Posted: Sunday June 21, 2009
Tagged with: iPhone mobile push
Apple's implementation of Push Notifications in the latest release of the iPhone OS 3.0 is pretty awesome. Beta testing of the AIM chat client was very positive with notifications arriving almost instantly.
One little caveat however is that should you turn on these notifications, you will see the battery life of your iPhone decrease noticeably more quickly. This is not a surprise and was mentioned by Apple when they announced Push Notification technology, though it is still annoying especially given the short charge life of an iPhone.
Push will open the door for a load of improvements to apps though it does still need a little refinement on developers' part as some notifications can be quite annoying. If you're looking to get the most out of your iPhone's battery though, you'd best keep this feature off.