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The All-Day Battery


Basically, every day is the same. I wake up, I get ready for the day, I grab my phone, I grab my Mophie, and I’m off. About halfway through the day, my phone dies and my Mophie saves me. I get home and I charge both devices to get ready for the next day.

First of all, it’s ridiculous that Apple isn’t in this business themselves. I know that they want to portray the notion that the iPhone battery is “good enough”, but it’s not. I’m not saying it’s bad. It’s just not adequate for a full day of usage for many people. And I’m not sure what’s so wrong with admitting that and offering solutions to “power users”.

And, of course, it’s hardly just Apple. Basically every smartphone aside from a few which are mediocre devices, lacks a battery that is adequate for the modern needs of a power user. Just amongst my friends (again, mainly power users), well over half carry around a battery charger on most days.

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Honestly, and maybe I’m just not enough of a power user, I find myself only using all of my battery (and worrying about not making it to the end of the day) up in Grand Forks. Back home, where I have good solid LTE connection (or wi-fi), I have trouble using all of my battery during a given day.