So, After the initial shenanigans surrounding my iPhone, I was ready to get down to just using the thing, and the first day, I was really surprised how often I did actually use it…and I don’t mean just playing with it because it was new. I mean it was remarkably useful.
My family and I took a small trip down to the town where we all grew up (population: 7,000 or so), and I am glad to report that even in the most rural of areas, I was able to connect to the Edge network, and use the Internet. Now, it seemed to me that the further into the rural areas I got, the slower Edge was…I’m not sure if that’s even how Edge works, and I could have been imagining things, but that’s how it appeared.
Still, I was able to look things up online, receive my email, and use Google maps – it was SLOW – but it worked.
This was the first complete charge for the battery, and I was mostly satisfied with the life of the charge. I was heavily using the web, watching video, listening to music, and making calls while demoing the iPhone to my various family members, and the battery hit the 20% mark at 6 hours 23 minutes.
Later that night, I was told by a guy working the window at a Whataburger that he quote: “hated me” because I was using the iPhone while waiting in line.
I think I’m going to be getting a lot of that.