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  1. #1
    David Moyer
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    "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > A friend of mine had the old iPhone for a year, and upgraded to the new
    > iPhone. He's had it for a week now, he's the last guy to complain about
    > anything, but wouldn't you know--after having the OLD iPhone, he says
    > the battery life on the new one sucks big time.
    >
    > In fact, he's thinking of returning it and going back to the old one.


    it's not the phone, it's 3G, which is exactly what SJ was referring to.
    your friend just needs to switch back to 2.5G and battery life will
    return to normal. it's in preferences.

    told ya! - SJ



    See More: iPhone 3g owners, need to tether now? Here's a simple Work-around




  2. #2
    Dennis Ferguson
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    Re: iPhone 3g owners, need to tether now? Here's a simple Work-around

    On 2008-07-19, David Moyer <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> A friend of mine had the old iPhone for a year, and upgraded to the new
    >> iPhone. He's had it for a week now, he's the last guy to complain about
    >> anything, but wouldn't you know--after having the OLD iPhone, he says
    >> the battery life on the new one sucks big time.
    >>
    >> In fact, he's thinking of returning it and going back to the old one.

    >
    > it's not the phone, it's 3G, which is exactly what SJ was referring to.
    > your friend just needs to switch back to 2.5G and battery life will
    > return to normal. it's in preferences.
    >
    > told ya! - SJ


    What I can't figure out is, if they knew 3G was a power problem
    why did they shrink the battery? I'd note the spec page says
    WiFi isn't much easier on the battery than 3G for Internet use
    (only 20% longer), and Edge is likely to be not too much better
    either since Edge usually causes the power amplifier to run
    really inefficiently.

    You are right, however, that if all you want to do is talk on
    the phone then sticking with GSM will maximize battery life.

    Dennis Ferguson



  3. #3
    Larry
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    Re: iPhone 3g owners, need to tether now? Here's a simple Work-around

    Dennis Ferguson <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > What I can't figure out is, if they knew 3G was a power problem
    > why did they shrink the battery?


    Watch the take apart videos closely. The bigger battery wouldn't fit in
    3G's bulging case. There isn't room for it.

    The bulging case has GPS antenna panel in it 2G didn't have.

    It's a packaging problem.



  4. #4
    Dennis Ferguson
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    Re: iPhone 3g owners, need to tether now? Here's a simple Work-around

    On 2008-07-21, Larry <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Dennis Ferguson <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >> What I can't figure out is, if they knew 3G was a power problem
    >> why did they shrink the battery?

    >
    > Watch the take apart videos closely. The bigger battery wouldn't fit in
    > 3G's bulging case. There isn't room for it.
    >
    > The bulging case has GPS antenna panel in it 2G didn't have.


    Not to mention the three power amplifiers (the TriQuint parts), one
    for each 3G band it supports. It is no wonder that smaller phones
    limit their 3G band coverage.

    It seems, however, that despite this the case of the new phone is
    actually slimmer than the old one. If they knew there were power
    problems a little extra bulge might have been appropriate.

    Dennis Ferguson



  5. #5
    Larry
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    Re: iPhone 3g owners, need to tether now? Here's a simple Work-around

    Dennis Ferguson <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > t seems, however, that despite this the case of the new phone is
    > actually slimmer than the old one. If they knew there were power
    > problems a little extra bulge might have been appropriate.
    >
    > Dennis Ferguson
    >
    >


    They did take that into account:

    http://www.tuaw.com/2008/07/17/iphon...ttery-options/

    http://richardsolo.com/index.asp?Pag...ROD&ProdID=264
    Looking at this one, I think if we added the ROKR Z6m sellphone + the Nokia
    Linux tablet (N800), this battery makes the iphoney combo BIGGER than my
    tablet and sellphone!

    Well, at least it's smaller than the boat battery in a wagon with a rope
    wrapped around your ass to tow it around....(c;




    I've been thinking about how cool this one would be to wear so I could
    recharge both the Linux tablet and ROKR sellphone simultaneously with the
    12V Cords and Y dongle walking around in the mall!
    http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=2357

    12VDC at 10 ampere hour will nearly crank a truck quickly....

    Add the movie light strip it was intended to power for videos and it solves
    that NO CAMERA FLASH problem iPhones are also saddled with. You can light
    up the whole street FOR HOURS!....

    You'd never run out of power during the 2 hour DivX movie!



  6. #6
    Larry
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    Re: iPhone 3g owners, need to tether now? Here's a simple Work-around

    Dennis Ferguson <dcfe[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > t seems, however, that despite this the case of the new phone is
    > actually slimmer than the old one. If they knew there were power
    > problems a little extra bulge might have been appropriate.
    >
    > Dennis Ferguson
    >
    >


    I found better! This one's Li-Polymer, much lighter, 84AH at 40A rate!

    This'll make it so you boys can recharge the 3G just ONCE a month!

    http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=4281



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