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post #11 of 25
It wont use the GPS thats for sure, accelerometers do not require much power to operate. I guess the itty bitty chip has access to the flash with a dedicated section that it writes to. Not sure what good this is though. Outside a pedometer, it probably wont do anything. If your riding in a car, it probably wont be able to keep any sort of idea of where you are, just knows that you went that way. Polling would also play a bigger part. If you want a pedometer like functionality, it would need a fast interval probably in the .1 second range. Odd, but leave it to apple to add something like this. Hope it turns out to be something cool though.
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useful for when little jimmy gets lost in a forest.. or recording the movements 100% of the time of 1 billion people.

whatever rolleyes.gif
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Is apple gona build the batman sonic mapping system, but with precise movement via accelerometer.
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It's possible that the chip can run on a super low power setting, which can last on 1% of the phone's battery for a day or two. Perhaps there is also some sort of very tiny induction generator that absorbs kinetic energy from walking, and turns that small current into usable power for the tracking chip, keeping it going even when the phone is off. Of course, a certain quantity of memory would also have to be powered in order for it to be able to write to some memory.
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Apart from an app knowing what you do (running/walking) and where you are, I don't see the point of this, unless oh wait... they want to know where you are of-course. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Yup, the on-screen battery meters lie to you. Batteries are not technically at 100% or 0% just because the display tells you. They place limits to extend the battery life.

he didn't even bother to take the battery out *facepalm*
post #17 of 25
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he didn't even bother to take the battery out *facepalm*

you cant when it is a rotten fruit
post #18 of 25
I wouldn't dream of carrying a phone that didn't have a removable battery.
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I wouldn't dream of carrying a phone that didn't have a removable battery.

have you noticed in the last 3 years how many phones now have integrated batteries ?

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Originally Posted by phill1978 View Post

have you noticed in the last 3 years how many phones now have integrated batteries ?

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Saves up on space if you don't have to design sturdy yet simple mechanisms of holding the battery and the rear cover down.
   
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