View Poll Results: For better or for worse?
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Battery life will be significantly better
Battery life will be better, but not that significantly
Battery life will be just enough for the upgraded hardware
Battery life will be the same
Battery life will be worse w/ the hardware upgrades
Battery life will be significantly worse w/ the hardware upgrades
A+ upgrade = A+ battery life?
I'm not sure why, but I'm really thinking that they may have improved on battery life.
I honestly don't have an issue with the iPhone & battery, but I'd really like to have the brightness up and have it last 12 hours on heavy usage.
Steve/Apple didn't want to do multitasking due to the battery, but for Jobs to have an A+ upgrade, battery had to be on the list.
How many think the battery will be highly improved? Not only better, but significantly better?
- 03-30-2010, 04:58 AM #2
- 03-30-2010, 08:39 AM #3
- 03-30-2010, 01:11 PM #4
- 03-30-2010, 02:29 PM #5
- 03-31-2010, 11:38 AM #7
- 04-20-2010, 12:11 AM #9
- 04-20-2010, 12:38 AM #10
Yep. Battery life will be significantly better, but people seem to forget battery is significantly better each year!
I admit with my 3G the battery wasn't very satisfactory, but the 3GS has never failed me! I think that's a big difference.
Also I keep saying it but the reason people think iPhones do not have good battery life is because the iPhone is so fun to play with!
- 04-20-2010, 12:39 AM #11
I think we'll have to wait until release as remember this thing will be running a faster processor and more pixels (both generally result in battery loss, it just depends how efficient each are - specifically the processor). Even with this ~16% increase in battery capacity it could be more than 16% more the battery hog lol. Just my 2 cents.
- 04-20-2010, 01:08 AM #12
They increased the battery life with the 3GS while giving it a faster processor, more RAM, new graphics chip, etc.
The new processor wouldn't be put in the iPhone if it wasn't just as efficient if not MORE efficient than the 3GS's processor. Apple just would never sacrefice battery life for unneeded speed (3GS is quite speedy already).
- 04-20-2010, 08:34 AM #13
Battery technology is so far behind anything else electronic. The wishful thinkers who want 16 hours of heavy use on one charge are dreaming. The 3rd rock from the sun only has so many elements that can be used for battery technologies. With more and more features being packed, one of them possibly being a .2" increase in screen real estate, battery life can only stay the same or marginally increase. Until scientists find new elements that can produce a lot of energy for about the same price as current technologies, massive battery life increases are simply not scientifically possible.
That's one reason why electric cars can't drive for hundreds of miles and take a long time to recharge. Battery life sucks.
- 04-20-2010, 08:55 AM #14
I think it will be better, but significantly is another story. For me 15-20% longer would be great, but wouldn't consider it significant. I think it would need to be a game changer. It would allow you to use your phone in different ways.
I don't think this will happen until they include a new battery technology into the phone, not just making the battery bigger.
- 04-20-2010, 01:27 PM #15
- 04-20-2010, 02:04 PM #16
It's not true that the parts are always more efficient or use less power. The iPhone 3GS 3G usage time is identical to iPhone 3G. Also, a processor could be more efficient, but more powerful taking the same power as the previous generation.
But we only have to wait like 3 months to find out!
- 04-20-2010, 04:42 PM #17
ofcourse it will have better battery, when has Apple released a upgrade product in the past 5 years and did not boast about bettery battery. Battery life improvments is always one of Apples bullet points in regards to an every upgrade.
- 04-20-2010, 05:45 PM #18
- 04-20-2010, 06:04 PM #19
- 04-20-2010, 06:15 PM #20
- 04-20-2010, 07:04 PM #22
Some people are impossible to please. It's impossible for Apple to make such a huge improvement with the progression of technology. Maybe you guys can get a special extended battery that makes your iPhone the side of an iPad, and then you'll be happy.
Tips for saving battery: put it down for five ****ing seconds. When you use it constantly, obviously the battery will drain, just like ANY other phone!
Exactly. You seem the be one of the only people who understands me sometimes.
3G talk time is a good way to measure battery capacity because it's basically the quickest way to drain your battery. Are you guys really going to talk for 9 hours on 3G in one charge? I'd hate to see your phone bill, and your ears must be swollen... P.S. I'll send you a card in the hospital when you get brain cancer in 2 years. O_O
Last edited by Jellotime91; 04-20-2010 at 07:06 PM.
- 04-20-2010, 08:20 PM #23
- 04-20-2010, 08:36 PM #24
Not to mention not to mention not to mention.
Last edited by Jellotime91; 04-20-2010 at 08:48 PM.
- 04-20-2010, 10:40 PM #25
I'd like to make it clear that I'm not unhappy with the talk time and I don't ( ooops, mean DO) think it will improve. What I'm saying is the word "significantly" would mean a big change. Like the change from going to nicad battery to NiMH to Lithium ion.
Once we go to "whatever's next" this will be the significant, game changing battery life. Imagine how much different you could use your phone if it could be hammered for 20 hours non stop before it died.
Last edited by Justin; 04-21-2010 at 09:04 AM.