Apple Now Testing High-Volume iPhone Push Notifications With AIM

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today invited a number of its iPhone OS 3.0 beta users to participate in a second high-volume test of Apple's Push Notifications system. This round of testing will use a developer preview of AOL's AIM instant messaging application and is scheduled to last for one week, leading up to the public launch of iPhone OS 3.0.
    Apple previously tested its Push Notifications system using a developer version of AP News.

    Push Notifications will be deployed as part of iPhone OS 3.0 next week and serve as a substitute to allowing applications to run in the background on the iPhone, which Apple has determined would consume too much battery power to be practical. Push Notifications utilize external servers to alert users of updates, status changes, and other information for applications that are not currently running.

    Article Link: Apple Now Testing High-Volume iPhone Push Notifications With AIM
  2. JDee macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2008
  3. swb1192 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    I am glad they are do a couple tests of this. They may run another one next week.
  6. redrox5 macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
    This is working great for me. I really hope everything goes as smoothly as it should next Wednesday. I fear, however that not all the apps will be updated properly and whatnot...
  7. Stargaze macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2008
    exciting to see that Push is finally a reality
  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    So if you disable push for an application does that mean you will appear offline in AIM for example? Or do they have a logout button?
  9. Peel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    Let's hope the launch of push notification to the masses goes smoother than the launch of mobile me did. Looks like Apple has learned their lesson and is doing proper testing this time they launch a server intensive service.
  10. leandromp macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
  11. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    You can enter the code on a iPhone running the 3.0 GM seed to download the App.

    EDIT: No you can't. It downloads but quits at the end of installing saying you need to connect to a PC. Bugger.
  12. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    Apple is finally living up to their expectations thanks to their competitors, but makes me happy none the less.

    Palm go to rest!
  13. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    You can change how long until you are logged out.
  14. pbkiller macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Puerto Rico
    I cant wait for Push notifications! Finally after so long, but Apple really needs to figure out a way for letting us know WITHOUT the annoying popup badge! I know it has the little number icon, i know it has the sound, but still is not good enough. The part where the time and the 3G signal service is always empty, Apple can use that! Sorry for the rant!!:D
  15. Luigi193 macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007

    I didn't get an invite either, and I'm a registered dev... That's sad!
  16. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

    Aug 22, 2007
    I dont think that this testing is really as representative of what it will be like when 3.0 goes live to the public. Hence I can see the first few days / weeks being a bit rough until everything settles down.

    Hope I'm wrong and it goes brilliant but thats my gut feeling.
  17. dvkid macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2006
    Makes sense

    They start with AP: One message going to a lot of people.

    And move to AIM: Lots of unique messages going to individuals.

    Should be great when its all ready.
  18. Max E Verde macrumors regular

    Max E Verde

    Jan 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    +2 :mad: and I really want to test out push notification with an IM app
  19. dominoharvey macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009
    not working

    when i enter the code {code redacted} iTunes says "The code you entered is not recognized as a valid code." Am I doing something wrong?
  20. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    I'm very happy with Apple's approach the summer release this time around...
  21. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    You didn't type "{code redacted}" did you? Just asking.
  22. Bevz macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
    I'm a registered dev too, but I didn't actively take part in the AP testing, perhaps apple are only selecting devs who helped out with the AP testing? Just a thought. Be a shame though as I'd love to test this. I have 2 iPhones, both running OS3 so I recon I could test it pretty well! ;) fingers crossed they're just slow sending out the emails ;)
  23. Max E Verde macrumors regular

    Max E Verde

    Jan 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    I tested out the AP push notification, and did not receive an email to test this out yet. I am hoping they are just slowly sending out the emails too. I would think Apple wants to stress test the push notification system as much as possible
  24. vega07 macrumors 65816

    Aug 7, 2006
    does push dramatically reduce battery life? just like push yahoo mail?

    when I enable yahoo push, I notice a significant decrease in battery life.
  25. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Palm is screwed. I don't know about you, but I've heard next to nothing about the Pre since the day they announced an official launch date. Oh well.. lol. :p

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