Alright I need to know this now. I'm about to buy a 2G and I need a straight answer

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Mechanicus, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Mechanicus macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2008
    I'm planning on buying a 2G touch Saturday and I need to know how is the battery. I'm hearing reports that some people are getting like 3 hours of life combined (I realize screen brightness, wifi, etc. affect it). From what I've been searching around for it seems that most people are getting much lower than that is expected even factoring in wifi, video, etc. Is it seriously that bad? Also is this a firmware (I thought that Apple fixed a battery issue with the 2.0 update) or is it a hardware thing that apple will resolve with changing to a difference company/design, etc?
  2. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    I have an iPod Touch 2nd Gen:

    11 hours of video playback with everything off or on lowest setting (brightness, volume, Wi-Fi, EQ, ect.).

    4 hours of video playback if everything is on or on high (brightness, Wi-Fi, volume, ect).

    36-40 hours of music playback, if it's locked and everything in the settings is off/on low.

    12-16 hours of music playback if everything in the settings is on high.
  3. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    It'll last a lot longer if you don't play games. If you do, it drains it very quickly.
  4. mzd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2005
    yep, games and wifi drain the battery. lasts a long time if you just play music.
  5. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    dang, OP. Way to ask the question nicely. Makes me not want to answer..:rolleyes:
  6. 213rules macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    that's with wifi on (you can turn it off in settings)
  7. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    Yeah... I have the 2G iPod touch as well.

    Depending on the game, my battery last 2-5 hours.
    If I have wifi off, no music playing, and on the lowest brightness I can get it to last 3.5-7 hours.

    If I am just listening to music I can get it to last me a really long time... Say, 25 hours at least.
    If there is nothing else going on then like 30-40 hours.
    One time I fell asleep listening to my iPod with wifi on and at 25% brightness and it still had an 90% battery!!

    When web browsing and using other apps that require wifi it varies on the pages it has to load, signal strenght, and app.
    It will usually last a good 6 hours.
    If you don't have music playing and the brightness at 0 you may be able to get it to last 8 hours.
    I often stay up all night IMing my friends and I still have a battery with at least 60%
    Also, the battery may only last 4 hours if you have a low connection.

    I haven't really gotten a chance to test out the video.
    Well whenever I watch a movie I usually have 80% of my battery afterwards.

    You can find out a lot about the battery from a review iLounge gave.
    I would copy and paste the link but I am posting this from my iPod.
  8. JimmyDThing macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    I agree. Seriously, you're new to the forum and you're demanding answers... even just the title of the thread is rude.

    Don't demand, ask and people will answer if they know.
  9. allmIne macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Agreed. The title sounds like the end of the world is nigh. Relax, it's a bloody ipod, not armageddon.

    Next time, be nicer, then more of us will answer.
  10. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Unfortunately I have to agree with what they just said… your title sounds really aggressive. :eek:
    As if you assume everyone here would be lying to you and you therefore demand (never a good word) the Truth™.

    Maybe you're just a guy with trust issues.
  11. Mechanicus thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2008
    It was not meant in hostility. Don't look so far into it. I have been hearing conflicting information and I'm not about to drop $300 on something without having a sure idea what it is/capable of.

    Thank you to those that have responded, and to those shouting "play nice" stop being so sensitive.
  12. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    No offense, but what exactly does your $300 investment mean to those you're asking advice from? That's no excuse for rudeness.

    There's nothing "sensitive" about objecting to obnoxiously and self-importantly titled threads. Take it down a few notches.
  13. Mechanicus thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2008
    The point is I'm not being rude. Why this is such an issue I do not know. The others that posted a response apparently didn't have an issue with how I worded the title (Should I throw some flowers in there to make it nice?). It was never ascertained as a negative statement and should not have been taken as one. Again, stop looking so far into it. I asked a question and stated my limitations on the deadline in the title so I could get an answer hopefully before I bought the thing. Instead of getting answer I was looking for (though I thank those that did answer the question) I get half responses about how my thread title is negative and demanding. Did I ever say something like "Hey, Tell me this now" or "You guys are going to answer me on this question"? No. All I said is that "I need to know this now. I'm about to buy a 2G and I need a straight answer." Tell me how that is rude?
  14. archi17 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2008

    OK i will tell you how it sounds rude. Just reading your thread title made me dislike you to start with without even seeing your post. Then reading your other posts make me dislike you even more.

    First of all you say "alright i need to know this now" that sounds very demanding, you could have made it better by saying "I would like to know" or "does any body know..."

    Secondly you say "I'm about to get a 2G and i need a straight answer" this sounds like that everyone here has been telling you lies and stuffing you around. But We haven't.

    If you dont know that you are being rude than your awareness is poor. And you should go and learn to you sound to other people before coming back here and being aggressive to people that are only here to help.
  15. A N G E L macrumors member

    A N G E L

    Sep 20, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Yup, I agree.

    I don't have an iPod touch yet, but I'd gladly answer your question if I did have one, even though, I gotta say... your title and post does look rude.

    Especially the "I need a straight answer"... it gave me the impression that you were previously lied to or something and you were angry.

    And I'd like to think the others are not being insensitive, but are just letting you know what looks wrong in your thread.
  16. hotheadedjonny macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    Agreed with the other posters, you title sounds rude.

    It sounds like a demand, and as other people have said, if you don't see that as being rude, you must be a rather rude person without realising it yourself.
  17. darthmaynard macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    I've watched this post the past couple of days as I too, am interested in a Touch and like to hear what people think about it. This post is interesting to see how one is unable to see how their thoughts may be perceived altogether differently from their original intent. Mechanicus, if a lot of people are telling you that you sound rude, take the hint. Even if that's not what you meant, that's how people are hearing it. The forum is a wealth of information and insight, so you have to treat it with extra kindness if you expect to get anywhere. Be glad that folks have taken the time to answer. I've had request for advice that went unanswered despite being polite. Sometimes that's just the way it goes.
  18. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Exactly. Well put darthmaynard.

    Obviously, we are not required to answer you, OP. We do it for the benefit of the community, not because we are made to via some forceful demands.
  19. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2007
    Oh your going to fit in just fine around here...

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