Study shows that it costs $1.36 to charge an Apple iPad over the course of a year
0. phoneArena 12 Jul 2012, 13:19 posted on
It costs more to order an ice cream cone than it does to recharge an Apple iPad over the course of a year according to a study done by the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit group funded by electric utilities...
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1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4404; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I love that picture. Mr. Electricity as I am calling him looks BOSS!
2. e.wvu (unregistered)
Didn't you all have an article about this less than a month ago?
12. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
Apparently the news is so slow they don't have anything else to report on, so they must re-post old news that no one really cares about anyways!
4. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
I must say that quotes about the cost of a Desktop PC over the course of a year might be correct for a lower end PC.. but when you have a 1200 Watt PSU.. it might tip the balance a little lol.
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5950; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
It kind of depends on the cost of the electricity. $0.1149 is lifeline rate in northern CA. Very few consumers in northern CA are at the lifeline billing level. Still, the usage metric is encouraging. I wonder how other smartphones compare.
7. remtothemax (Posts: 239; Member since: 02 May 2012)
probably not as well because there aren't a bunch of people mocking apple
or many everyone is just the same so there is nothing to argue about on this point?
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5950; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I would expect handsets with larger batteries to have higher consumption (dual core CPUs, higher clock rate). The iPhone 4S has something like a 1200 or 1300 mAh battery, the GS III has I think a 1700 or 1800 mAh battery, for comparison.
14. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
But at the same time you would charge a larger battery less assuming it drains battery at the same rate. The real question we should ask is what are the operational power consumption of the devices.
11. sarb009 (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
same article again ? phonearena didnt u have any other way/news to do advertisement for craple for today's quota ?
13. BomberXL (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)
and you find more than that in random change found in the couch or on the ground throughout the year.