A 3G On/Off Option for the New iPhone?

Posted by Jack Cook on May 11, 2008

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There was a post on Mac Rumors that a developer has activated an On/Off option that enables 3G speeds on the latest iPhone 2.0 Beta 5 distributed to developers.  Evidently the preference is hidden and will not work on current iPhones … so dig deep for that new iPhone that is coming …. but be aware that enabling the option will most likely dramatically increase power consumption.  I guess that is why there is the On/Off option so you can fall back to EDGE.  Too bad there is not a bigger battery or better still, a user replaceable battery.

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via iPhone Alley

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Jack spent 35 years teaching mathematics, worked as a Dean of Students, and completed his career as a Principal of a suburban school just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout his years in public education, the computer field has always sparked an interest in him.In his early years as a teacher, he became proficient with computers by teaching himself “BASIC” with an old HP card reader. Handheld computers soon became his passion where he eventually focused his attention on the HP iPAQ. Jack participates in several discussion groups and is currently serving as Senior Editor on Mobilitysite, serves as a moderator in the Microsoft Windows Phone forums and maintains his personal site, Experience Mobility. Jack brings to the mobile device community, news, events, and reviews that generate the same passion in handheld’s that he has had.

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  • MotionMind

    3G on the AT&T network actually seems to use less power than edge in passive mode, ie…exchange push email operations, weather updates. It is a bigger drain while surfing or streaming media for sure, but how much drain would you get from Edge while taking 2-10x as long to download the same data from the backlight alone while in use?

  • Menneisyys

    MotionMind, it’s true that bursty file transfers are more economical over 3+G, battery life-wise. Real-time streaming, however, isn’t – see my related articles & measurements if interested.

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