a meg before that. I assume I live in a bad AT&T 3G coverage area.