Charging the iPhone 6 Costs Just $0.47 Per Year

Charging the iPhone 6 Costs Just $0.47 Per Year

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Charging the new Apple iPhone 6 only costs about $0.47 per year and charging its big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus, doesn't cost much more, according to oPower.

Using a Watts Up Pro Electricity Consumption Meter, oPower discovered that it takes about 10.5 watt-hours of electricity to fully charge an iPhone 6. If you do that 365 times a year, that's 3.8 kilowatt-hours in total. At an average US retail price of 12.29 cents per kilowatt-hour, it will cost iPhone 6 users just $0.47 per year to charge their device.

The iPhone 6 Plus has a larger battery and thus draws more electricity per fill-up (16.8 watt-hours). However, oPower estimates that it only needs a fill-up once every 1.46 days. Thus, it will cost iPhone 6 Plus owners about $0.52 per year to charge their device.

These numbers are slightly higher than the $0.41 it cost to charge the iPhone 5 annually; however, the new generation devices have significantly larger screens and thus demand more energy.

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Charging the iPhone 6 Costs Just $0.47 Per Year

Charging the iPhone 6 Costs Just $0.47 Per Year
StewartG - September 29, 2014 at 2:53pm
I held both at the Apple Store. I always wanted a larger one but I'm happy with the 6 and found the 6 plus a little too large, even though the people I know chose the 6 plus. I hope they continue making both sides because I prefer the 6. To me the only advantage between the two is the battery life on the 6 plus. Other features like the landscape mode and extra pixels are less bothersome. Though I would like more battery life on the 6 as well. My big hands can hold the 6 fully and reach the entire screen. Very nice on the space grey because it seems the screen reaches the sides and I thought that was beautiful.
it wasnt me - September 29, 2014 at 11:30am
$0.47 a year? wall hugging =?
Cat - September 30, 2014 at 10:46am
Neither.
Nuck Chorris - September 29, 2014 at 6:24am
Interestingly enough that's how much the workers on the apple assembly line get paid to build an iPhone 6.
Luce Bree - September 29, 2014 at 10:47am
not as much as you trolls and your unsupportive gimmicks and I mean every gimmick.
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