It #TurnsOut, Airplane Mode has a real good use: Battery life.
This morning at the Genius Bar, I was told that you can do well by yourself by using the Orange Slider. If you’re in a movie theater with minimal signal or any other similar situation, turn it on.
A phone can waste a lot of a charge trying repeatedly to get a signal. Or so they say. Battery life feels awful different in the bad way with where this iPhone 5’s on Verizon’s LTE network, comparing it to the 4 on AT&T’s 3G.
More experience to follow.