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iPhone battery life: New patent details fix

iPhone battery life: New patent details fix

A new Apple patent has revealed how the Cupertino company is planning to fix battery drain issues with its iPhone once and for all.

Discovered by the Mac fanatics at AppleInsider, the patent explains how a future iPhone could assess ambient data and how often the battery is charged.

This would allow power to be boosted or slowed depending on how each user uses their handset.

As well as using the phone’s gyroscope, location and wireless network information, the patent also allows the phone to tap into the Calendar app.

That means that a device could power down when you’re about to board a flight, or fire on all cylinders when you stop for coffee.

Sadly, there’s no timeline on when we’re likely to see this technology make its way into any new iPhone.

Chances are it will not be making an appearance in this year’s iPhone 6, due out in the autumn.

Apple has had to deal with a number of battery related issues in recent days, with consumers complaining that its new iOS 7.1 drains power too quickly.

Source:

AppleInsider

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