what is the first iphone's battery like?
any hints/tips on how to extend the life of the battery?
i was just on a train today and my ipod battery was going ape sh*t, going up and down and on and off.
just mae me wonder...
- 07-06-2008, 09:16 PM #2
go read on Apple and they have a disclaimer section on battery life. Basically, Lithium-Ion batteries (Li-Ion) used on all modern cell phones, laptops, iPods, etc. only have X number of cycles in them. This is just a limitation of current lithium ion battery technology, not some evil plot by Apple. Not offering consumers an easy user battery replacement option IS pathetic money grubbing on their part but that's another topic. Laptop batteries will typically go 12-24 months until they're shot depending how good the cells used are, etc. Li-Ion batteries will die over time, if you use them or not. Surprisingly, the optimum storage for them long term without use is around a 40% charge typically but that's hard to gauge so basically, just accept the fact that you're going to be buying new ones eventually and any Li-Ion battery you currently own WILL stop holding a charge at some point.
To get the most life out of them? Opinions vary but I just use them until they need to be charged, then do so. If I know I'm going to be away from a charger the next day, then I'll charge my current cell completely (BB 8310) and know that it'll go through the entire next day no matter how much I use it. Probably not that helpful but there it is.
- 07-06-2008, 09:53 PM #3
- 07-06-2008, 10:47 PM #4iPhone Newbie
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- 07-07-2008, 06:06 AM #7iPhone Newbie
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This are the differences between the 2G and 3G iPhones, including the battery life. You'll find some big changes related to the battery life for the 3G
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- 07-08-2008, 09:07 AM #13
I'd really like to hear from someone who carries a spare battery around in their pocket for "emergencies." I know I had one on the Samsung i500, my Blackjack, and then the Curve. I never remember having use it, mostly because the Treo taught me to charge every night (remember, the 600 was not user replaceable). Hopefully, given lithium ion polymer moldability, you can actually get more battery capacity in a small area than a preformed replaceable battery. I know I'd rather carry the charger than the spare. Besides, I've found external battery pack emergency chargers just as useful as any replaceable battery.
- 07-08-2008, 10:09 AM #14
- 07-08-2008, 10:30 AM #15iPhone Intermediate
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It definitely has cost benefits for Apple, but you could say it's for other reasons. There is the whole design aspect, then the potential damage/lost parts that can happen with removable parts, then the degradation of the brand to even supply replacement parts, and indefinitely supporting devices means less new products and stagnant development. Listen, Apple is probably the most intelligent company I've ever seen. Decisions are made from a macro-perspective where all things are taken into account. Is the bottom line important? Hell yeah! But it's also important for the consumers, in that money going to smart people equates to progress. Smart people create useful things much more than WE, the stupid people, do.
- 07-08-2008, 11:13 AM #16iPhone Newbie
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Battery life will purely depend on usage of the phone itself, as an example if you are in your home and using your wifi within the home the iPhone you will drain the battery much quicker than if you were using it on the 3G band. Another battery hog are the head phones a user will use with the iPhone, for instance if you are a DJ and using your huge hed phones with the iPhone you will not be listening long.
- 07-08-2008, 01:00 PM #17
- 07-08-2008, 01:34 PM #18
Originally Posted by dstrauss
We'll see if the iPhone can keep up. Supposedly the 3G has better battery life (in certain, EDGE-only situations). We'll see if iPhone is a convenience or a nuisance in my usage.
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