Would you sacrifice having a thinner iOS device to have more battery power?

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  1. belltree, Jul 3, 2014
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    Oh yes definitely. Not too thick but it doesn't have to be super thin
     
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    If the iPhone 5/5s was same thickness as the iPhone 4/4s, Apple could have crammed in a 2000mAH battery.
     
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    I'll take a fatter device for more battery...
     
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    My vote goes to "Thicker but with more battery time". :D
     
  6. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    I'm very happy with the current trade off - a thinner device with a highly efficient operating system that maximises battery life. So no.
     
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    Yes, but apples focus seems to be in the other direction.
     
  9. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I would give up battery to have a thinner device.
     
  10. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    yes defiantly prefer better battery then thinner. I put a outer box case on it so it being thing isn't even noticed.
     
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    YES YES and YES I can bo content with the depth of the 4S and have more battery life.
     
  12. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Definitely. The 4/4S was thing enough for me and the 5/5S definitely was. Keep the current thickness and add battery capacity.
     
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    Anything thinner than a 5/5S is too thin in my opinion, too difficult to pick up off a flat surface.
    In a larger handset (4.7" & 5.5"), there is a lot of scope to stick a bigger battery in. Apple will no doubt disregard this and minimise the available space with a thin unibody. They always seem to be happy with keeping battery runtime similar to the outgoing iPhone.
     
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    Too thin could be far worse than a little thick!
     
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    I'll take thicker, can't have too much battery!
     
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    hell yeah! Without a case my actual iPhone 5s would be too small for my hand, I would always drop it, so bigger is better! A longer lasting battery would be great when taking a lot of pictures
     
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    Wouldn't sacrifice, but if they could keep the same battery life in a thinner design, it wouldn't bother me.
     
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    I'm happy with the current thinness of the 5s. If they get thinner, considerably anyway, I hope they don't sacrifice any battery life. I easily make it through the day with plenty of battery life leftover, but that doesn't mean I want to have a thinner one and less power.
     
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    Is everyone ready? I'm going to say my thoughts... Don't shoot me. I know it's going to happen.

    Ok I would sacrifice battery life for a thinner phone :eek:. I know I know you already want to it off my head. I like battery life just as much as the next guy but all the rumors are pointing to a larger phone. I would like to keep my one hand useage. One way that helps with one had useage is thinner. I would love to have battery life too. I have had my phone die on me a ton of times. And I could carry a battery pack but I don't always remember to. That's my thoughts. I would just like to remind every one before you go all insane on me a rip me a new ass, we can all have are own opinions. We don't all need to have the same opinions.
     
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    Happy with the battery on my 5S. Do jot want a thinner phone as there are too many cases of bent phones as it is. Enough with the thin, make it larger and thick enough to have structural integrity for most to use and not worry about it bending.
     
  23. cynics, Jul 5, 2014
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    Would you sacrifice having a thinner iOS device to have more battery power?


    I respect your opinion and don't fault you on it.

    However I find thickness to not matter (at least for me) for one handed use.

    The way I hold my phone the bottom joint of my thumb already hovers 1 1/2" - 2" from the screen. Stretched the the farthest corner it's still 1/2" or so away. So adding an extra millimeter or so would be of no consequence for me to how I use the phone.

    I also noticed when using a lifeproof case which is relatively thin compared to an otterbox defender which is relatively thick makes little difference in one handed use. And actually the lifeproof was slightly harder to use because it was taller.

    That is just my experience and I understand other will vary but thickness (within reason) doesn't affect me. So I'd prefer the same or slightly thicker for something that does affect me, battery life.
     
  24. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    Well, I understand why Apple goes for thinner and thinner from a Designers point of view: It just looks super futuristic and nice and even more important: It makes thicker competitors look like ugly stone phones from the last decade. And I have to admit: When I had an iPod touch of the current generation and an iPhone 5(S) next to it in my hands, I really wanted the iPhone to be more like the iPod.

    I don't think Apple would design a Phone that doesn't even last a day, but I think they are taking a wrong usage for reference: An iPhone easily lasts a whole day, maybe even 2, but on moderate usage. But on heavy usage it dies faster than a polar bear in the desert... So I really would like Apple to push the battery to a point, where it lasts all day even if I'm in an low coverage area and watching movies or so. :cool:

    tl:dr : yes
     

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