iTunes 7.0 Killing iBook Battery Life

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Rowen, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2005
    Yes, iTunes 7 seems to be a great program, but I could have skipped it for 7.1.

    Anyway, Ever since iTunes was upgraded the battery has been run down almost in half the time in playing iTunes 7.0. I mean, Abnormally fast and across three individual batteries. Of course it doesn't seem to matter if it's plugged in, but the fan will kick on eventually if left playing for a while now. Activity monitor isn't finding anything unusual.

    Specs: iBook G4 1.33Ghz 12" Last Gen

    Anyone else noticing similar problems?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    No. I find that it consumes a slightly lesser amount of RAM, but my battery life is as with iTunes 6.

    MacBook 2.0 GHz, White.
    1 GB RAM - 60 GB HDD.
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    FWIW I'm skipping 7.0 on my iBook since it doesn't look like the new layout will work too well on 1024x768. Looks great on my iMac @1440x900 and my Dell @1280x1024.

  4. macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2002
    Itunes 7 Killing battery life

    I loaded on ITunes 7.0 on to my ibook g4 14" 1.33 GHz and ever since then the computer battery latest about 10mins and then is completely dead. I get that low battery warning about a minute after I unplug the powercord when the battery is at 100%. Is any one else having this?
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Same here. (14" iBook) I booted iTunes 6.something or other from a CD, and the battery is fine again. It's probably a bug, hopefully an update will fix it.

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