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New iPhone only costs 41 cents per year to charge

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Sep 2012 19:47 User comments (8)

New iPhone only costs 41 cents per year to charge According to a new report, the new Apple iPhone 5 costs just 41 cents per year to charge, assuming you charge it once per day.
Says Opower, the energy analytics co.: "iPhone 5: consumed 9.5 watt-hours to charge, taking 1 hour and 50 minutes. Maximum wattage was 6.3 watts, with an average of approximately 5.0 W. Multiplying 0.0095 kWh/day by 365 days = 3.47 kWh per year. Annual charging cost is projected to be $0.41/year."

That figure is a bit higher than the $0.38 it cost for the iPhone 4S, but much lower than the $1.36 for the third-generation iPad tablet.

While the numbers are insignificant across the board, the iPhone did manage to beat out its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy S III, which costs about 53 cents a year to charge thanks to having a larger battery.

"The paramount point here though is not the difference between the two phones, but rather their striking similarity: the energy consumption of a modern smartphone is minuscule," Opower's Barry Fischer noted.

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8 user comments

129.9.2012 23:03

My Galaxy S 3 lasts a couple of days on 1 charge.

How long does an iphone5 last on 1 charge?

229.9.2012 23:40

I don't think anyone who can afford an SGS3 is gonna complain about an extra 12 cents...

330.9.2012 8:32

Obviously, if you don't care about the environment, this means nothing. Apple is one of the highest-rated companies for energy efficiency for products. Samsung isn't nearly as far behind as LG, Acer and some others, though.

41.10.2012 14:05

How much do you get to keep posting anything with an Iphone name... Since when this is news, who cares about that?
for every 2 news there is 1 for Apple related product.



51.10.2012 15:01

Originally posted by i1der:
How much do you get to keep posting anything with an Iphone name... Since when this is news, who cares about that?
for every 2 news there is 1 for Apple related product.
Of the 26 articles on the frontpage, there are only 4 Apple related ones, hardly a 2-to-1 ratio.

62.10.2012 0:59

OMG now they're gonna boast about this and not mention that the S3 has a bigger battery.

711.10.2012 0:09

Jeez where do you get power for under 12c/kWhr?

815.10.2012 5:29

Originally posted by leglessoz:
Jeez where do you get power for under 12c/kWhr?
i was thinking the same thing.i pay 30cents per kw.so it would be about $1 a year.

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