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iOS 9 could save battery life but at the expense of performance

The struggles with demands for more time for every charge is forcing owners to have to make a choice.

The latest generations of the iPhone have been including an ever larger number of fancy features and capabilities, beyond the reach of the battery life to keep up in a way that consumers find to be ideal.

Now the iOS 9 could give iPhone users the choice to sacrifice some performance for a longer lasting device.

The idea behind the new Low Power mode in the iOS 9 upgrade is that battery life can be saved while using the features of the device, instead of having to stick to Airplane Mode or scramble to plug the device into a wall outlet. The drawback is that in exchange for the added juice, it compromises some of the device performance. These may not involve hugely important parts of performance, but it means that things will run more slowly and the picture won’t be at its top level.

That said, the changes will allow a user to keep their battery life going for up to 3 more hours.

Battery Life - iOS 9This is the first time that Apple has made a move like this. The Low Power mode will shut down the background activity and decrease the performance to help to squeeze up to three more hours out of the smartphone battery.

According to a number of leading tech rumor sites, such as Geekbench 3 and MacRumors when running the beta of iOS 9 on the iPhone 6 Plus, the single core processor test score was 1606 and the multicore test received 2897. That said, when running Low Power mode, the figures reduced by about 40 percent, bringing them to 1019 and 1751, respectively. The notes that were taken seemed to imply that it brings the speed of the device back to the days of the iPhone 5S, but that when it is between using your mobile device at a reduced speed or not using it at all, it is an easy choice.

Overall, it is more than likely that the up to three hours will be helpful, but that portable phone chargers will continue to be the key to the kind of battery life that iPhone users want. After all, the reason that many people purchased those devices, in the first place, is for their performance!

Russian smartphone has now been released for the first time

The device, which has been called the YotaPhone, is the first one from that country and was launched in Moscow.

The very first domestically designed Russian smartphone has now been unveiled in Moscow, under the name of the YotaPhone, which has a number of features to differentiate it from a broad spectrum of competing products that are all available in the country.

The design of the device includes an always-on second screen to help it to stand out from the rest.

This brand new Russian smartphone is based on the Android operating system from Google. It has a fixed price of €499 (about $678), and will soon be launched throughout the rest of the country after its Moscow unveiling. It will also experience a launch in Germany. Some online stores in France, Austria, and Spain will also be offering this new mobile handset.

The creators have said that this first Russian smartphone is innovative for its second screen function.

The always on e-ink second screen function of the mobile device will give users the ability to save considerable battery power by being able to check their notifications without having to activate the LCD display, which requires much more energy. According to Vlad Martynov, the general director at YotaPhone, this cell phone “rethinks our relation to smartphones.” He said this at the unveiling, which occurred at one of Moscow’s contemporary art galleries.

Aside from the full color touch screen, which is typical of nearly every type of mobile phone currently being produced, the YotaPhone also features a black and white screen on its reverse, which uses the same type of electronic ink technology that is employed by basic ereaders, such as the Kindle, the Kobo, and the Nook, among many others. This screen, which uses a very small amount of energy, stays on all the time, even after the device has been shut off. This gives the user the opportunity to check messages, the time, his or her schedule, or even a map, without having to fully activate the device. This means that the design of the Russian smartphone reduces the drain on the battery by a large amount.