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74705 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2011 12:21 PM by roaminggnome
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 8:44 AM (in response to MobileDev)So does this PROVE that PUSH drains battery life faster than FETCH?Dell, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 8:45 AM (in response to Zipidy)From the original post: "Sometimes Push will even ping more often. Fetch always pings at a certain interval that you set. Push's interval is dynamic and changes depending on network TCP/IP connection longevity. It can vary from every few minutes to well over half an hour."
So the answer to your question would be, once again, "it depends."MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 8:45 AM (in response to SourdoughJosh)
So the answer to your question would be, once again, "it depends."
The limiting factor is the smallest network timeout along the path from the phone to the server.
If nothing between you and the server will tear down a connection in less than, say, thirty minutes, then clearly Push will end up pinging the server less than a 15 minute Fetch and about on par with a 30 minute Fetch. And yet will get mail immediately. Win-win situation and Push will use less battery.
If something, anything, along the way times out an IP connection in less time (a firewall, a proxy, NAT, whatever), say in ten minutes... then Push must ping more often than a 15 minute Fetch.Touchscreen laptop and industrial handhelds, Other OS
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 12:21 PM (in response to MobileDev)Good explanation! That make sense.
Thanks MobileDev.powerbook g4, Mac OS X (10.5.1), airport express, iphone, ipod