View Full Version : iTunes 7.0 Killing iBook Battery Life

Sep 14, 2006, 01:33 PM
Yes, iTunes 7 seems to be a great program, but I could have skipped it for 7.1.

Anyway, Ever since iTunes was upgraded the battery has been run down almost in half the time in playing iTunes 7.0. I mean, Abnormally fast and across three individual batteries. Of course it doesn't seem to matter if it's plugged in, but the fan will kick on eventually if left playing for a while now. Activity monitor isn't finding anything unusual.

Specs: iBook G4 1.33Ghz 12" Last Gen

Anyone else noticing similar problems?

Sep 14, 2006, 01:37 PM
No. I find that it consumes a slightly lesser amount of RAM, but my battery life is as with iTunes 6.

MacBook 2.0 GHz, White.
1 GB RAM - 60 GB HDD.

Sep 14, 2006, 01:45 PM
FWIW I'm skipping 7.0 on my iBook since it doesn't look like the new layout will work too well on 1024x768. Looks great on my iMac @1440x900 and my Dell @1280x1024.


Sep 25, 2006, 02:26 PM
I loaded on ITunes 7.0 on to my ibook g4 14" 1.33 GHz and ever since then the computer battery latest about 10mins and then is completely dead. I get that low battery warning about a minute after I unplug the powercord when the battery is at 100%. Is any one else having this?

Sep 25, 2006, 08:51 PM
Same here. (14" iBook) I booted iTunes 6.something or other from a CD, and the battery is fine again. It's probably a bug, hopefully an update will fix it.