A new study (conducted by Arieso) claims that the iPhone 4S consumes almost twice the data an iPhone 4 does. The reason? Just ask your favorite “humble personal assistant.”
According to Arieso, Apple’s fifth-generation handset eats up almost “twice as much data as the previous iPhone model, and even more than iPad tablets due to increasing use of online services like the virtual personal assistant Siri.”
The news reached us via Engadget, who gives an overview of data consumption between iOS devices:
According to prior studies, the iPhone 4 used only 1.6x more data than the iPhone 3G, while the iPad 2 consumed 2.5x more data than the iPhone 3G.
In short, unless you’re planning on asking Siri if he can pay your excessive data charges, we would advise readers to keep the findings of this study in mind when accessing the virtual assistant on-the-go.