“An undisclosed number of users who have posted on Apple’s discussion boards about poor battery life following the iPhone 3.1 software update are being contacted by AppleCare helpdesk with a hefty list of 11 follow-up questions,” Rene Ritchie reports for The iPhone Blog. “These questions focus primarily on the usual battery culprits, email (especially push), WiFi and Bluetooth, and App Store apps. Number 10, asking ‘When you notice a power drop, does it seem to be a legitimate power drop, or rather an issue with the battery icon indicator?’ is certainly interesting.”
Richie reports, “The note also contains an attachment which, when double-clicked, installs what looks like an unsigned profile, similar to what is provided (in signed form) by developers using Ad Hoc provisioning for beta testing. (We’re guessing there’s a reason for it not to be signed, but — note to Apple — signing would make us feel so much warmer and fuzzier about it). This profile enables Battery Life Logging on the iPhone.”
Richie reports, “”Once enabled, the iPhone will sync power logs back via iTunes, and they ask that those logs be sent back to Apple.”
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