I was involved in the Beta testing of Daylite Touch for the iPad and was invited to write a case study describing how my business benefits from using Daylite and Daylite Touch for iPad. Here’s the published case study.
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So, it’s rather slower – 96kbps.
To test it, i tried the ThinkBroadband speed tester, (that i successfully used to test USB tethering), but it failed to complete the test.
I then tried the Broadband speed tester site and got the above results, as well as a 74kbps upload speed.
When (if!) i find time, i’ll go digging and find out if there’s an obvious reason for this – it’s clearly shouldn’t be bottlenecked by the performance of BlueTooth, as it should run up to 3 Mbit/s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth)
Yep, USB tethering died in Betas 2 and 3, but with iTunes 8.2 Pre-release and Beta 4, all is working again and it feels wonderfully fast. Well, it’s only running at 336.58 Kbps, but it feels great! As a note, i think the fix was actually iTunes rather than iPhone Beta 4.
Now to test the Bluetooth speeds
In iPhone 3.0 beta 1, tethering didn’t work. In beta 2, it does and it’s really simple to achieve. It does require a quick mod to your iPhone. Here’s what you have to do:
1. Download the o2_uk.ipcc carrier details file. Please note that this is the UK ipcc file. If you’re not on O2 in the UK, search google for your suitable ipcc file.
2. Connect iPhone to PC / Mac and select to restore with the option to select a custom restore package (hold down option on Mac before selecting restore)
3. Select the ipcc file as the restore package. The change of details on the phone takes only a few seconds and doesn’t require an iPhone reboot
4. Go into iPhone Settings app > General > Network > Internet Tethering and enable.
5. Connect iPhone to PC / Mac over USB or bluetooth
6. The PC / Mac will do the rest
Works great (i’m posting via tethering now)