Apple seems to also believe in Multipath TCP

Olivier Bonaventure writes about a new feature in iOS 7:

Packet traces collected on an iPad running iOS7 reveal that it uses Multipath TCP to reach some destinations that seem to be directly controlled by Apple. You won’t see Multipath TCP for regular TCP connections from applications like Safari, but if you use SIRI, you might see that the connection with one of the apple servers runs uses Multipath TCP.

Interesting that Apple is using newer TCP advances to provide a better Siri experience. We’ll have to see if Multipath TCP makes an appearance in OS X Mavericks next month.

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