Sep 27

iLounge created an lengthy review of the iPhone 5, and performed an analysis on its battery life. They said “Battery performance too often falls below Apple’s best case estimates, particularly for cellular calling and data.” They did a view test whille using, cellular data, Wi-Fi data, voice calling, FaceTime calling, video recording, video playback and audio playback and noted that the iPhone 5 is in the same general ballpark as its predecessor in terms of run time. » iPhone 5 Battery Life “Below Apple’s Best Case Estimates”

Nov 10

iOS 5.0.1 Software Update
Apple released iOS 5.0.1 which is supposted to fix the battery issieus some users are having with their iPhone 4S. “In addition to battery fixes, iOS 5.0.1 also enables multitasking gestures on the original iPad (go to Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures), fixes the Smart Cover security flaw, resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud and improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation”. » Apple Released iOS 5.0.1: Battery Life Improvement

Oct 28

One iPhone owner told the Guardian that Apple engineers “installed a monitoring program” on his iPhone to diagnose the source of the problem. “I then got a call from a senior [Apple] engineer who said he had read my post and was “reaching out” to users for data and admitted this was an issue (and that they are not close to finding a fix!) and asked lots of questions about my usage and then asked if he could install the file below and that he would call back the day after to retrieve the info. I extracted the file from my Mac after a sync and emailed it to him. He was incredibly helpful and apologetic in the typical Apple way!» Apple Engineers Contact iPhone 4S Users To Diagnose Battery Issues

Oct 18

battery iphone 4S
iLounge reviewed the iPhone 4S and noticed something important after a battery comparison test. In Apples official specifications, the company claims the iPhone 4S has an improved talk time but worse standby time as compared to the iPhone 4, iLounge tested this. “For tests with 3G Data, Audio Playback, Video Playback, and Video Recording, iLounge found that the iPhone 4S came in under the iPhone 4 battery life times. For Wi-Fi and FaceTime testing they found it to be similiar to the iPhone 4, and on Cellular Calls, they found the iPhone 4S slightly better.” The Graphic above is showing better details. » iPhone 4S Battery Life In Some Cases Worse Than iPhone 4

Nov 16

Apple continues promoting the new iPhone 4, Apple’s latest iPhone 4 commercial focuses on battery life. Ofcourse they also make a point of saying iPhone 4 is “the world’s thinnest smartphone”. In the beginning Apple was promoting the iPhone with the slogan “there is an app for that”, but since the competition is catching up on apps Apple decided to invest heavily in battery technology. You can check the commercial after the break. » Apple iPhone 4 Battery Commercial

Aug 30

New day new app in Cydia. Auto3G is a little tweak that makes it possible to double the lifetime of your iPhone battery, at least that’s what the developer of the tweak “Aaron Siri” claims. This small tweak automatically disables the 3G-connection when you lock your iPhone “it will stay connected with the 2G-connection”. When you unlock your device it will automatically reconnect with the 3G-connection. » Double Your Battery Life Thanks To Auto3G [jailbreak]

Jun 25

battery-logApple will make the iPhone Battery Logging-profile available for its customers who complain about the battery life of their device, according to information on the website of HardMac. The user installs the profile and after that all usage of the iPhone will be monitored over a specific amount of time. » Battery Life Logging