Tag Archive | "battery"

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display tops over 18 other notebooks in battery life tests

Monday, March 11, 2013

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Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display recently trounced 18 Windows 8 laptops and a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook in a series of tests meant to gauge which notebook sports the best battery life. The test was conducted by Which?, and the results clearly indicates that when it comes to battery performance, Apple’s notebook simply can’t […]

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OS X 10.8.2 brings battery life back from the dead

Monday, October 1, 2012

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Let’s take a break from the iPhone 5 for a quick second and focus on something equally as sexy – battery life comparisons across various OS X iterations. I know I know, it’s hard to sit still but trust me, it’s actually rather interesting. MacObserver conducted a few tests measuring battery life performance in OS […]

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Alleged iPhone 5 battery revealed

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Check out a purported photo of the iPhone 5 battery (on the right) compared to the iPhone 4S battery courtesy of ¬†the repair company iResQ. Key differences between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S battery: 1. The iPhone 5’s battery is slightly less than a half an inch taller than the iPhone 4S. The […]

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Upcoming release of OS X 10.8.1 should address battery life issues for Mac notebooks

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Following the release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, a growing number of Apple notebook users began taking to Apple’s support forums and complaining about a rather noticeable decrease in battery life. In some of the more extreme cases, users were reporting that battery life times were decreasing by almost half. Now Ars Technica is […]

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Revamped iPad 2 with 32nm A5 delivers stellar battery life – Report

Sunday, May 6, 2012

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Oh Apple, you sneaky devil. Word on the street is that when Apple released the new iPad and dropped the price of the iPad 2, they upgraded the processor from a 45nm A5 to a 32nm A5. The result, noticeably better battery life on the new iPad 2 (iPad 2,4 below) compared to the original. […]

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HTC confirms the astuteness of Apple’s 4G strategy

Monday, February 6, 2012

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With everyone clamoring for 4G, Apple has been happy to ride the 3G train and record breaking iPhone sales confirm that people prefer a solid user experience on 3G than a subpar one on 4G. Tim Cook famously said that Apple was hesitant to jump into the 4G pool due to battery concerns and bulky […]

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Apple working on iOS 5 updates; seeks to end battery life issues and add new Siri commands

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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The iOS 5.0.1 update Apple issued last week was primarily charged with alleviating the bevy of complaints concerning abnormally poor battery life on the iPhone 4S. Unfortunately, the update hasn’t proven to be a panacea for everyone as battery performance issues still persist. Still looking for a universal fix, the German-language Macerkopf reports that an […]

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Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 update

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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After releasing a few betas to developers in quick succession, Apple today finally released iOS 5.0.1 to the public. While a seemingly minuscule¬†would typically fly under the radar, this iOS update is particularly important in that it seeks to address widely reported battery problems that have affected a decent number of iPhone 4S users. In […]

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Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 to select end users with particularly bad battery life

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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After releasing the second beta of iOS 5.0.1 to developers last week, Apple yesterday began seeding iOS 5.0.1 to select users who have been complaining of terribly poor battery life. The users selected were referred for participation via their complaints to AppleCare. As you recall, some iPhone 4S users have seen their battery life drain […]

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Apple to fix iPhone 4S battery woes with upcoming software update

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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You know the battery performance issues that continue to plague a good number of iPhone 4S users? Well, Apple today issued a statement to All Things D confirming the existence of a few bugs along with plans to fix them in an impending iOS update. “A small number of customers have reported lower than expected […]

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“Time Zone” bug may be responsible for poor iPhone 4S battery performance

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Apple, more so than most companies, spends an inordinate amount of resources towards increasing a device’s battery life. From larger battery units to low power chips, Apple understands that a device, as incredible as it might be, is ultimately useless if the battery life proves to be more trouble than its worth.

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iPhone 5 battery prototypes surface

Monday, August 22, 2011

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With the iPhone 5 now largely expected to debut in early October, battery photos purporting to be from Apple’s next-gen iPhone are starting to emerge.

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