These speeds are really good for only 10 x 10 mhz of CA spectrum. I honestly think there aren't many sprint customers left in the city. I struggle to hit 20mbps at 1am in my market with the same conditions.
With the whole fight vs QUALCOMM and Intel becoming the chip marker of choice for Apple I agree with you in that assessment. Apple meme is ' We won't sacrifice battery performance for new network connectivity techs.