iPod Photo Battery Life: Initial Results

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by SiliconAddict, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    OK. So I haven't seen any specifics on iPod photo battery life. So I fingered I'd post my initial results. First thing I wanted to do , which I generally do whenever I get a new PDA is turn on the majority of the bells and whistles to see what the worst case scenario is. My first test last night consisted of the following setup:

    iPod photo 60GB:

    -Backlight set to always on.
    -Volume set to aprox 50%-60%
    -EQ turned off
    -All tracks played in 256 bit rate, 48kHz sample rate

    The iPod from start of play lasted 5 hours 35 minutes. Keeping in mind that this is with the backlight on. This evening, after seeing the Incredibles, :) I will do further tests with the backlight off, but so far the results are very encouraging. I would not be at all surprised to see greater then double the battery life with the backlight off.
  2. Inkmonkey macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2003
    Good work. How about testing it with a slide show on repeat. If that's even possible...
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    that backlight is going to cut the battery life WAAAAAAY down...

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