Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Ultimate Question Of Battery Life, The Universe And Everything


Yes, I'm an Apple Fan Boy.

Yes, I love Apple products.

Yes, I actually use them.

And this last statement is actually the source of my rant as for the last five years, I have been constantly obsessed with the battery life of my iPhone (from V1 to 3G to 3GS to 4 to 4S and finally iPhone 5). Each new iPhone with each new iOS iteration brought more features, less power consumption but more or less the same battery and in the end the same battery life.

What Apple failed to realize is that releasing a less power hungry chip doesn't compensate for the increase in use and functionality when coupled to the same battery.

All the talk about great battery life is just marketing BS to me. The iPhone has great battery life if you don't use it. But isn't the point of having a shiny iPhone to actually use it? What if you're heading to the airport after a long day of work (or actually a short day of work) and realize that your boarding pass stored in Passbook won't be available when you get to the airport because you don't have enough battery left?

Well, that's my life and the following picture is what I fear the most and yet see very often:









The average battery life I've been getting on my iPhone for the last four years is around 7-8 hours per charge because I use it a lot. And let me say it cleary: THIS IS NOT ENOUGH.

So, I'm stuck with only one option: carrying a Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo. It holds 6000mAh of battery goodness and therefore can charge an iPhone (or 2 at once) up to 4 times. It's great but, frankly, I really wish my iPhone were 40% thicker and had at least 3 times the battery life it currently has (4 times would make all my worries about battery life vanish and 42 times would actually answer the ultimate question of battery life, the universe and everything).

So, Apple: are you listening to your users?




3 comments:

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Cell Phone Store Locator said...

Apple products remain to be the most sought-after devices but in spite of the high-end technology these gadgets offer, it will really be important to look into the aspect that will affect mobile experience like the battery life. I am one of the many consumers who hope that the next product from the company will be able to offer longer power for better user-experience.

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