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  • Study Finds iPhone Users Want More Power

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    "I... must... have... more... power!"

    It seems that legendary line from Star Trek can now be attributed to millions of Apple customers, too.

    Strategy Analytics is out with a new study - conveniently titled "Retaining and Attracting New Customers: Profiling the Apple iPhone User" - revealing that iPhone users want more power.

    Of all the ideal features Apple customers can envision for future updates to the iPhone, their low satisfaction with battery life far surpasses other concerns, like the quality of the device's camera, for example.

    From IT Wire:

    Strategy Analytics’ senior user experience analyst, Paul Brown, says part of the problem is the iPhone users’ higher use of battery-draining features than non-iPhone users.
    “iPhone owners use more features on a regular basis than non-iPhone owners, with two-thirds browsing the web and sending personal emails daily—features which will considerably drain battery life.”
    The study, which in some aspects in insightful, isn't really telling us anything we don't already know or haven't yet complained about in the last two years since the iPhone took the world by storm. If anything, since 2007, iPhone junkies like myself have become more vocal about their beef with concerns relating to some of the issues broached in this study. In fact, no longer are iPhone users just excited to have this cool new toy. We've now come to be so dependent on it - for work, play, and, in some cases, our livelihood - that we not only want better, we also demand better.

    In this regard, Kevin Nolan, VP at Strategy Analytics, hit the nail on the head, "Given the importance placed on features and style by existing iPhone owners, it is important for Apple to continue to provide innovative, compelling devices, while recognizing the need for improved battery strength."

    What else did the report find?
    • The typical iPhone owner is aged 25-44
    • Over 80% of iPhone owners also own an iPod
    • iPhone owners exhibit high brand loyalty
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Study Finds iPhone Users Want More Power started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 111 Comments
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      ^
      ^ haha, ive never actually seen that before

      Man please make a thread with a list of these unnecessary daemons to delete please! I am honestly struggling to believe that under normal use conditions you get 36 hours out of your 3GS. That's why i had to reply to your statement.

      To get those battery times we must be talking brighteness down, wifi off, 3g off, bluetooth off, killing processes + freeing memory every once in a while and keeping your phone locked 90% of the time. I cant see much watching slingbox or listening to last.fm with those battery times.....
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Here's the thread you're looking for
      Speed Up Your iPhone/iPod by Removing Launch Daemons
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Youre right, I am constantly clearing processes , my wifi is on but bluetooth, 3g, push are all off. I never watch video on my 3gs...

      And also...this is a first for me. My battery would never last longer than a few hours up until like 3 days ago when I had to restore my phone a few times.

      @Blkcadi- Thanks love
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Ahhh i knew about the language pack stuff but havent been around lately, missed that daemon post.

      I have found on the 3Gs that even with just push + 3g off and screen brightness low the battery lasts CONSIDERABLY longer, but still not 36 hours for me. I use my phone allot differently to you though i guess.

      Now i can see how its done i am happy Posts with statements like that just make me a bit curious, thanks for the help.
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Thanks buddy, people who know me on here know that I speak only the truth. I am not being sarcastic at all. After removing all the unnecessary daemons and many other files and having the brightness set very low, I have increased battery life substantially. No Juice pack, no lies. I am on my phone all day long.

      But thanks again reeko
      Hey man, can you tell us how to do what you have done?

      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      Here's the thread you're looking for
      Speed Up Your iPhone/iPod by Removing Launch Daemons
      Ahhh... thank you, please ignore my last post

      Language packs info is here

      [LIST] Language Packages to Delete on 3.0 :: Increased Performance
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      I love everything about my iphone except the stupid with a capital s battery design.
      Apple what is the problem of allowing us to change the battery, if you are a road warrior the" just plug in and charge" doesn't get it.
      Is this another one of those secret AT&T deals to keep us from using the network too much ?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Although I wouldn't mind longer battery life, I can;t say I am really every in a situation where I NEED to charge. By the end of a typical 8 hour day I am down between 30-40% battery, which includes anywhere from 3-45 minutes phone call, 1-2 hours web browsing, looking over email 10-20 times, maybe an hour of some game, and a handful of texts. Now obviously I don't do this EVERY day, and it can vary, but the only times I got below 20% I was using it almost non-stop. Are people really using their phones that much more than me? I feel like that already is a lot of use.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Poseidon went deep calling 3g a P.O.S it is a good phone, dnt go on like u div. Any got offered a 3gs for £50 by network. I know speeds r better but everyone still complains about battery!!!! Is it really that bad?

      Sorry i meant dont talk like an idiot!!!! Lol
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I need more power that is for sure! Its nothing for me to charge my phone several times a day here.... especially when others play games on it all day etc.. etc... I also talk about 4,000 or more minutes a month... I bought it to use it and I do... LOL but need more power!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Don't you hate the fact that whenever someone sees an iPhone they HAVE to play with it?
      I had to delete a lot of apps just because I got tired of people constantly playing with my phone.
    1. eaglesteve's Avatar
      eaglesteve -
      More power is a must but more importantly I want to be able to swap in spare battaries during the day. I normally require two to three full charge per day, so I like to carry two more slim battaries with me. That was what I did when using my HTC Touch HD, so would love to have the same swapping capabilities with iPhone.
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      its not apples fault, its the companies that produce batteries, there's a lack of study into new battery technology. batteries just can't catch up to the growing technology being put into smaller and smaller things. if anything, i want more speed, more speed and more power!
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      Quote Originally Posted by eaglesteve View Post
      More power is a must but more importantly I want to be able to swap in spare battaries during the day. I normally require two to three full charge per day, so I like to carry two more slim battaries with me. That was what I did when using my HTC Touch HD, so would love to have the same swapping capabilities with iPhone.
      Ya, thats not going to happen
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      its not apples fault, its the companies that produce batteries, there's a lack of study into new battery technology. batteries just can't catch up to the growing technology being put into smaller and smaller things. if anything, i want more speed, more speed and more power!
      iPhone 3GS ring a bell?
    1. eaglesteve's Avatar
      eaglesteve -
      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      its not apples fault, its the companies that produce batteries, there's a lack of study into new battery technology. batteries just can't catch up to the growing technology being put into smaller and smaller things. if anything, i want more speed, more speed and more power!
      It is dumb for Apple to design its phone with fixed battery though. It should be removable.

      Why should it be unremovable? Why? Why? Why?
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Would love more power.

      I actually bought a Juice Pack Air the other day and Im about to take it back. I swear I get more life out of the phone without it
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by eaglesteve View Post
      It is dumb for Apple to design its phone with fixed battery though. It should be removable.

      Why should it be unremovable? Why? Why? Why?
      Because if it was removable the iPhone wouldn't be as sexy.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      It is removable.

      After almost complete disassembly

      Actually I can replace an iphone 3g/3gs battery in like 10 minutes.
    1. DMI187's Avatar
      DMI187 -
      i NeEd MoRe PoWeR





    1. eaglesteve's Avatar
      eaglesteve -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      It is removable.

      After almost complete disassembly

      Actually I can replace an iphone 3g/3gs battery in like 10 minutes.
      LOL. So I just need to do this twice a day, taking only 20 minutes every day, right?

      Love this sexy idea.