View Poll Results: iPhoe userrs how is YOUr battery?

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  • perfect I get the 8 hrs talk and 24 hrs music/video

    2 66.67%
  • Average - I get less than advertised but basically the same as any other pohone

    1 33.33%
  • terrible - I must have one o those faulty batteries/charging circuits!

    0 0%
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  1.    #1  
    Seems there may be a few - they're doding a survey so all iPhone users can go and participate:


    article: 2 out of 3 bad for Cell blog reviewers
    iPhone Battery Survey
  2. #2  
    I love that site for good info, but they have to realize that a poll like this is going to draw a skewed audience. If there are problems I hope Apple takes care of them quickly. I also hope these battery problems present themselves early as mine works perfectly, but i would hate for it to fail in 1yr+1day....
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
  3. #3  
    I hate the iPhone in principal but I have to come in defense here. Every single battery produced will have its own distinct charging cycle. There won't be a significant deviation. In the Radio Control car world, the pros have equipment to measure discharge/charge rates and people pay extra to get battery packs (mulitiple nicad or lithium) where the individual 1.5 volt cells are hand picked to match as a group for charge capacity. It is more critical in that world because they are used in series and you do not want any one cell to drain before another.
  4. #4  
    And all they had to do was make it replaceable and these issues go away...
  5. #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by mikec View Post
    And all they had to do was make it replaceable and these issues go away...
    Not at all. If the battery, or the charging mechanism is faulty then a replaceable battery isnt going to solve the problem. If there is nothing wrong with the batteries then you just have the original arguments for a replaceable battery, which are justified, they just don't apply to everyone.
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
  6. #6  
    interesting, and perhaps random. the first iPhone's (the one on the left) battery is the most dim or glows the least of the three. notice how the first word in the "slide to unlock" string is illuminated. the second phone's battery glows even more, and notice how "to" in the "slide to unlock" string is illuminated. finally, the third phone's battery is glowing indicating a full charge. notice how the third word "unlock" in the string of "slide to unlock" is illuminated. does the actual battery change its glow pattern as the "slide to unlock" string is illuminated?

    like i said, perhaps random, but worth a check!
    Blackberry Pearl (AT&T), Apple 3G iPhone,
    owned and used: Treo 750 (WM5, Cingular)
    T680 unlocked (T-Mo), T700wx, T700w, T650, T600
    ppc6600, i730, htc mogul, BB Bold, Curve
  7. #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by AnteL0pe View Post
    Not at all. If the battery, or the charging mechanism is faulty then a replaceable battery isnt going to solve the problem. If there is nothing wrong with the batteries then you just have the original arguments for a replaceable battery, which are justified, they just don't apply to everyone.
    I still would rather go into a store and have them swap my faulty battery than surrender my phone and wait for it to be replaced. Plus pay $25 for a loaner and have to wonder who's getting their giggles looking through my 7.5 gigs of home porn.

    We live in a small town
  8. #8  
    What's eerie is how close the poll results (out of 556 so far) mirror the "2 out of 3" of the report...

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  9. #9  
    would be interesting to see the results/findings from those of us actual owners here.

    lets do that, just for kicks of course!
    Blackberry Pearl (AT&T), Apple 3G iPhone,
    owned and used: Treo 750 (WM5, Cingular)
    T680 unlocked (T-Mo), T700wx, T700w, T650, T600
    ppc6600, i730, htc mogul, BB Bold, Curve
  10. #10  
    Antelope,

    You don't understand much about hardware.

    The battery is far more likely to fail than the charging mechanisms.

    Apple made a design mistake/tradeoff to the detriment of the user.

    Shave a couple mm off the thickness, and we will just deal with battery failure thru our $100 replacement plan.
  11. #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by sxtg View Post
    I still would rather go into a store and have them swap my faulty battery than surrender my phone and wait for it to be replaced.
    Agreed... though personally i'd rather not have the issue in the first place.

    Plus pay $25 for a loaner and have to wonder who's getting their giggles looking through my 7.5 gigs of home porn.

    We live in a small town
    <homer>Mmmm. mobile pr0n.......</homer>

    Quote Originally Posted by mikec View Post
    Antelope,

    You don't understand much about hardware.
    Mmmmm, ok..

    The battery is far more likely to fail than the charging mechanisms.
    agreed.

    Apple made a design mistake/tradeoff to the detriment of the user.
    How have you determined this? We have a survey with less than 1% of the total population reporting in a study that is skewed towards the reporting of failures. What does that really tell us? not much yet...
    Last edited by AnteL0pe; 07/13/2007 at 12:06 AM.
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
  12. #12  
    I'm ready to go to sleep soon and my battery is at 80%. I must be lucky
  13.    #13  
    Ok there's a poll - made it public so ppl who have stated they don't have iPhones can't vote

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