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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:37 PM   #76
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When signal was poor on iOS5x it didn't seem to be a problem.

Typically I'd be down to @50% after 18 hours.

Now I'm down to 7% after 12 hours.
I'm in the same place, doing the same routine, receiving / making roughly the same calls.

EVERYONE I know who upgraded to iOS6 with their existing hardware has a similar problem.

So it may not be a problem specifically with iPhone 5.


Apple: please release an iOS update ASAP! OR let us roll back!

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:38 PM   #77
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while this story might seem obvious to some, the relationship between weak signals (particularly with 3g) and battery life is not widely known by most (i)phone users. my sister is still plagued with terrible battery life on iphone 4s but when i ask her how she saves battery, she tells me she turns off the wifi and bluetooth. this is probably the worst thing one can do to save power unless they are never near any wifi. even a weak wifi connection will use hardly any battery power vs. a decent 3g connection.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:40 PM   #78
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yeah this battery is a joke!!! Worse battery life on any iphone I've every had! No wya apples numbers are accurate!
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:40 PM   #79
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And then the iPhone 5S will have its own set of problems, and you'll be waiting for the iPhone 6.
Guess I'll just have to go to Android.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:42 PM   #80
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lol what is LTE? i'm getting 2 bars of edge at my parents place if i'm lucky cannot wait to go back to uni and the real world soon
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It's another term for 4G, unless I'm wrong on that. Extra speed for internet use. I don't have an iphone 5, but I'm planning on getting the 5S next year. Is talking on 4G clearer than talking on 3G?
I have to laugh, as a Brit. Is this one American not getting the sarcasm of another American? Maybe I'm just old...

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:43 PM   #81
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Move along everyone, nothing new to see here......
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:44 PM   #82
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I get horrible signal on my Verizon 4S, so much that the battery will drain 5% in one hour with no usage. It's so bad that I leave it on airplane mode while at home and just use my AT&T 3GS.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:45 PM   #83
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This is nothing new folks. All cell phones have this issue. I don't understand the big deal.
Probably the problem is that all cell phone makers put biger batteries on their cell to make it last longer,while apple on the other hand makes the iphone 1.8mm thinner and keeps the same battery on,is it so hard to put a battery that will last for 12 hours?nope why didn't they do it?because they were unable to make the phone lighter while others can and did in even bigger phones.
Oh right the other phones are made from cheap plastic i forgot .
Btw i wonder why they say the iphone has anodized aluminum when its clear it doesn't,unless....naaah they can't be that stupid.

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Move along everyone, nothing new to see here......
Yup nothing new to see here is just another bludder from apple.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:48 PM   #84
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Yup nothing new to see here is just another bludder from apple.
No blunder at all. This is perfectly normal and has been a problem for every cell phone for as long as I can remember.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:48 PM   #85
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Guess I'll just have to go to Android.
The battery issues, simultaneous voice/data issue and the scuffing issues are keeping me from going out and getting it.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:49 PM   #86
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This is my first iPhone, and I'm really satisfied with my battery life. Albeit I'm on WiFi most of the time, I managed 12 hours on and off. LTE somewhat degrades my battery life, but it is by no means bad. Props to Apple.
exactly what im thinking. idk what "real numbers" their talking about but i literally have to TRY to kill my phone for it to die at the end of the day.
Battery life is wayyyyy better then any previous iphone ive owned
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Btw i wonder why they say the iphone has anodized aluminum when its clear it doesn't
Apparently you haven't seen the new iPhone.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:49 PM   #88
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The battery issues, simultaneous voice/data issue and the scuffing issues are keeping me from going out and getting it.

There are no battery issues. If you need proof, I can share with you my usage screen caps from my 4S and 5.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:50 PM   #90
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This is why Apple MUST have a removal battery in the 5S.

..just kidding. My iPhone 5's battery life is slightly better than my 4.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:50 PM   #91
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over the weekend, my ip5 would barely last through the day. after a few full cycle conditioning charges, it now lasts about 1.5 days (w/ almost everything switched on)...
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:51 PM   #92
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They should've kept the 4S thickness and increased the battery size instead.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:53 PM   #93
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I get horrible signal on my Verizon 4S, so much that the battery will drain 5% in one hour with no usage. It's so bad that I leave it on airplane mode while at home and just use my AT&T 3GS.
Usually it's the other way around. I too have had better luck with AT&T in my home.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:55 PM   #94
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iPhone 5 has terrible battery life.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:56 PM   #95
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This is nothing new folks. All cell phones have this issue. I don't understand the big deal.
This. I've noticed this ever since I first owned a cell phone.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:58 PM   #96
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No blunder at all. This is perfectly normal and has been a problem for every cell phone for as long as I can remember.
For me it is a blunder when you have a solution and don't follow it just to make the phone lighter and thinner,form over fuction?
You sould check out how long other phones last now days,they improving while apple is in stall waters(did i wrote that right?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:59 PM   #97
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Guess I'll just have to go to Android.
I'm sure they have their own set of problems.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:01 PM   #98
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For me it is a blunder when you have a solution and don't follow it just to make the phone lighter and thinner,form over fuction?
You sould check out how long other phones last now days,they improving while apple is in stall waters(did i wrote that right?
Solution to what? I don't have a battery issue. Outside of a Droid with a crappy screen, I don't know of any phones lasting much longer. My co-workers with S IIIs are getting worse battery life than me.

Edit: let's see if this works, here's a link to a shared photostream with my 4S and 5 usage. Notice how much more I used the 5.

https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A2JtdOXmJf3x1b
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:02 PM   #99
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Apparently you haven't seen the new iPhone.
No i guess i haven't
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 04:04 PM   #100
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Then I find your statement about annodized aluminum confusing.
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