how long do you think...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cobaltchroma, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. cobaltchroma macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2008
    it will take for the same batteries that are in the new MBP to make its way into the iPhone?
    it would greatly improve battery life.
  2. 36183 Guest

    Jun 24, 2004
    lets wait and see how much truth there is in the claims they are making about the MB first.
  3. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    I think they're too big to fit. :D
  4. cobaltchroma thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2008
    i thought about this, but then i watched the new battery vid on apples site and by the way he explains it, it seems they can make the new batteries very thin and in very customizable shapes.
  5. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    Hm .. I wonder if they're compatible technologies. I really have no idea.

    Maybe the MBP battery performs best in "burst situations" (idle, idle, PROCESSING, idle, idle), and maybe the iPhone needs more of a steady trickle?

    I really have no idea.
  6. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    While I was being facetious in my prior post, you're correct in that the newer technologies will allow for longer life and/or shape flexibility due to higher energy densities. I don't know about the new Apple ones as I haven't seen much of the coverage yet, but I did hear of some research being done a while back (at Stanford?) that promised significantly higher energy densities by growing little "nano whiskers" in the electrodes. This gives a much higher surface area on the electrodes. I don't recall their claims, but it was staggering. I think it was something along the lines of 30-40 hours of battery life per charge on a typical laptop.

    ETA: Google search of Stanford's new tech
  7. Masquerade macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2007
    i thing that iphone had already one battery that minimizes space.
  8. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    I can't remember the exact words, but the video seemed to suggest they were already making multiple shapes. Seeing as it's only for 1 design i.e. the 17 inch laptop, i'd imagine it'll roll in pretty quick.

    Worth rechecking the video to see what they said - was just around when they showed how they were produced. With the lead time of the machines, i'd imagine they would have got ready to roll it out to others, just as the unibody will roll out to the 17 inch laptop size as well.

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