Better battery life on 5s?

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  1. Pengapine macrumors member

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    Hi y'all,

    My 4s is on its last legs (wifi function is getting spotty, button greyed out 40% of the time), so I am in the same boat as many of folks who are debating upgrading to the 5 now or wait for the 5s.

    I am not necessary looking for 5s to have anything fancy (camera upgrade, etc.), but I would be interested to see if the 5s would have better battery life than the 5, but I haven't read anything that would support that. With a the new processor upgrade, has anyone heard anything to support longer battery life in the new 5s vs. the 5?

    Thanks!
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    It's all rumor and speculation now, and the only part leaks we've seen are the Home button cable and (I think it was) the vibrator. I'm sure they'll strive for better battery life.
     
  3. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    I would wait, but you might have to bite the bullet and go to Apple and give them $149 for a replacement phone, beats upgrading to the 5 when the 5S is right around the corner, unless you do not mind the 5, I have it, and it is good just wish the battery life was better, so I had to go out and spend $99 to get the Mophie Juicepak just to make it thru a day with personal and work email, web browsing, so app use and I get 100 emails a day for work, so it just cripples the battery, but ok other than that.
     
  4. BoostDeuce macrumors member

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    I get all day battery life out of my 5. I unplug it at about 6AM and when I go to bed at 9-10 its got 15 hours of standby with about 3 hours of usage and usually has above 50% battery
     
  5. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    How in the world would someone be able to provide you this information when it does not exist yet?!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Easy. The iPhone 5s (or whatever they call it) will have a better camera and battery life.
    The iPhone 6 will have same as above, but be a bit thinner.
    The 6s (or whatever they call it) will have a better camera and battery life.
    The iPhone 7 will have same as above, but be a bit thinner.
    The 7s (or whatever they call it) will have a better camera and battery life.
    The iPhone 8 will have same as above, but be a bit thinner.
    The 8s (or whatever they call it) will have a better camera and battery life.
    The iPhone 9 will have same as above, but be a bit thinner.
    The 9s (or whatever they call it) will have a better camera and battery life.
    The iPhone 10 will have same as above, but be a bit thinner.
    The 10s (or whatever they call it) will have a better camera and battery life.
    And so on....
     
  7. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    And iphone 11 will be badas# ultra thin phone/computer :D
     
  8. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Unless they make exponential leaps in battery technology (and somehow manage to keep it relatively inexpensive), don't expect better/ longer lasting batteries anytime soon.

    The days where you would only have to charge a phone once a week are long gone... and, even if it had the ability, I doubt Apple would want to bring those days back.

    Their only goal is to manage a full day (under typical usage) on a charge. Nothing more.

    Needless to say, if they found a way to make batteries 10X more powerful in the same space, they would likely just make the battery that much smaller and either use the empty space for something else, or make the next phone that much thinner.
     
  9. Davejprince, Apr 1, 2013
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    Looking at previous releases, the iPhone will be "much quicker etc." while remaining the amazing same batterylife'
     
  10. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    At least for me, the 4S was a regression in battery life from the 4.
     
  11. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

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    Battery life for me on the i5 has been as good or better than my iPhone 4.
     

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  12. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    All true, but making a phone more efficient will also increase battery life. As long as I can get a full day out of it I'm fine with that.
     
  13. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    That's because the 4s had more powerful components than the 4 but had the exact same battery. The 5 has much improved battery life over the 4S.
     
  14. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the 5S battery will probably be the exact same as the iPhone5. Many of you guys are always wanting and requesting thinner phones and the thinner that they get the battery gets has less capacity to run your phone. If the iPhone 5S has a larger screen and a larger body, then the battery will be bigger or the phone will have room for two batteries in it. However I think that the 5s is going to be exactly the same as the five, except for maybe a different processor, I heard that the sides and back will come in different colors like the iPod touch, and therefore I think your options are either to wait or get A 5. I am currently using the 5 and my battery life is really good. I am very happy with it.
     
  15. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    Ya my 5S battery rocks, it lasts three days with moderate use, LTE on. :cool:
     
  16. beMaC macrumors member

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    I honestly dont think there will be much of an upgrade from the iPhone 5 to the 5s, maybe better camera and quicker yes, but nothing dramatic. I think Apple are focused on improving their iOS which needs improved the most.
     
  17. jerryobr macrumors newbie

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    5S Release Time-frame?

    Hi. The quoted poster mentions that the 5S release is right around the corner. Is it due to be released before this Fall?

    Thanks.
     

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