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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:48 AM   #1
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Apple Boosts iPhone 5s Battery Capacity by 10%, iPhone 5c by 5% Over iPhone 5




At its media event earlier this week, Apple noted that it had increased the battery capacity of the iPhone 5c relative to the iPhone 5, and the company's tech specs show that users can expect longer for battery life on both the iPhone 5s and 5c for certain tasks.

In particular, both new iPhones offer up to 10 hours of talk time on 3G and the same 10 hours of LTE Internet use, up from 8 hours for both tasks on the iPhone 5. Standby time on the two new models has also increased to up to 250 hours compared to 225 hours on the iPhone 5.

Apple has not, however, revealed the exact battery capacity for the new iPhones, but AnandTech dug into the FCC documents and discovered that the iPhone 5c carries 5% higher battery capacity than the iPhone 5, while the iPhone 5s carries a 10% larger battery.
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While I'm somewhat skeptical sometimes of the accuracy of battery capacities as reported in FCC disclosures (which I noted about the battery size for the Nexus 5), these numbers seem credible given what I've heard, the statement Apple made during the keynote about the 5C battery size going up, and what I'd expect with some board re-layout for the 5S.
The iPhone 5s number reported in the FCC documents is close but not identical to what was seen on a leaked December 2012 prototype. The battery in that device was listed as 5.92 Whr, while the FCC documents report a capacity of 5.96 Whr.

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The documents report a capacity of 5.73 Whr for the iPhone 5c battery, which matches that seen in photos of the part posted by C Technology today.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 5c begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time tomorrow morning, with availability of both the iPhone 5s and 5c set for Friday, September 20. Apple is not offering pre-orders for the iPhone 5s.

Article Link: Apple Boosts iPhone 5s Battery Capacity by 10%, iPhone 5c by 5% Over iPhone 5
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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As Apple's stock drops 5%. What a coincidence.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:50 AM   #3
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that deserves a standing ovation LOL
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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Isn't that stunning???
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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hmmm. im wondering if even simpler tasks like 2d games and reading ibooks is even more improved due to a more efficient processor.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:55 AM   #6
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I was really hoping they would say "all day" battery life.

Guess that's coming in iPhone 6.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:55 AM   #7
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The use of three significant digits and the slight increase from sample batteries to final show the extent to which minor design tweaks really frees up space for more battery. Now give me a 2mm thicker option!
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:56 AM   #8
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From 8 hours of LTE web browsing to 10 hours without increasing the size of the phone is pretty darn impressive.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:57 AM   #9
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there goes the argument that the iPhone 5c has at least an improved battery life over the iphone 5, 5% is like nothing.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:57 AM   #10
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The A7 must be extremely power hungry. Which probably means it's superfast. Yay!!! I will definitely be staying up to order the 5S on the 20th.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:57 AM   #11
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wow talk about innovation!

does it have Thunderbolt now too
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:59 AM   #12
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I do not believe that.... If Apple says: It lasts 9 hours, the truth is it lasts 5 to 6 hours

Same with Laptops
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:00 AM   #13
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I think that 10% in the 5S is pretty good. It will be a noticible difference, if it is, in fact true.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:01 AM   #14
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I have to charge my iPhone 5 twice a day. 10% improve is not much, but anything helps.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:01 AM   #15
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Meh, nothing major. Motorola pushed their product's battery life to 24 hours.

This is definitely a feature Apple are holding out on, probably in order to glorify the iPhone 6 somehow when it comes out.
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Every little bit helps. Considering all the things the iPhone is capable of, being a pocket computer with multiple radios, it's amazing it gets the battery life it gets now.
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I do not believe that.... If Apple says: It lasts 9 hours, the truth is it lasts 5 to 6 hours

Same with Laptops
But that would be nothing new. We learned 2 decades ago to temper battery life claims with actual personal use. The iPad and probably the Haswell MacBook Air were probably the first 2 devices to really give people in normal use the "published" battery life.

As for the 5s and 5c, it still means it should be slightly better than the previous phone.
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No. Actually Apple is accurate/slightly conservative with its battery estimates. My iPhone 5 lasts for about 9 1/2 hours under heavy usage on LTE, while my 2013 MacBook Air usually lasts 13 hours.

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I do not believe that.... If Apple says: It lasts 9 hours, the truth is it lasts 5 to 6 hours

Same with Laptops
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:06 AM   #19
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10% increase huh, well that's quite an improvement.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:06 AM   #20
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So, now I'll get 3 hours 18 minutes of usage instead of just 3 hours? That's effing awesome!
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:06 AM   #21
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Apple is doing a pretty lousy job with iPhone battery life. It's been getting worse since iPhone 4, and I expect battery life to be even worse with iOS 7 and the A7. Its either a compromise of the small form factor, or else Apple is simply not doing a good job with battery chemistry.
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The A7 must be extremely power hungry. Which probably means it's superfast. Yay!!! I will definitely be staying up to order the 5S on the 20th.
I thought it was just the British who had a sense of irony

I hope that comment was tongue in cheek...

Erm...l. It was. Wasn't it?

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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:09 AM   #23
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No. Actually Apple is accurate/slightly conservative with its battery estimates. My iPhone 5 lasts for about 9 1/2 hours under heavy usage on LTE, while my 2013 MacBook Air usually lasts 13 hours.
I don't buy that, everyone I know with an iPhone 5, myself included, has lousy battery life. Before iOS 7 I got 5 hours of usage, after iOS 7 I get about 3-4 hours. Not only that, the battery bleeds out even when its asleep. This is true of everyone I know who has an iPhone 5.
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I have to charge my iPhone 5 twice a day. 10% improve is not much, but anything helps.
get a battery case, really improved the overall experience.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:11 AM   #25
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How many millions iPhone5 sold? Let's take 50.000.000

Let's think of an iPhone5 1 mm. thicker and 20 gr. heavier with better battery life

How many millions iPhone5 sold? The same 50.000.000, but with 49.999.999 happier customers

(minus 1 because there is always someone that has to say "that is enough for me")
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