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We weren’t looking to make an Apple commercial, we promise! But while goofing around on Friday we decided to test a first-generation iPhone’s speed at accessing and loading a YouTube video against one of the new ones released yesterday. For the tests, we turned both phones’ […]

We weren’t looking to make an Apple commercial, we promise! But while goofing around on Friday we decided to test a first-generation iPhone’s speed at accessing and loading a YouTube video against one of the new ones released yesterday. For the tests, we turned both phones’ Wi-Fi off. The result? Ten seconds to load a video on the new 3G network and 20 seconds on EDGE. OK, so 10 seconds isn’t fantastic, but the old version really is twice as bad. So much so that 3G iPhone users might even consider watching video on the fly.

Hit Me on My iPhone” used with permission. Thanks to Craig, Chancey, and Brittany.

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  1. and you can watch this video on the iPhone/iTouch.

  2. iPhone3G Will Jumpstart Wireless Broadband Demand – GigaOM Sunday, July 13, 2008

    [...] Truphone’s new iPhone app makes it easy to place VoIP calls on the iPhone, thereby making it less necessary for me to fire up the old computer to call mom. It sure would be nice to see a Skype client for iPhone. I am sure, over a period of time other habits will form — including watching YouTube videos – which just got bearable, thanks to a faster connection. [...]

  3. iPhone 3G, “el doble de rápido” | Teléfonos móviles, adsl, gadgets y juegos. Monday, July 14, 2008

    [...] Test realizado por Liz Gannes de NewTeeVee del grupo multimedial de Om Malik, Giga Omni [...]

  4. The Avot Media video transcoder allows videos to startup twice as fast as the native YouTube app! To Liz’s point, user’s expect instant startup. With Avot technology, that’s what they get. See demo:

    http://avot.tv/corp/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=48

    Go to http://www.avotmedia.com for more info.

  5. Liz, How many “bytes” was in the Youtube video download? Is there a limit on the bytes you can download/upload per month in your agreement?

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