Jun 192014
 

A website called mendmyi, which replaces batteries in iPhone 5’s, has discovered that your phone is not holding charge due to third-party charging cables. Continue reading »

Mar 242014
 

Apple is planning to have iPhone batteries manufactured on automated production lines starting this year, according to a DigiTimes report. This will reduce the company’s manpower demand. It has already automated production lines for its Mac Pro and iMac notes the report:

Apple has already automated its Mac Pro and iMac production lines. Other than materials and final assembly, manpower is not required for the rest of the manufacturing Continue reading »

Sep 262012
 

Apple claims that the new iPhone 5 offers up to 8 hours of talk time on 3G, up to 8 hours of internet use on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 10 hours of video playback, up to 40 hours of audio playback and finally up to 225 hours of standby time. Continue reading »

Sep 072011
 

Taiwanese Economic News reports that Apple has placed an order with Simplo Technology Co. and Dynapack International Technology Corp. for a thinner and lighter battery for the iPad 3.

If this is indeed true then it would mean than iPad 3 could be thinner and lighter than iPad 2 or as MacRumors points out could be making space for a thicker high-resolution retina display.

Taiwanese Economic news also reports that the new thinner and lighter battery for iPad 3 will be 30% more expensive. The battery is also supposed to offer longer service life and increased safety than the previous generation battery packs used in iPad 2. Continue reading »

May 122011
 

For humans, coming into contact with the third rail will likely void your personal lifetime warranty, but one accessory manufacturer hopes to apply a similar concept to your iPhone — in much smaller doses, of course. For $90, the Third Rail System includes an iPhone 4 Slim Case, which always surrounds your device, and a 1250 mAh Smart Battery that you can slide into place whenever you need a boost. The removable batteries can charge other devices over micro USB, and can be stacked up to four deep for charging multiple gadgets at once (at $60 a pop). It’s also designed to be compatible with future cases, negating the need to purchase another complete solution each time you upgrade your phone. We’d love to see a similar device that includes inductive charging as well, but for now, this is one of the most intuitive external battery solutions we’ve seen.

source Third Rail Mobility

Mar 232011
 

Couple of days back, Boy Genius Report reported that Apple is planning to release iOS 4.3.1 within one to two weeks to fix number of bugs and also fix the iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability.

BGR now reports that iOS 4.3.1 might also improve the battery life of the iOS device. It looks like some users have noticed significant decrease in battery life after upgrading to iOS 4.3.

BGR reports:

One of our Apple connects just installed the unreleased and unseen iOS 4.3.1 build on one of our iPhones, and we’ve been playing around with it for a couple days. We reported the changes from iOS 4.3 a few days back, and it really does look as if iOS 4.3.1 will simply fix bugs, hence the version numbering. Battery life seems a tad bit better, though that’s not scientific at all. Our source says we should continue to expect iOS 4.3.1 in the next 1-2 weeks, just as we previously reported.

Apple released Apple TV software update 4.2.1 (which is essentially iOS 4.3.1) to fix issues with flickering, waking from sleep and audio output so it seems likely that Apple will release a software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch shortly.

Have you seen a significant decrease in battery life after upgrading to iOS 4.3? Please let us know in the comments section below.

[via BGR]

Aug 112010
 

After two years of pushing and shoving by the Japanese government, Apple has finally relented, agreeing to replace those first generation iPod nano music players sold in Japan at risk of overheating. The player exchange goes beyond the battery replacement program already in effect for consumers concerned enough to complain directly to Apple. Continue reading »

Jun 012010
 

The parts of Apple’s next generation iPhone continue to surface.

Taiwanese site Apple.pro has just published new photos and information claiming to be battery and dock connector of iPhone 4G that Steve Jobs is expected to unveil at the WWDC 2010 next week.

Apple.pro has published the photo of next generation iPhone’s dock connector, which according to MacRumors “differ somewhat in appearance from the design used in the iPhone 3G and 3GS”.

Continue reading »

Mar 142010
 

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Apple has unveiled its policies relating to their iPad Battery Replacement Service.

Customers who purchase an iPad and realize that their iPad’s battery is dead can make use of this service.

However, unlike what the name suggests, Apple will replace the iPad with a completely new device and does not simply replace the battery.

This means that users may lose all their saved settings and contacts while requesting for a battery replacement. Apple explains:

“You will receive a replacement iPad that will not contain any of your personal data. Before you submit your iPad for service, it is important to sync your iPad with iTunes to back up your contacts, calendars, email account settings, bookmarks, apps, etc. Apple is not responsible for the loss of information when servicing your iPad.”
The iPad Battery Replacement Service comes at a cost of $99 with an additional $6.95 for shipping. The service does not cover devices that have their batteries damaged due to accident, liquid contact, disassembly, unauthorized service or unauthorized modifications.

Customers wishing to avail the service can contact the Apple technical support, local Apple retail store or authorized service providers. The entire replacement process is expected to take close to one week’s time.

We will have to wait for someone tear down the iPad when it’s available to find out why Apple has opted to go with this approach rather simply swapping a new battery in customer’s existing iPad. I also think Apple will send a refurbished iPad rather than a new iPad.

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts.

[Appe Website via MacRumors]

Mar 022010
 

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Apple
claims that iPhone 3GS offers up to 5 hours of talk time on 3G (12 hours on 2G), 5 hours of Internet use
(9 hours on Wi-Fi), 10 hours of video playback or 30 hours of audio playback and finally 300 hours of standby time.

However, you might have observed significantly lesser battery life based on your usage pattern.

Apple has some useful tips on how to extend battery life of iPhone and iPod Touch.

So if your biggest complaint about the iPhone is that you need to keep recharging it regularly then you will find this article useful.

Here are some of the tips to extend battery life of iPhone and iPod Touch:

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Heat can degrade performance of your iPhone’s battery. So it is important to keep the iPhone out of the sun or a hot car (including the glove box).
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Set auto-Lock interval (Settings > General > Auto-Lock) so that your iPhone will turn off more quickly after a period of inactivity.
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Apple has also provided some tips to optimize your iPhone settings to extend battery life:
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Use location services only when needed (Settings > General > Location Services).
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Turn off push notifications (Settings > Notifications)
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Fetch email or other data less frequently (Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data).
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Turn off push mail such when you don’t need it (Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and set Push to Off).
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If you rarely use Wi-Fi or in a area where there is no Wi-Fi coverage then turn it off (Settings > Wi-Fi).
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If you hardly use Bluetooth then turn off Bluetooth to save power (Settings > General > Bluetooth)
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Turn on Auto-Brightness to allow the screen to adjust its brightness based on current lighting conditions.
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Dimming the screen will also help in extending battery life.
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If you’re on the plane or in an area where there is no coverage then use Airplane mode to increase battery life (Settings > Airplane Mode).
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Turn off equalizer setting to song playback as it can decrease battery life (Settings > iPod > EQ).
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As you might have noticed, you can use the iPhone for a longer time to surf the internet on 2G (up to 12 hours) as compare to on 3G (up to 5 hours). So you can turn off 3G to extend battery life (Settings > General > Network and set Enable 3G to Off).
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You can improve battery life by minimizing the use of iPhone apps like games as they prevent the screen from dimming and iPhone apps that use location services.
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Apple advices users to update their iPhone with the latest iPhone OS.
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You should also use the iPhone regularly for proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery. In fact, Apple advices users to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).

The tips are useful especially when you’re travelling and need battery life on your iPhone or iPod Touch for a longer time, or when you’re running extremely low on battery and want to save power as much as possible for something important.

I hope you find these tips useful. If you have a tip that you want to share then feel free to tell us in the comments.

[via Apple]