Ben Brooks trece in revista toate “unitatile de masura” care contau pentru noi atunci cind venea vorba de computere/tablete/smartphones. Au fost vremuri cind a procesorul era cel mai important, apoi RAM-ul, sistemul de operare sau SSD-ul in comparatie cu HDD-ul.
Astazi durata de viata a bateriei conteaza. Asta pentru ca degeaba ai un super telefon sau o tableta care stie sa ruleze Flash, daca nu te tine bateria decit doua ore.
Battery life is the new benchmark — it’s the first thing that I look at on any new piece of hardware. We can now, finally, make the reasonable assumption that both the hardware and software is fast enough on most devices — so now what matters is portability — with battery life being the bullet point at the top of the list, set in bold.
Apple isn’t doing anything magical with battery life — they just make it a priority, and it needs to be top priority. No one really cares about how much RAM your phone has, or how many megapixels the camera shoots — what people care about is if, when they go to use the device, it works like they want and need it to. They care that they don’t have a depleting battery and have to start shutting off “features”.