Double battery life 2017

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  1. Pelea, Aug 29, 2016
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    Pelea macrumors 6502

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    smartphone battery life will double starting in 2017 thanks to a new breakthrough in battery technology.

    do you guys think apple will add it to the 2017 iphone? or will they delay it till 2018 cause that's what apple always does (ex: macs, iphones, ipad mini etc)

    source: http://news.mit.edu/2016/lithium-metal-batteries-double-power-consumer-electronics-0817

    "SolidEnergy plans to bring the batteries to smartphones and wearables in early 2017, and to electric cars in 2018."
     
  2. dominiongamma macrumors 6502a

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    Where is this breakthrough? Sources ?
     
  3. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    Perpetual motion battery is coming on a nearby planet and it's only a matter of time before us earthlings get that technology from our alien overlords. The iPhone has been promised to be the first technology to use it after Steve Jobs struck a deal with Mr. GabuGabu on Oct 20, 1989 at an undisclosed location.

    Stay tuned...
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    If you say so...
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Every year we hear about a new breakthrough in battery tech. Unfortunately it never comes to fruition.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Cold fusion? Singularity? Warp drive?
     
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    yes, skip the 6SS and go for the 8
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If they are just preparing to commercialize it, and assuming they actually do it and it actually catches on, it seems it would still be some time before more of the electronics would shift to it. That's assuming they pull all of that off, and that some other technology doesn't catch on or gets pushed over it, either because it's better or just has more backing/deals behind it.
     
  9. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    Delay in 2018, there's already too many features planned for 2017.
     
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    Even though this technology seems somewhat promising, Apple is not one to just on the bandwagon first.
     
  11. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Unless the R&D guys are already involved with this fledgling company, including this tech in 2017 would be pretty tight from a development standpoint. Considerable testing and development would be required to integrate this. It's not as simple as you think.

    Love the comment in the article about how shrinking the batteries in the car by half the size and weight, yet the car will go the same distance. Umm. No. It'll go considerably further with several hundred pounds of weight removed. :)

    Damn...just had a thought. Ive will use this to make the phone even thinner. There goes 2-3 days of battery life. :(
    (and we'll all need fugly cases to keep our phones from folding in our pockets).
     
  12. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

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    No way a brand new technology goes to market that quick, especially in the shear numbers needed for cell phone manufacturing. It'll be years before anybody can produce the hundreds of millions needed just between Apple and Samsung alone. Any new tech is years away.
     
  13. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Not to mention Apple isn't going to use new tech that quickly before extensive testing including how these batteries perform over time. It will be years before this is in an iPhone if ever.
     
  14. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    mit claims it'll be ready EARLY 2017 for smartphones cars and other gadgets, so i see no reason why it would take "years". i'm assuming all high end phones (besides apple) will have this in their devices by next year, starting with the galaxy 8
     
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    There is so much that goes into integrating the technology in devices beyond the fact that it's available (supply chain, testing, safety, compliance etc). Maybe not years but definitely not right away in 2017 assuming it sees the light of day.
     
  16. Pelea thread starter macrumors 6502

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    if that's the case why would they say it'll be available early 2017 instead of saying "in the future" or "in the next few years"
     
  17. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    Yes battery may be available but not for use in devices until those companies sign off on it with respect to what I mentioned before.
     
  18. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    We'll see it two-years after 2017, since Apple releases everything two-years after everyone else. It makes sense though, iPhone 7 in 2016, iPhone 8 in 2017, iPhone 8s in 2018, and an iPhone 9 that looks almost exactly like the 8/8s (just like the 7 for the 6/6s) but will make up for it with the battery life improvement. NO WAY will Apple give us a redesigned iPhone with much better specs and much better battery life, all in 2017.

    2017 - major redesign, minor spec bumps
    2018 - same design, major spec bumps (4GB of RAM, etc.)
    2019 - minor redesign, minor spec bump, major battery life improvement

    They gotta spread-out that shiny-new design for as long as they can.
     
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    New tech seldom sees widespread adoption so quickly. This may seem promising, but I wouldn't bet on seeing it in many, if any, phones next year, even if it does live up to its theoretically double energy capacity, which it very well may not. That's the other thing about new tech, it doesn't always work as well in the real world as it does in a lab.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Apple releases things 2 years after everyone else? 3D Touch? TouchID? iPad?
     
  21. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Good points, two are from the "S" cycle. My counter-points come from the "regular" cycle: LTE and larger screens.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    True, the S cycle usually introduces some sort of a new feature (usually hardware related) in addition to spec bumps, while the numbered cycle usually is more focused on the design of the device and what might come related to it. But certainly various things introduced before others and not after (let alone 2 years after).
     
  23. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair TouchID is just biometric security using fingerprints, which Apple was not the first to adopt in a smartphone. They were the first to get it working with high reliability for most users though. Also, the iPad was hardly the first tablet on the market. Old windows tablets from ages past were terrible, nobody wanted them, then years later Apple saw an opportunity and jumped on it. Now tablets have become mainstream. To my knowledge 3D Touch is the first of its implementation in a smartphone. If Apple does adopt a technology years after others they usually do a stellar job at it, but overall I wouldn't say the iPhone is always 2 years behind other phones. Manufacturers put in new technology at different rates. What Apple may put in quickly (awesome biometric fingerprint scanner), others are a bit slower; what others may put in quickly (QHD displays or OLED), Apple is slower to adopt. There's always something missing from a phone, which another phone has. If only there could be one superphone...
     
  24. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is known for not giving what the customers want so no
     

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