cinek

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how's the battery life with 5.1? is it worth upgrading yet?
 

bandofbrothers

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Trying to grasp the point of your thread.

If your a true developer and not just a hacker or purchaser of a licence then you'll know the ins and outs of battery capacities .

Also search is your friend !
 

M Quick

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Hehe, funny how a "developer" asks such a question...

I'm all in for that he only bought in because of getting access to the betas and nothing else really.. Or else this question wouldn't exist hehe..


Anyhow, merry christmas!
 

TjeuV

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Dec 14, 2011
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It's even more depressing or better, frustrating that even less and less people can answer to a topic. In stead there's more and more people replying with rants to the topic starter. Try 'n be friendly for once, it's Christmas people.
 

vitzr

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It's even more depressing or better, frustrating that even less and less people can answer to a topic. In stead there's more and more people replying with rants to the topic starter. Try 'n be friendly for once, it's Christmas people.

Well put. Far too many people seem to enjoy being rude & critical. Little do they realize how badly it reflects on them.

Cheers :)
 

tyua

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Come on guys, since when being a dev voids that clear and healthy principe to ask & talk before doing ?? If you hav the answer just say it, elsewhere avoid to pollute internet.
 

Photogdave

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how's the battery life with 5.1? is it worth upgrading yet?

Whats the diff in 5.1 I have 5.0.
No one here has it yet as far as I see.

But hows this
 

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Mosco

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Hehe, funny how a "developer" asks such a question...

I'm all in for that he only bought in because of getting access to the betas and nothing else really.. Or else this question wouldn't exist hehe..


Anyhow, merry christmas!

Well, as an actual developer employed by a company to develop iphone apps, I am not exactly sure I understand why his question isn't valid? Even though I have access to 5.1 betas, I still run 5.0.1 on my personal phone. We have another iphone running 5.1 betas, mine is running 5.0.1 and we have some ipod touches running various versions.

I don't use the iphone with 5.1 on any type of daily basis, and neither does the developer who uses uses it for development and testing (because he uses a Nexus S). And by that I mean that neither of us are using the phone in normal circumstances away from a powered computer connection.

So what is wrong with developer asking whether 5.1 has better battery life again (besides possible NDA issues)?
 

M Quick

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Well, as an actual developer employed by a company to develop iphone apps, I am not exactly sure I understand why his question isn't valid? Even though I have access to 5.1 betas, I still run 5.0.1 on my personal phone. We have another iphone running 5.1 betas, mine is running 5.0.1 and we have some ipod touches running various versions.

I don't use the iphone with 5.1 on any type of daily basis, and neither does the developer who uses uses it for development and testing (because he uses a Nexus S). And by that I mean that neither of us are using the phone in normal circumstances away from a powered computer connection.

So what is wrong with developer asking whether 5.1 has better battery life again (besides possible NDA issues)?

Did you read the second part of his question? I feel that you are not talking about a "developer" like him..
 

Mosco

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May 26, 2002
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Did you read the second part of his question? I feel that you are not talking about a "developer" like him..

"is it worth upgrading yet?" is a certainly valid question based on the first part. He may in fact not be a developer, but the two sentences he posted don't appear to me to indicate either way. They certainly don't deserve all these rude responses.
 

Davvido

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May 22, 2010
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My friend is a dev, he uses iOS 5.1 since it has came out and he said he doesn't see any difference at all.
 

Small White Car

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Well, as an actual developer employed by a company to develop iphone apps, I am not exactly sure I understand why his question isn't valid? Even though I have access to 5.1 betas, I still run 5.0.1 on my personal phone. We have another iphone running 5.1 betas, mine is running 5.0.1 and we have some ipod touches running various versions.

I don't use the iphone with 5.1 on any type of daily basis, and neither does the developer who uses uses it for development and testing (because he uses a Nexus S). And by that I mean that neither of us are using the phone in normal circumstances away from a powered computer connection.

So what is wrong with developer asking whether 5.1 has better battery life again (besides possible NDA issues)?

I think you answered it yourself.

You run the beta on your work phone because it's your job. You don't run betas on your own phone because that's a bad idea.

Sounds like good advice to me. So I can't figure out where the OP's question comes in. Is there an answer he'd get to this question that would make him NOT run the beta on his work phone? I can't think of one. Is there an answer that should convince him to run the beta on his personal phone? I can't think of one.

So it's not that the question is 'wrong,' it's just that I can see no way that the answer will change what he should do.

I guess 'pointless' is a better way to describe it.
 

Mosco

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May 26, 2002
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I think you answered it yourself.

You run the beta on your work phone because it's your job. You don't run betas on your own phone because that's a bad idea.

Sounds like good advice to me. So I can't figure out where the OP's question comes in. Is there an answer he'd get to this question that would make him NOT run the beta on his work phone? I can't think of one. Is there an answer that should convince him to run the beta on his personal phone? I can't think of one.

So it's not that the question is 'wrong,' it's just that I can see no way that the answer will change what he should do.

I guess 'pointless' is a better way to describe it.

I still disagree. I think if battery life was a big issue for me, and I knew that 5.1 helped a lot, I would probably be running 5.1 even if there were some bugs left in it.

So there is nothing "pointless" about wanting to know if battery life is better, because some people would take battery life over game center bugs and other stuff any day.
 

sbailey4

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Dec 5, 2011
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I think you answered it yourself.

You run the beta on your work phone because it's your job. You don't run betas on your own phone because that's a bad idea.

Sounds like good advice to me. So I can't figure out where the OP's question comes in. Is there an answer he'd get to this question that would make him NOT run the beta on his work phone? I can't think of one. Is there an answer that should convince him to run the beta on his personal phone? I can't think of one.

So it's not that the question is 'wrong,' it's just that I can see no way that the answer will change what he should do.

I guess 'pointless' is a better way to describe it.

My two cents, YES there is an answer that may make him not do it.
"No the battery is worse and I would wait until Beta 3 if I were you" perhaps could be a response. Or "Yes the battery is much better and we have seen no other real issues so you may want to test it out yourself" could be another response
 

Small White Car

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My two cents, YES there is an answer that may make him not do it.
"No the battery is worse and I would wait until Beta 3 if I were you" perhaps could be a response.

So in that case you'd suggest he stop testing his app against the newest version? As he's a developer that's basically telling him to stop doing his job.

Is 'worse battery life' a reason to risk his income? Sorry, but I consider that bad advice were anyone to give it to him.

Or "Yes the battery is much better and we have seen no other real issues so you may want to test it out yourself" could be another response

And back the other way that's still not a good enough reason to run the beta on his personal phone as we don't know what other problems the beta may still have.

I still stand by 'beta on your test phone' and 'not-beta on your personal phone' as the best advice for a developer. None of these answers would change that.
 
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