Apple puts earthquake warning system in Japan’s iOS 5 | Japanator.com

It seems that Apple has decided to put a neat feature in Japan’s version of iOS5!  While the poster says this will drain the battery down, I don’t think it would be nearly as bad as he is implying.  Of course, I don’t know exactly how the earthquake notification service actually works, but I suspect that it would function best as a Push notification.  When you think of it that way, almost all your Apps have some form of Push notice, so what’s one other app the accepts Push?  A live 3G connection to a website status would seem horribly taxing (and actually would drain your iDevice battery very quickly).  I guess the best question to ask if it does rely on Push is if their server can push out a million notifications in mere minutes?

Apple puts earthquake warning system in Japan’s iOS 5 | Japanator.com

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