Apple gets a patent to improve battery life by tracking everything
0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2013, 12:03 posted on
At this year's WWDC, Apple made it clear that battery life was the number one priority for its new software updates this year. It spent quite a while detailing the ways both MacOS and iOS are going to reorganize how actions are performed in order to improve your battery life. Now, Apple has been granted a patent to improve battery life by tracking everything you do...
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12. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
And a patent is needed for this why? Can't they just incorporate it into iOS and be done with it?
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 5860; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I'm all in for making battery life better than it is now, but this isn't worthy of a patent. Motorola just announced the Droid MAXX with up to 48 hours of battery life but you don't see them patenting anything. I'm just saying.
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 8915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I wonder why no ones pushing the envelope on battery technology Smurf. The improvements in battery life are mainly coming from making them bigger, I'd like to see smaller batteries with that kinda life. We've been stuck with L-ion batteries since the mid 90's dude.
6. unbiasedcommenter (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
Well, the Ubuntu Edge (if it gets funded) is planning on using a Silicon-anode Li-Ion battery. Hopefully others follow suit.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 5860; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Battery life factors: software optimization, CPU/GPU optimization, and mAh capacity. The engineers at Apple made the iPhone 5 last about 8 hours over LTE, which is mind blowing considering how much of a battery drain LTE is. The Droid MAXX hands down crushes competition in battery life in a pocketable size. Universities all over the world are discovering ways to make different batteries and enhancements that can go commercial. I'm hoping a new breakthrough happens soon because who wouldn't want better battery life?
13. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1443; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Wow, you're a f**king genius... you should be a tech CEO. I'm sure no one has thought to research that...oh wait
14. darkkjedii (Posts: 8915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Inform me when it finds its way into phones. Till then re read my post idiot. I haven't forgotten your last post to me either
18. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1443; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
You said you wonder why no one is pushing the envelope, well they are moron. If you bothered to exercise your tiny neanderthal brain and read it. "Imagine a smartphone with a battery the thickness of a credit card, which can be recharged in a few seconds" It's only a matter of time. There are also lots of other groups "pushing the envelope" for better batteries using other materials like graphite. Re-read your own stupid post.
25. darkkjedii (Posts: 8915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I figured your idiot brain wouldn't understand my post. I'll explain what I meant kid. Pushing the envelope was meant to say using the tech rite now, we've been stick with L-ion since the mid 90's Einstein. That means this tech isn't currently employed in our devices. Look at your battery, and tell me what technology it uses. Geewiz dude.
29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 5860; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today... If you let a comment get to you, I can't imagine what high school was like for you.
32. darkkjedii (Posts: 8915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
He woke up under the bed Smurf. +1 bro
36. JC557 (Posts: 677; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
LG tried out something somewhat new by incorporating Si into Li tech but as with most battery research, it may look promising in the lab but the real world results will be far from it.
28. stealthd (Posts: 818; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
It's not worthy of a patent based . . . what? I get the feeling you didn't even read the patent before commenting. How do you know Motorola didn't patent something? It might be because "put a bigger battery in it" isn't really a novel invention, but they could be doing more than that.
3. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 229; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Been using this for months on my Droid DNA.
It's called Battery Guru.
4. darkkjedii (Posts: 8915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Put it to good use apple, license it and let other platforms benefit.
20. tedkord (Posts: 3779; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Oh. That was a good one. *sniff*
26. darkkjedii (Posts: 8915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Wishful thinking maybe, but I'm just not with the fanboy stuff. I'd like to see everyone benefit...ya know?
31. tomn1ce (Posts: 94; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
Apple sharing, yeah right...let me know when you wake up.
8. icyrock1 (Posts: 241; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
So, how long until apple sues the NSA for infringing on their Patent? ;P
9. jdoee100 (Posts: 261; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
This is nuts. Companies are going to have to start patenting everything now, or pay apple for permission to do anything about smartphones.
11. 1113douglas (Posts: 170; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)
apple really has to stop this nonsense
16. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Edit: the USPTO has to stop this nonsense
21. tedkord (Posts: 3779; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
No, Apple does. My dad always used to tell me that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should - my Dad is much better man than Steve Jobs.
Taking advantage of a drunk girl is wrong, period. Yes, she shouldn't put herself in that situation, but you are still wrong for doing it.
23. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I wish I could say that comparing the USPTO to a drunk girl is a bad analogy. It's not completely right, but it's closer than I would like.
I would say it's more like a club owner who makes it clear that he won't prosecute any thefts that happen in his club. Sure, it's wrong to steal, but if you're going into that club you should have protection because you know the risks.
Patents are just as much security as weapon.
30. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5472; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
this patent is B.S. seriously those GOV'T need too stop giving APPLE what they want in patents. look at Motorola they already have batteries lasting u 48hrs.
15. zennacko (Posts: 167; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
Are they trying to log every single place I go daily in exchange of a marginal (if any) battery improvement? Could this be NSApple? or "iPresident will be iWatching"?
17. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
So NSA + Apple = Better Battery....wow
19. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
Trusting apple is like trusting th gov with private information. At a certain point it's going to get lost meaning apple conveniently sold the info to someone
22. tedkord (Posts: 3779; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
This (as usual with Apple) already exists. Snapdragon BatteryGuru does this.
33. JMartin22 (Posts: 527; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Every time I see one of these articles about Apple putting a patent on something, I always sigh in dismay. They almost never capitalize on these ridiculous ideas and when one company finally comes close to doing something they "conceived", they jump in the litigation wagon.
34. Sondae (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
I hope apple wont make a patent which tracks your personal life specially bank lol. Apple sure love to patent.
35. roscuthiii (Posts: 1658; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
So then... this is what the President was meeiting with Tim Cook about? Apple joining the ranks as a front-runner for PRISM?
I guess we'll know more if the import sales ban is vetoed.