Increase Battery Life with New 3G iPhone, Apple’s Tips

Apple has some great suggestions for helping you save some precious battery life in your new expensive as all hell 3G iPhone… don’t use it for anything it was made for. Really. That’s their solution to extending your battery life. These eleven tips come straight from Apple… (and my comments italicized)

Apple’s New 3G iPhone battery life increasers:

  • Turn off 3G. Why buy the new iPhone WITH 3G then?
  • Minimize use of location services. Go back to using maps and telephone directories.
  • Fetch new data less frequently. Instead of surfing the web for 30 mins, try to make it just 15. You’ll save more battery.
  • Turn off push mail. You don’t really want to be notified of all email coming in. Oh wait, is that why you BOUGHT the iPhone… oh. Well, just turn it off – the battery lasts longer that way.
  • Auto-check fewer email accounts. Rearrange your whole incoming email scheme to include just 1 or 2 email accounts and then you’ll have more battery! Never mind that you have 3 companies and 16 email accounts you need to keep separate.
  • Minimize use of third-party applications. Don’t visit our apps stores because apps drain batteries. You want longer battery life, right?
  • Turn off Wi-Fi.
  • Turn off Bluetooth
  • Use Airplane Mode in low- or no-coverage areas
  • Adjust brightness
  • Turn off EQ

What the hell is left?

Basically, Apple is saying, ‘Don’t use the iPhone because we’re too damn dumb to listen to what every mobile phone user has been saying for over a decade about every mobile phone that was ever made…”


Can you do that?

You can give me GPS so I know where I am in the middle of a desert. You can give me broadband WIFI access invisibly through the air and yet you can’t make the battery in my phone another 2.34 square inches larger so I can use it for a week taking liberal advantage of all the outrageously priced features I PAID FOR.

You know?

What IS this game?

I’ll buy an Apple iPhone when their CEO and all officers of the corp. pull their fat heads out of their sphincters.

Here Apple is basically telling you that you don’t need all the features you just paid for in their iPhone.

If you want to save battery buy one of these phones – they have none of the advanced features of the iPhone – but they’ve got battery life to spare…



Author: Vern

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