Does the new firmware update improve battery live for video???

Discussion in 'iPod' started by abeyk, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. abeyk macrumors regular

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    I'm just wondering if there is an improvement to the 5G battery life for video, i've heard some say it does :confused:
     
  2. dwishbone macrumors regular

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    the 5G seems to have a little better battery life now on everything. for example i usually listen to my iPod all day at work and at the end of the day i am usually at the very least half to a quarter on the battery life. ever since the update its been at about 3/4 to half at the end of the day. video seems to play back a bit better and the battery does seems to last a little longer on the video. i wouldnt say its "ZOMG teh battery is l337" now...but it is a little better. if i had to guess on video it adds about 15-20 minutes from my early tests. ive heard others say they have gotten almost an hour extra time, but i find that a bit hard to believe. maybe i should try it.
     
  3. sanford macrumors 65816

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    If they get an hour extra time that's the same improvement as the new 30GB models. Music playback on the new 30GBs is supposed to be the same as the originals -- 14 hours.

    I quit paying attention to the battery life on my 5G. I was one of the "iPod battery obsessives" since the very first model and I just had to change my life.
     
  4. Dino451 macrumors 6502

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    I tested it the day the 1.2 software came out and noticed a extra 1 hour and 20 min more just playing videos( a total of 3H 20 Min est.) Just the day before the upgrade I happened to notice my battery only lasted a little over 2 hours. So there is a improvement. But no official word from Apple so it could be my imagination.:)
     
  5. abeyk thread starter macrumors regular

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    happy to hear
     

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