Via Bloomberg’s Jonathan Browning, new numbers from research firm Arieso find that Apple’s iPhone 4S consumes twice as much data as the previous version of the phone:
Arieso’s research showed that a minority of users account for half of downloaded data. About one percent of the high-use subscribers downloaded half of the data volumes, according to the company. “The hungry are getting hungrier,” Flanagan said.
The main contributor to the massive data increase is Siri, the voice-recognition software included in the iPhone 4S. Given how much Apple’s products are copied throughout the industry, this is yet another example of how wireless providers desperately need more airwaves if they’re going to keep up with demand.