why does the itouch 3g 8gb have lower batt withought improved speed.

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  1. helikido

    helikido New Member

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    hmm lets see. first thought that came to mind is why does it have lower battery time like the true 3g (32and64) models when it does not have the faster proccessor and a gpu wich i consider power hogs. also my theory is that apple is hiding something like it does have a faster proccesor and gpu but not as fast as the other models.
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    It might or might not have a chip to support FM radio. But the 32 and 64 have it for sure.
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    It might have anti JB hardware/software on it, idk, they might just want 100 or 200 more of your dollars?
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    because apple is slowly going down the drain by being selfish.
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    No, because the battery life is decreased by 3.1.x because of the extra stuff that runs in it.
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    I've always wondered why mine 3rd Gen sucks in battery terms compared to my 2nd Gen which used 2.2.1
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    not true. if the the 3.x software uses more batt then the 32gb and 64 will still loose and have less batt time.
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    so far i wan't an itouch cuz i hate it when i have a slow multimedia device (psp). gaming will be alright, already got a psp. so waz up???
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    The battery life decreasing is related to the firmware it runs; not the device itself.

    Firmware 3.x and above (presumably forever) will have worse battery life than 1.0.1-2.2.1, probably because of more processes being run in the background (such as push notifications, things like that).
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    i can't believe apple is stupid enough to make firmaware that decrease batt time. but even so, why doesn't the 32gb model have less batt time than the 8gb??
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    Because the extra processor and RAM, and other stuff isn't all that taxing on the battery. Almost always it's a software upgrade that will kill battery and not hardware. In fact, the only reason that the battery on the second gen seemed so good was because they put a miserably underpowered battery in the first gen. So when the second gen came out even though it had a more draining firmware (2.0) the battery was more than good enough of a boost to make up for the loss.

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