Rumors have been flying among some iPhone users about seemingly inexplicable bursts of 3G data transmitted without users’ awareness, with some worried that the transmissions could eat up users’ data plans.
But AT&T, Apple’s exclusive U.S. carrier for the iPhone, has a mundane explanation that involves synchronizing usage information and iPhone sleep modes. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.
What started out as a cause for concern among some iPhone users appears to be a relatively benign function of how the device interacts with the AT&T network.
Users checking their data usage had noticed their iPhone was sending a lot of data out when it should have been in idle, stand-by mode. This led to active discussion and speculation on various Web sites such as MacRumors.