At a time when batteries keep getting bigger and bigger, you’d think that Apple would lead this trend since the biggest complaint that all iPhone users share, is their hatred for its battery life. The irony is that Apple has only grown the iPhone’s battery 12% in the last seven years, when compared to Samsung which has almost tripled it. Apple clearly has a problem to fix, and a new patent sheds some light into where it’ll focus on next.
The patent is called “Inferring user intent from battery usage level and charging trends” so sadly we’re not talking about a new battery, nor a smarter module for battery consumption, but really a software tweak that would allow the phone to adapt to its user and its specific battery needs. It’s not something small though, as usually it’s poorly optimized software that truly burns a hole in the battery life you experience for the most part.
Obviously at this point it’s hard to predict if we’ll see this technology reach the iPhone 6, but hopefully Apple does understand that one of the biggest features we need in this device, is more stamina.
Via: Apple Insider