So, the battery life will be about the same even with multi-tasking?

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  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    Or, how worse will the battery life be with the iPhone 4.0? Yes, it will depend on how much you do multi-tasking, etc. But, just in general?
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    "Minimal impact" would be my assumption. Less than full-blown multitasking, at least.
     
  3. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Maybe a little worse, since apps will have to save their state and that might use some battery writing to flash.
     
  4. gloss macrumors 601

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    And more background processes = more processor load = more battery consumed.

    It might not be all that much, but I imagine it's something.
     
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    Well they said it essentially freezes the app. It's like Windows Phone 7 multitasking, it's faux really. Battery life will probably suffer a little bit, but I doubt by much.
     
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  7. gloss macrumors 601

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    Honest to God, I don't see why people seem to have a problem with this.
     
  8. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

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    Also depends on the new hardware design, ie. chip, efficiency that may balance in the positive direction. So, we may gain hours hopefully.
     
  9. gloss macrumors 601

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    Well, I'm talking on the current 3GS.

    I'm already assuming they'll be using a similar battery in the new iPhone to the one they've got in the iPad, which should result in at least a 2x increase in battery life, assuming power consumption remains the same.
     
  10. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I doubt they can use the same battery as the iPad. The iPad has two batteries.
     
  11. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    Likely not an issue for me. Most of the time I am in a situation that I would be multitasking I have my iPhone plugged in.

    Mike
     
  12. gloss macrumors 601

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    But each one is about the size of the one in the iPhone, but with 2.5x the power capacity, for 5x total capacity.
     

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