6 hours less battery life in 3rd gen iPT

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  1. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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  3. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When you select 8gb iPod it still shows 30 hours.. maybe they corrected an overenthusiastic overestimated 36 hours?

    Edit: remember the 8gb model didn't get a speed bump
     
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    The 8GB is using the previous gen slower processor.
     
  5. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, show it should still have 36 hours battery life
     
  6. EmeraldICE macrumors member

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    Oh, I didn't see that they changed the 8gb hours also.
    Hmmmm. They must be making it more accurate so they don't piss people off.
     
  7. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    IDK, This chart shows the 2G touch having an actual play time of 39:46

    [​IMG]

    *Courtesy iLounge.com
     
  8. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's iLounge, unofficial
     
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    They did actual field testing and proved the "official" specs to be under what was advertised. What you did was just picking at the straws.
     
  10. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Actually, in a number of things I've read you can get 40+ hours from the 2G. It also depends on the music file types you use; MP3 being less complex to decode than high-bitrate VBR AAC.
     
  11. Miko macrumors member

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    Wow.. i'd prefer those 6 hours of battery life back for sacrificing the un-necessary speed boost that was added.
     
  12. DocDoom macrumors regular

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    I noticed the same thing...but one other thing worth mentioning is that the Video Battery estimate is still the same. Maybe the 36 hour estimate for the previous iPod Touch was too much, so they reduced the estimate to meet with real time use?? Maybe..
     
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    Again, let's wait for benchmarks and RL tests before we make judgements.
     
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    Even still, if documented as such Apple will be able to say your battery is fine within tolerance and lowering that documented spec 6 hours means your iPod Touch battery is a POS.
     
  15. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Yes, but the battery life Apple has advertised for all iPod models has always been shorter than RL battery life. Check the other thread about this. So just like the 2G got 40 hours, the 2.5G might get 36, which isn't bad.
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That may be true for some but I know many on these boards that report otherwise.
     
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    Or maybe the 2.0 Software used less battery power...
     
  18. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    It's the chip. Energy pull is a hardware problem, unless something really weird is going on with the software.
     
  19. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Yup. Unless the newer chip used the same amount of power as the previous chip, then a better battery would have to be included to compensate for the increased power consumption.
     
  20. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Don't be ridiculous. Nobody will notice the difference anyway :p:rolleyes:.
     
  21. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just find it interesting that on exactly the same model/specs the battery life goes down 6 hours.
     
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    Not entirely. If the software is not efficient in turning down processor speed, or releasing memory that isn't needed, battery power can be equally effected by the software alone.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but the chips used in the iPod/iPhones aren't nearly as advanced as desktop intel chips, and are already quite power efficient.
     
  24. DocDoom macrumors regular

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    Wonder why the estimated battery life for watching videos is still the same on the 3g touch, and didn't decrease like the battery estimate for listening to music...battery life for videos is still 6 hours like the 2g touch...now why would the charge time for Listening to music decrease?? weird!
     
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    It probably did decrease, then they rounded up.
     

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