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Subject: Re: iPod Battery Life

Re: iPod Battery Life

From: mat <mat_at_lessermatters.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 21:21:16 +0000

Oh, that's not good...I hope my missis doesn't find out this.
Thankfully, It's unlikely. But now I feel guilty...maybe I should change
it back?

Peter C. Gravelle wrote:
> My Nano's 8-9 hour (14+ hour is spec-ed by Apple) battery life agrees.
> Not as bad a drop off as the HD-based players (by percentage), but
> still, not good.
>
> On 12/15/06, mat holton <mat_at_lessermatters.co.uk> wrote:
>> Is this true for the nano as well?
>>
>> Mark Fiorucci wrote:
>> > Oh I blame apple. And of course they wouldn't release the info. It
>> sucks tho because it's hard to justify using Rockbox when I'm going
>> to lose 1/2 of my battery life.
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
>> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of Jonas H
>> > Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:09 PM
>> > To: Rockbox
>> > Subject: Re: iPod Battery Life
>> >
>> > desowin wrote:
>> >
>> >> It's sad but rockbox isn't optimised for battery usage on iPod (it
>> >> gets about half battery life comparitively to original firmware),
>> >> while on some other targets it beats original firmware with
>> battery life.
>> >>
>> >
>> > The problem here is that there is no available documentation for
>> the important parts of the Ipod. This means that the developers are
>> to a large degree in the blind about how to operate the chips. The
>> result is that some parts of the Ipod are most likely in an "awake"
>> state, consuming power, when they really should be turned off and the
>> developers practically no idea how to turn them off. Finding out
>> these details by reverse-engineering the Apple firmware is a hard and
>> very time-consuming job and not something a lot of the developers are
>> very keen on doing.
>> >
>> > So you can really only blame Apple and PortalPlayer for using and
>> producing chips with no documentation.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Jonas H
>> > rasher(at)rasher(dot)dk
>> >
>> > --
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>> >
>> >
>> >
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Received on 2006-12-20


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