Apple Lied About 24hr Battery iPod Life!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Djmx, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Djmx macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    1st they siad there was 2 batteries in the iPhone. I just got off the phone wit a tech. and they said that in order to have the ipod working 24 is to have the "Airplane Mode" on. that means no calls, internet, nothing. i left my ipod on.. and it died on me 5hrs later. Can you guys test yours and tell how many battery life you have for the iPod? Bluetooth was Off.. so was Wifi.. please Post Soon.
  2. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    i used wifi on all the time
    and ipod about 12 hours
    surfing the net on edge
    taking pictures
    looking up weather
    playing with the calculator
    im guessing i can do 24
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Is this on your first charge cycle, or did you charge it from the halfway charge it came with and then do the test, or has it been run down more than once over the weekend? I mean, Apple lying about battery life would hardly be a new thing :p but 5 vs. 24 seems off....
  4. Djmx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    well it drained all the way last nite so right now i'm charging it all the i'm guessing it's 1 Full Cycle right now...last one was i charged it half way till it full.. maybe this time it will work.. i will test it post soon..
  5. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Not to be off topic but that brings up an interesting question.

    Should we run the battery down the first time in order to "calibrate" it ?
  6. Djmx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    maybe.. i am doing a full Cycle right now... it was dead asked me to pull it to the A/C not computer! haha
  7. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Who said it?

    Drunk frat boy like podcast hosts said that and you believed them why?

    I used mine a LOT and it lasted 1 day with web, movies and email galore.
  8. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    well the thing was
    my battery never ran out after all that i did in 8 hours
    had about half left
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Out of curiosity, where did you hear this?

  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    first, apple never said the iphone would have two batteries. those were just part of all the rumors leading to macworld. second, hardly any product will see any real life battery performance be that of the rated battery life. overall, I think the iphone's battery life is excellent.
  11. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    since we know they are almost as accurate as apple's PR!
  12. Djmx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    Okay Answr This: Have any of you Drained the battery n Charge it then..? how did u guys charge the battery..? now mine says Usage 9hrs 37Mins. it's still charging but yea.. please post. I thought i heard it in the MacWorld 2007 steve said and i heard it around the internet n stuff.. guess it was wrong..
  13. Djmx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    Okay So far it says Usage:10hrs 15mins - It never said that b4 it always use to say 3hrs. even when it was full.. i'll update when it's Fully charge and see what happens...
  14. mrowl macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2007
    Texas, USA
    they didn't lie about anything...

    before you write a forum title, think about it.
  15. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    Yeah I always cringe when I see thread titles that say others lied in them. :(
  16. Djmx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    ok This is really weird my usuaged chagnd to 16mins.. and now it disappered.. IS THIS NORMAL...? What is going on..???
  17. Sprockets macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2007
    UT, USA
    Isn't the Usage indicating how long you've been using the phone? I don't believe it's a countdown, which it sounds like you're looking at it as. I could be reading this wrong.
  18. Sprockets macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2007
    UT, USA
    It resets after a full charge.

    I just looked at my Usage and "Usage" is about 3 hours and "Standby" is about 4. I take that to mean that I took it off the charging dock about 7 hours ago.

    Did you take yours off the charger 16 minutes ago? I can't think of why it would "disappear" though.
  19. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    apple didnt lie... you can get 24hours out of your ipod.. maybe not your iphone tho :p
  20. dashiel macrumors 6502a

    Nov 12, 2003
    read their site

    specifically regarding the 24 hour apple state:

    Audio playback: Up to 24 hours.

    that's a pretty damn fair test if you ask me.
  21. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Remember that if you have the phone piece turned on, the iPhone will use battery just to stay in touch with the tower even if you're not using it to talk to anyone...

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