View Poll Results: For better or for worse?

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  • Battery life will be significantly better

    13 31.71%
  • Battery life will be better, but not that significantly

    17 41.46%
  • Battery life will be just enough for the upgraded hardware

    8 19.51%
  • Battery life will be the same

    2 4.88%
  • Battery life will be worse w/ the hardware upgrades

    1 2.44%
  • Battery life will be significantly worse w/ the hardware upgrades

    0 0%
  1. Duvi's Avatar
    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?

    POLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    03-30-2010 02:44 AM
  2. mth785's Avatar
    Where is the option for I'm not worried about the battery?
    03-30-2010 05:58 AM
  3. Speedv1's Avatar
    You can never have too much battery..
    03-30-2010 09:39 AM
  4. only1jonarius's Avatar
    so true that is
    03-30-2010 02:11 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    i hope they keep it right where it is....

    i've spent way too much on:

    3 car chargers
    2 travel chargers
    2 dock chargers
    4 USB cables

    need to keep putting them to good use

    thanks Apple
    03-30-2010 03:29 PM
  6. Duvi's Avatar
    Where is the option for I'm not worried about the battery?
    I'm not worried, but I still have a thought that it will probably be significantly better. I'm actually good with heavy usage and I'm always around a charging cable.

    You can never have too much battery..
    Agreed.

    i hope they keep it right where it is....

    i've spent way too much on:

    3 car chargers
    2 travel chargers
    2 dock chargers
    4 USB cables

    need to keep putting them to good use

    thanks Apple
    haha... all mine have been "borrowed permanently" by friends and family... i'm down to one usb cable and two AC chargers (cable not included).
    03-31-2010 12:35 PM
  7. BriDroid's Avatar
    In addition to more battery, it will need more cowbell.
    03-31-2010 12:38 PM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    If the leaks hold true... looks like my prediction will be very close to true, if not fully.
    04-20-2010 12:52 AM
  9. PhxBlue's Avatar
    16% larger battery plus more efficient power usage in their new internals most likely will spell out better battery life, in my opinion.
    04-20-2010 01:11 AM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    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 01:38 AM
  11. Speedv1's Avatar
    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 01:39 AM
  12. Jellotime91's Avatar
    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.
    Nah, history repeats itself with Apple!

    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 02:08 AM
  13. ghostface147's Avatar
    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 09:34 AM
  14. JustinHorn's Avatar
    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 09:55 AM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    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.
    Size means a lot when it comes to batteries, and the new battery is 16% larger. That means much MORE than 16% more efficient. Not to mention it's of a higher grade and efficiency regardless of its size. Apple always upgrades to more efficient parts as well (processor, ram, graphics) with each generation as well. I think the battery life will be quite good on the new model.
    04-20-2010 02:27 PM
  16. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Size means a lot when it comes to batteries, and the new battery is 16% larger. That means much MORE than 16% more efficient. Not to mention it's of a higher grade and efficiency regardless of its size. Apple always upgrades to more efficient parts as well (processor, ram, graphics) with each generation as well. I think the battery life will be quite good on the new model.
    Not sure about your idea of a 16% larger battery gives you more than a 16% boost in battery performance...not saying you're wrong, but would love if you had some boring technical paper for me to read.

    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 03:04 PM
  17. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    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 05:42 PM
  18. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Exactly. Battery life increases with each generation and apple ALWAYS touts it as a major point of the presentation.
    04-20-2010 06:45 PM
  19. ghostface147's Avatar
    I don't consider an extra hour of 3G talk time anything awesome. If they gain 4 hours, then I'll be impressed.
    04-20-2010 07:04 PM
  20. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I don't consider an extra hour of 3G talk time anything awesome. If they gain 4 hours, then I'll be impressed.
    Exactly my point
    04-20-2010 07:15 PM
  21. Duvi's Avatar
    Honestly, one hour of 3G talk is a lot. One hour of 2G talk isn't.

    So if I get 2 hours more 3G talk time, that's significant for me.
    04-20-2010 08:03 PM
  22. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Exactly my point
    That's kind of impossible. You people are asking for Apple to make the future happen now. The iPhone is better than most smartphones when measured by 3G talk time! What do you want?

    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!

    Duvi

    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 08:06 PM.
    04-20-2010 08:04 PM
  23. ghostface147's Avatar
    My phone bill is the same as everyone else who uses unlimited on verizon or AT&T. Also, since when is Apple ever right about battery time? Maybe an iPod, but not a laptop or phone.
    04-20-2010 09:20 PM
  24. Jellotime91's Avatar
    My phone bill is the same as everyone else who uses unlimited on verizon or AT&T. Also, since when is Apple ever right about battery time? Maybe an iPod, but not a laptop or phone.
    Uh, actually Apple's spot-on with their 3G estimates. Not to mention their Laptop estimates have been surprisingly accurate (and their MacBook batteries are the best in the biz at that size), not to mention they estimated 10 hours for the iPad and many people are getting 11 or 12 hours.

    Not to mention not to mention not to mention.
    Last edited by Jellotime91; 04-20-2010 at 09:48 PM.
    04-20-2010 09:36 PM
  25. JustinHorn's Avatar
    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 10:04 AM.
    04-20-2010 11:40 PM
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