Will iPod touch users get Push Notifications too?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iLoveMyApple, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. bkap16 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009
    for a price

    sure, if you're willing to pay the $9.95 for the upgrade. Same deal as for the 2.0 software. Anything that doesn't deal with the phone or Bluetooth should be included.
  2. rofljeff macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2008
    I don't get what exactly is the push notification. Someone explain please.
  3. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Push: Instead of your Touch checking for info on a periodic basis, an interupt will only activate the appropriate app when the data is sent (pushed) to your Touch.
  4. al1cre macrumors member

    May 31, 2008

    When connected to an Apple server, messages can be sent to the Touch that can indicate activity...even for apps that aren't running. For instance, a message can be sent indicating that your IM app (though closed) has activity directed to it. Apple considers it a compromise rather than allowing apps to truly run in the background.

    Apple took heat (fairly, IMO) for limiting functionality that prevents things like IM from running while you're doing something else. I've heard jailbreaking allows full background apps but I don't know first hand.

    This approach will reduce power consumption, but it is still a disappointment. The only way push is useful is when you're connected to a remote server. I can imagine all sorts of uses for having local apps in the background that don't require an internet connection but these are not possible with the current scheme..
  5. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    basically its exactly what the Mail app does now (alerting you when you have new e-mail even when the Mail app isn't opened) but for applications from the App Store. It can be used to alert you for different things (i.e. if you are chatting with someone on an IM app, you will get a notification if you get a new IM even when the app is closed.)
  6. marold280 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2008
    I heard that in the Q and A session. they asked whether the ipod touch had bluetooth. and aparently, 3.0 activates that mysterious bluetooth chip ...
  7. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    So much for being on topic; but yes, the chip Apple initially included for the Nike+ can be confirmed to be a bluetooth chip.

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