How would you feel if the iPhone 4G was thicker but had better battery life?

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  1. thermal macrumors regular

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    How would you feel if the next iPhone (4G) was thicker, but had better battery life?

    Would you be averse to any increase in thickness, or would you gladly give up the tapered sides for an increase in charge?
     
  2. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    wouldnt mind too much but as long as its not a brick!
     
  3. joshellis625 macrumors 6502

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    Well, looking at those "leaked" pics, it seems like it will house a bigger battery. The "iPhone 4" seems more square and brickish. It doesn't have the rounded edges like the current iPhones. Looks like a MBP.
     
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  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I just need the battery to last a full day. After that, thinness is preferred.
     
  7. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    I would GLADLY trade some thickness for a healthy increase in battery life. I have an otterbox on my phone right now, so what's a few more milimeters!!
     
  8. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    A full day with heavy use. I don't like comming home from work with a 60 % charge with 20 min of usage and 10 hrs standy.
     
  9. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I think the current iPhone is too thin. I also need a better battery.
     
  10. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    This
     
  11. Captain Planet macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't be surprised if this were to happen. And I hope it does...
     
  12. patdesignsinc macrumors regular

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    There is something seriously wrong with your iphones if you can't get a full day out of them. I would not be happy with a thicker phone. I can't live without my iphone but if they make them as heavy as a paper weight and big as a brick i will have to go another route.
     
  13. Lotus Esprit V8 macrumors regular

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    How about better battery technology to make it last longer rather than getting a bigger battery?
     
  14. JReynolds macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a good plan to me. I'd really like my iPhone to match my MacBook Pro and iPad... That nice unibody aluminum is pure :apple: sexyness
     
  15. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    With technology costs decreasing I expect the iPhone to have better battery life and stay the same size and smaller.
     
  16. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    All I want is better battery life. I don't care how they do it.
     
  18. ant131531 macrumors member

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    Agreed. I always thought that the iPhone was too thin.That's why i need a case to increase the bulk.
     
  19. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    I would be ok with a slightly thicker phone for more life. Although with my case on my current iPhone it's getting kinda thick alredy

    I think apple can keep the current thickness and get more life, be it shrink the logic board make more room for a better battery, or get a better capacity battery, with higher density. . Or a mix of both.
     
  20. gigapocket1 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm.. Can't believe none of u have said this... They found that iPhone prototype in a what??? 3G CASE!!! That means it's going to be the same size as the current iPhone theoretically...
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    agree. Absolutely would not give up thinness for improved battery life as my 3GS already lasts over a day easily.
     
  22. sherm41 macrumors member

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    as long as the trade off was reasonable...6-7 hours of use of my iphone now so i would welcome a longer lasting device at the cost a little size
     
  23. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    I would like to keep the thickness the same. The OS and components get less power hungry each generation it seems, so as long as they keep the size the same we should see a slight increase in battery life.
     
  24. Eso macrumors 68000

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    That's the Push Notification Service.
     
  25. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Honestly I got so tired of having to set and unset energy-saving preferences regarding Wifi, 3G, GPS etc. that I bought a Mophie Juice Pack Air. So I have already adopted a thicker iPhone with a longer battery life.

    I just wish Apple would provide user customizable settings profiles, preferably that can recognize one's location (work, home) by GPS, and perhaps create an iPhone model with a larger battery for extended use.
     

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