iPhone 5S could be very power efficient.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cod3rror, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Cod3rror macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    I wonder if Apple will use big.LITTLE configuration in the next iPhone.

    If they do, it could turn out to be very battery efficient, since the "LITTLE" core aka A7 uses very little power.

    And Apple will most likely not opt for a quad core configuration but rather a dual core again: 2x A15 - x2 A7. This would potentially mean an easy full day battery, even two days maybe, while being faster.
  2. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    Don't forget the IGZO display which is much more power efficient than current displays too. This is the first time I'm hearing of a more efficient processor, but if that's true the next iPhone might really come with dramatically improved battery life...
  3. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    I expect the new iPhone 5S to be running an Intel Haswell processor.
  4. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    Apple have never made any significant improvements to the real-life battery usage of their phones. Personally i'd prefer better battery life but Apple in all of their wisdom tend to keep it the same, prioritising keeping newer components energy efficient so they can make their phones smaller/or cram in new hardware features whilst keeping battery life ACCEPTABLE.
  5. buremarey macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2013
    I expect the new iPhone 5S to be running an Intel Haswell processor.[​IMG]
  6. ATaleOfFiction macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2007
    I expect the new iPhone 5S to be running an Intel Haswell processor.
  7. wxman2003 macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
    Nice to see one person with 3 different screen names posting the exact same thing. :rolleyes:
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 68030

    Oct 26, 2008
  9. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    I hope for an IGZO display, a big.LITTLE(quad-core in the big one), and a huge battery life. One which makes even the Razr Maxx shudder.

    Honestly, those are the things that would matter most. The rest should lie in software innovations
  10. ckorhonen macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2008
    I think thats more due to the rate of advancement in battery technology not being able to keep up with Moores Law.

    The basic chemistry of the batteries in todays iPhone is essentially the same as the first iPod's. There have been some advances in terms of miniaturization and cell configuration, but we are essentially in the same place - higher battery capacity requires bigger batteries.

    There are a few innovations on the horizon that should radically change this, but not sure if they are ready for consumer adoption just yet. I'd bet its an area of intense interest for Apple though.
  11. Cody3133 macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Only if they make the phone bigger to hold the bigger battery, which bigger is worse in apple's book
  12. tann macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    With rumors the iPad 5 is pushed back to October are they gonna release a radically updated processor on the iPhone first again?

    Since it is likely to be an 's' model I see the processor being updated, but it's weird to me how that'll be twice in a row the iPhone has got the 'better' processor first!

    Either way, expecting a big performance jump (again!) from this new iPhone!
  13. SAIRUS macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2008
    You honestly think Apple wants devices that last forever? Then you can't upgrade and buy a new one.
  14. nancyfromafrica macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    with 51 hours of runtime i think it is a decent power backup for a phone of its capabilities
  15. errant macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2012
    if they'd just figure out what it is about their Podcasts app that drains the battery on iOS 6, I'd by happy.

    but then that's just 1 of a dozen things about that apps that needs to be fixed to make me happy.
  16. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    Well i think that adding the IGZO display and the smaller more power efficient A7 chip from Apple will provide more room in the housing of the phone so I would say they could cram a 1700 mAh battery or so next time in the 5S for spectacular battery life lasting all day
  17. Cod3rror thread starter macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
  18. ritmomundo macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I expect the new iPhone 5S to be running an Intel Haswell processor.
  19. SoLongAndroid macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2013
    The Intel Haswell processor, I expect the Iphone 5S to be running it.
  20. AnorexicPig macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2012
    Winnipeg,Canada/New Delhi India
    I expect the Intell Haswell processor to be running iPhone 5S :D
  21. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    New iphone should be 12mm thick to accommodate a large 4000mah battery, a4 chip, 3.2" IGZO display and no LTE or 3G to conserve battery life.
  22. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    Lol wtf
  23. Firestrife macrumors member


    Aug 21, 2008
    Can I buy pot from you? o_o
  24. rezzo macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2006
    I expect the new iPhone 5S to be running an Intel Pentium III processor.
  25. Pakaku macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    I expect the new iPhone 5S to be running an Intel Xeon 12-core processor.

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