In the WWDC 2008 conference keynote today, Steve Jobs compared the iPhone 3G’s 3G internet speed to the Nokia N95 and Palm Treo 750; two devices that are about 6 months older than the original 1 year old iPhone. Apple is notorious for distorting statistics and such in order to make their products seem better than they really are and this might be another good example.
I wonder if newer HSDPA devices can get the same speeds as the iPhone 3G. Engadget says they’ve got 215Kbps on the iPhone 3G, which isn’t much more than the 201Kbps I have seen on T-Mobile’s EDGE network.
What does comparing the iPhone 3G to devices that have been around for 1.5 years say about Apple?