Charging the iPhone 6 is one of the least expensive things you'll do all year
posted by Michael H. / Sep 26, 2014, 7:41 PM
iPhone 6 Plus and its bigger battery would cost $0.52 per year, because it would require about 4.2 kilowatt-hours. There aren't many things that you have to pay for that only cost 50 cents per year.Opower has looked into the issue and has concluded that it takes 10.5 watt-hours of electricity to fully charge the iPhone 6 once. Assuming you charge it once per day, every day for one year, that comes out to be 3832.5 watt-hours (aka 3.8325 kilowatt-hours). If you take the U.S. average cost of electricity as 12.29 cents per kilowatt-hour, that adds up to a mere $0.47 per year to charge your iPhone 6. The
The numbers may be tiny on an individual level, but when you consider that Apple sold 10 million iPhones in the first weekend, that alone makes up about $5 million in energy costs. That's a sobering thought, considering a smartphone is one of the least power-hungry devices in your home, and also considering that the average person in Haiti uses just 32 kilowatt-hours of electricity in total for one year.
The big trouble with the study is that the only comparison it gives is to the iPhone 5, which cost $0.41 per year to charge. We would have loved to see these numbers for other popular phones in the Android and Windows Phone world. The cost appears to be somewhat correlated to battery size, but at a certain point, you could start charging every other day, which would bring the cost back down again. So, we would assume there are some devices out there that would cost significantly less than an iPhone to charge.
- Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
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What about Z3c? It has less capacity than iPhone 6+ but a far better endurance
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 7:45 PM 9
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Bending the iPhone 6 is one of the easiest things you'll do all year.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 7:59 PM 32
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How did that fit into this article?
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 PM 5
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I wonder how long will people use these jokes, coz they're already boring and cheap.
posted on Sep 27, 2014, 2:05 AM 1
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Just like the jokes about Touchwiz being laggy and Samsung's "cheap" and yet unbendable design. Touchwiz has been running smooth for years, but that doesn't stop the trolls still. So think about that one for a minute.
posted on Sep 27, 2014, 3:18 AM 2
Those touchwiz jokes got lame, but these ones got lame too. I'm not an Apple user, but I am tired of the same old jokes over and over again. It's like clinging on to that one thing because there is nothing else to cling on to.
posted on Sep 27, 2014, 6:02 AM 0
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I usually charge my phone in the office. Saves me a fortune on electric bills.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 8:10 PM 7
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Lol I keep my charged at work
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 9:03 PM 1
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... This data is rather meaningless... it only demonstrates the cost to charge a battery of a given size once a day. It would be more relevant to correlate the data with battery use for a given charge. Since we know the battery life of a given device, and the amount of charge required to fill the battery, it should be easy to create a formula that produces a cost per year for a given device when an input of hours of use per day is provided.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 8:18 PM 4
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Least expensive energy costs...and most expensive phone/ornament cost! !..
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 9:25 PM 1
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Lol, I haven't heard of charging a phone costing a dime other than costing my time. And what good is spending top dollar on a phone, and saving few cents on charging? Ridiculous!
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 11:07 PM 0
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