1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Was there any mention as to how long the battery will last?
    09-21-2015 09:59 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    Was there any mention as to how long the battery will last?
    No one has that phone yet, so any information would be a guess.
    09-21-2015 10:01 PM
  3. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Apple stated at their conference the details and they're written on their website. How would it be a guess?
    09-21-2015 11:29 PM
  4. jdhooghe's Avatar
    09-22-2015 01:40 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Apple stated at their conference the details and they're written on their website. How would it be a guess?
    Apple didn't give any "details" about battery life during the conference...and the specs on the tech sheet were carried over from the previous model. It's a guess because nobody has any real world numbers to give on the new devices, which received a new battery with different specs from the 6/6 Plus...that's how.
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    09-22-2015 02:01 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    Apple stated at their conference the details and they're written on their website. How would it be a guess?
    No real world experience yet. It's all speculation until we see it in action.
    pantlesspenguin likes this.
    09-22-2015 02:04 PM
  7. chiratsu's Avatar
    its 5% smaller than the current iPhone 6 Plus.
    09-22-2015 05:11 PM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    its 5% smaller than the current iPhone 6 Plus.
    Which means what, exactly?
    09-22-2015 06:13 PM
  9. blwatson's Avatar
    Which means what, exactly?
    Nothing until we have some real world numbers
    09-22-2015 06:20 PM
  10. HankAZ's Avatar
    Nothing until we have some real world numbers
    Exactly. A slightly smaller physical battery can easily be offset by battery technology advances, tuning and efficiency in power usage/requirements.
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    09-22-2015 06:29 PM
  11. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Apple didn't give any "details" about battery life during the conference...and the specs on the tech sheet were carried over from the previous model. It's a guess because nobody has any real world numbers to give on the new devices, which received a new battery with different specs from the 6/6 Plus...that's how.
    Carried over from the previous model? It's listed under the 6S and 6S Plus specifications on their own site. What is a "guess" is person to person usage, yes. If that is what you all are referring to, then that can never be answered. What the man asked for was close to specifications, which are clearly stated on Apple's website, put up by Apple, the company that makes the device in question.

    I have to wonder, did anyone read what the OP originally asked? He asked if there was any "mention". There has been clear "mention" since the event. Why is there so much nitpicking going on?
    Last edited by SprSynJn; 09-22-2015 at 10:26 PM.
    09-22-2015 07:31 PM
  12. jdhooghe's Avatar
    OP, it is unclear what metric Apple uses to measure battery life. As you know, these devices are not perfectly identical physically so each has their own "battery life." Apple could be using the average of a sample of iphones pulled right off the assembly line and loaded with whatever software Apple uses to measure it. We honestly don't know. We do know that they have slightly smaller batteries but they could have increased the OS efficiency. What we do know is that this smaller battery has to do a whole lot more with the inclusion of force touch. Did Apple pull off some magic and made the OS even more efficient to offset the force touch, extra gig of ram and the decreased battery capacity? I hope so. To get a very rough idea, go watch the review videos that we have now but keep in mind those battery life tests are not controlled

    Sent from my smexy T-Mobile Note 5
    09-22-2015 08:19 PM
  13. Raptor007's Avatar
    The issue with quoted battery life is no one can offer you an exact number on how your phones battery will work or last. Cell signal, what apps are running, are you playing games etc. Far too many variables to calculate. The one thing to keep in mind is you can more rapidly charge your iPhone by using the iPad charging cube or get a battery case.
    09-22-2015 09:52 PM
  14. swarlos's Avatar
    Carried over from the previous model? It's listed under the 6S and 6S Plus specifications on their own site. What is a "guess" is person to person usage, yes. If that is what you all are referring to, then that can never be answered. What the man asked for was close to specifications, which are clearly stated on Apple's website, put up by Apple, the company that makes the device in question.

    I have to wonder, did anyone read what the OP originally asked? He asked if there was any "mention". There has been clear "mention" since the event. Why is there so much nitpicking going on?
    There is so much "nitpicking" going on cause around this time of year it never fails that so many pointless threads get created without any type of research or things like this where battery life is what Apple markets and there's no clear cut way to answer the OPs question.

    Now I'm just waiting for the flood of threads to come in on Friday.

    'Regret 6S purchase'
    '3D touch is super lame'
    'Going back to Android'

    Blah blah. So sorry for 'nitpicking'.


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    09-23-2015 01:06 AM
  15. SprSynJn's Avatar
    You and others overreacting to one individual asking whether or not information was released by the maker of the iPhone regarding it's specifications is YOUR problem, not his or anyone else's.
    09-23-2015 01:11 AM
  16. swarlos's Avatar
    No one has that phone yet, so any information would be a guess.
    Apple didn't give any "details" about battery life during the conference...and the specs on the tech sheet were carried over from the previous model. It's a guess because nobody has any real world numbers to give on the new devices, which received a new battery with different specs from the 6/6 Plus...that's how.
    No real world experience yet. It's all speculation until we see it in action.
    Carried over from the previous model? It's listed under the 6S and 6S Plus specifications on their own site. What is a "guess" is person to person usage, yes. If that is what you all are referring to, then that can never be answered. What the man asked for was close to specifications, which are clearly stated on Apple's website, put up by Apple, the company that makes the device in question.

    I have to wonder, did anyone read what the OP originally asked? He asked if there was any "mention". There has been clear "mention" since the event. Why is there so much nitpicking going on?
    The issue with quoted battery life is no one can offer you an exact number on how your phones battery will work or last. Cell signal, what apps are running, are you playing games etc. Far too many variables to calculate. The one thing to keep in mind is you can more rapidly charge your iPhone by using the iPad charging cube or get a battery case.
    Yeah I don't see how any of these post are nitpicking I think you are overreacting to those of us that are answering the OPs question the only way we can right now.


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    09-23-2015 01:16 AM
  17. SprSynJn's Avatar
    A simple referral to the specs that Apple posted on their website would have sufficed. Comments like the above only deter from people asking questions on here looking for help. It draws them away from the purpose of this forum. I started here because there are many on here that offer help and guidance. Had I been answered in the manner above instead of what should have been said, I'm not sure I would have continued coming here. There seem to be quite a few replies where the elites here would rather people only ask the right questions. That's all I'm saying.
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    09-23-2015 01:30 AM
  18. swarlos's Avatar
    A simple referral to the specs that Apple posted on their website would have sufficed. Comments like the above only deter from people asking questions on here looking for help. It draws them away from the purpose of this forum. I started here because there are many on here that offer help and guidance. Had I been answered in the manner above instead of what should have been said, I'm not sure I would have continued coming here. There seem to be quite a few replies where the elites here would rather people only ask the right questions. That's all I'm saying.
    Um what is the post that jdhooghe did then?! By your logic also the OP should have just gone to the Apple website to begin with instead of starting this thread. Man now I know how Sean feels LOL. I'm doing your job right now btw


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    09-23-2015 01:34 AM
  19. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Not a problem. Next time you or your buddy Sean start a thread asking a question that can be answered with a simple search, I'll make sure to point it out so you guys can understand. I'll also make sure to let every other poster on this forum know how to ask the "right" questions as to not waste people's time. That'll be right in line with how things are done around here. Thanks for the lesson professor.
    09-23-2015 01:40 AM
  20. swarlos's Avatar
    Not a problem. Next time you or your buddy Sean start a thread asking a question that can be answered with a simple search, I'll make sure to point it out so you guys can understand. I'll also make sure to let every other poster on this forum know how to ask the "right" questions as to not waste people's time. That'll be right in line with how things are done around here. Thanks for the lesson professor.
    Oh you're welcome but Sean and I have been a here a long time and I'd like to see the day when Sean or I do so. Class dismissed.


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    09-23-2015 01:43 AM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Carried over from the previous model? It's listed under the 6S and 6S Plus specifications on their own site. What is a "guess" is person to person usage, yes. If that is what you all are referring to, then that can never be answered. What the man asked for was close to specifications, which are clearly stated on Apple's website, put up by Apple, the company that makes the device in question.

    I have to wonder, did anyone read what the OP originally asked? He asked if there was any "mention". There has been clear "mention" since the event. Why is there so much nitpicking going on?
    I'm going to help you here since logic seems to be evading you for whatever reason...

    Here is the tech specs for the 6S/6S Plus Battery:

    How long is the 6s Plus battery life?-screen-shot-2015-09-23-1.22.35-am.png

    ...and here is the one from the 6/6 Plus Battery:

    How long is the 6s Plus battery life?-screen-shot-2015-09-23-1.24.40-am.png

    ...notice how they are mirrors of each other in terms of battery life. Now using the powers of simple observation, and given the information we know about the new iPhone, Apple changed the specs of the battery on the new device by making it slightly smaller and giving it less storage capacity (in layman's terms). Now logic would tell us that this would lead to LESS battery life if all things remained the same, but the new iPhone COULD run more efficiently (and most likely does), therefore requiring less power to do the same activities, and yielding the same or better battery life.

    Now reading your posts, I'm not sure if you have the ability to understand that not all users experience the same kinds of battery life averages...I thought this was a pretty elementary level piece of knowledge, but you know, you can never assume that around here...so to clarify, not every person is going to see the numbers listed on the spec sheet...in fact, the formula and method Apple uses to obtain those numbers is really not very relevant to most people's "real world" usage habits, so a more complete and legitimate battery life estimate comes AFTER release when people begin to report in what they're experiencing...from there you can better calculate how your own usages fall into the reports and how they compare and contrast, giving you a REAL WORLD consumption rate.

    At the end of the day...the OP asked how long the 6S Plus battery lasts (that was his question in the thread title), and given everything that was just broken down clearly for you above, giving him/her an answer to this right now before the device is released is as good as answering someone who asks what the weather is going to be like this weekend...sure, we have a forecast to go by that has a pretty good possibility of being accurate, but anyone who has taken even a slight glance at historic battery life estimates from the manufacturer vs. real world results after release will know they can be very consistently different.

    I mean if someone asks you how good the pictures are when taken with the 6S Plus, are you just going to report the megapixels and say "They are good, 12MP good." or are you going to wait until after the phone is released and people get a real world feel for how the camera performs?

    The only person overreacting in here is you. You are making this huge dramatic event out of people suggesting the OP wait until after the release to see real world battery life estimates. You don't like it? That's your problem...you feel the tech spec sheet info suffices? Post a link and carry on. Your issue with the content of the relevant posts in here is totally irrelevant to me (and I doubt I'm alone on that)...you're trying to pick a fight against a group of people who gave a real world answer to OP's question. You're overreacting AND looking for trouble. Why do this? Is it your intention to try and make this personal? Because it seems like that given you're the first one in here who strayed into that arena...again, why?
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    09-23-2015 01:46 AM
  22. swarlos's Avatar
    I'm going to help you here since logic seems to be evading you for whatever reason...

    Here is the tech specs for the 6S/6S Plus Battery:

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    ...and here is the one from the 6/6 Plus Battery:

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    ...notice how they are mirrors of each other in terms of battery life. Now using the powers of simple observation, and given the information we know about the new iPhone, Apple changed the specs of the battery on the new device by making it slightly smaller and giving it less storage capacity (in layman's terms). Now logic would tell us that this would lead to LESS battery life if all things remained the same, but the new iPhone COULD run more efficiently (and most likely does), therefore requiring less power to do the same activities, and yielding the same or better battery life.

    Now reading your posts, I'm not sure if you have the ability to understand that not all users experience the same kinds of battery life averages...I thought this was a pretty elementary level piece of knowledge, but you know, you can never assume that around here...so to clarify, not every person is going to see the numbers listed on the spec sheet...in fact, the formula and method Apple uses to obtain those numbers is really not very relevant to most people's "real world" usage habits, so a more complete and legitimate battery life estimate comes AFTER release when people begin to report in what they're experiencing...from there you can better calculate how your own usages fall into the reports and how they compare and contrast, giving you a REAL WORLD consumption rate.

    At the end of the day...the OP asked how long the 6S Plus battery lasts (that was his question in the thread title), and given everything that was just broken down clearly for you above, giving him/her an answer to this right now before the device is released is as good as answering someone who asks what the weather is going to be like this weekend...sure, we have a forecast to go by that has a pretty good possibility of being accurate, but anyone who has taken even a slight glance at historic battery life estimates from the manufacturer vs. real world results after release will know they can be very consistently different.

    I mean if someone asks you how good the pictures are when taken with the 6S Plus, are you just going to report the megapixels and say "They are good, 12MP good." or are you going to wait until after the phone is released and people get a real world feel for how the camera performs?

    The only person overreacting in here is you. You are making this huge dramatic event out of people suggesting the OP wait until after the release to see real world battery life estimates. You don't like it? That's your problem...you feel the tech spec sheet info suffices? Post a link and carry on. Your issue with the content of the relevant posts in here is totally irrelevant to me (and I doubt I'm alone on that)...you're trying to pick a fight against a group of people who gave a real world answer to OP's question. You're overreacting AND looking for trouble. Why do this? Is it your intention to try and make this personal? Because it seems like that given you're the first one in here who strayed into that arena...again, why?
    Ugh finally what took you so long?! I was getting tired.


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    09-23-2015 01:49 AM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Not a problem. Next time you or your buddy Sean start a thread asking a question that can be answered with a simple search, I'll make sure to point it out so you guys can understand. I'll also make sure to let every other poster on this forum know how to ask the "right" questions as to not waste people's time. That'll be right in line with how things are done around here. Thanks for the lesson professor.
    It's interesting to me that you've now tried to make this seem like people were jumping on the OP for asking the "wrong" question...when the responses before your temper tantrum were simply direct answers to the OP (and far more helpful than your advice to direct someone to a spec sheet...one that OP, for all we know, already looked at since it is so easily found).

    You derailed the thread and stirred the pot...and you're now badgering a few of us, accusing us of doing the same thing you did (only we didn't until you started kicking up dust). Nobody "jumped" on OP.

    You have a very strange/skewed sense of observation...again, it seems like you want a fight, when nothing but calm discussion was happening before you fired up your tantrum.
    09-23-2015 01:52 AM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Ugh finally what took you so long?! I was getting tired.


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    My apologies, I was taking a very nice crap. Interesting how that feels relevant to what this thread has devolved into.
    swarlos likes this.
    09-23-2015 01:53 AM
  25. taz323's Avatar
    This threads done.
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    09-23-2015 02:01 AM

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