I’m not going to grumble about my iPhone 6 Plus battery life. I can get two to three days with average use, and more than a full day with crazy heavy use (calls, FaceTime, games, photos and movies). Apparently if the iPhone had better battery life then we wouldn’t like it as much. Liam Tung explains.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Ive makes no excuses for building a device that keeps you tethered to the wall sockets. Instead, he believes if you’re recharging your iPhone frequently, he’s succeeded in making a “compelling” device. The way Ive sees it, the reason people love using their iPhone is because it’s so thin and light and therefore the battery gets depleted frequently.
If Apple upped the battery life, the device would be chunkier and people would love it less, Ive told the FT, despite the fact they’d need to charge it less.
On the flip side, if the iPhone stayed the same design but had better battery life would we love it more?