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Improving iPhone 6 battery life

Apple has just provided an update to iOS 7.1.2, but once again the biggest talking point among consumers is that the battery life is just not good enough. With the iPhone 6 on the way later this year, consumers are praying for a solution on increased battery life without needing an external pack and we have an interesting new report to share on ways in which battery life could be improved significantly.

While we are fully aware that Apple doesn’t have the time to invest in a ground-breaking new battery before the iPhone 6 is launched, we still wanted to point you in the direction of a technical breakthrough to give you some ideas on how battery life may be changed in the future.

Apple knows that iPhone 5S battery life isn’t as good as it should be, while we can only hope that improvements have been made for the iPhone 6.

In the meantime though, take a look at the latest findings thanks to scientists at the University of California and the Bourns College of Engineering. Some new experimenting has revealed that sand could be the alternative to improving smartphone batteries for the foreseeable future.

Sand is being used as a replacement to graphite and although the battery is still lithium-ion based as what we see today – the results of using sand are thought to be an improvement of three times compared to using graphite materials.

We’re not sure about you, but we would take an iPhone that can last three times as long any day. The obvious fact being though that this technology isn’t ready yet but Apple may want to investigate as consumers would obviously jump at the chance.

If you are planning to get the iPhone 6 later this year, are you already having concerns about battery life after seeing below par performance on the iPhone 5S?

Are you already resigned to using an external battery like a Mophie Juice pack for iPhone 6 to increase your battery life during the day? If you have any alternatives yourself to increasing future battery life on the iPhone 6, let us know your ideas on this below and if you would support this new idea of using sand materials for three times the increase.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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