Here’s a question for you that you probably never thought of, although it regards something that you deal with every day. How come technology is advancing so tremendously but battery life is still short?
While battery technology has indeed been improving over the years, our technology as becomes more advanced and power hungry, so more battery power is needed for these advanced functions. Keith Mann would like to have a phone with a battery that lasts for days, but the tech is just not there yet.
While many of us take it as a natural thing that the battery never lasts long enough, technology giants such as Samsung and Apple have invested millions of dollars and hundreds of hours of work to create a new battery generation. The Apple engineers managed to jump to a new level with a 40% lifetime increase on the Mac, but the evolution stopped there.
The truth is that the devices that we use nowadays need more power, thus we do no notice the ‘small jump’ in the battery development that has been done. The experts said that their predictions for the future are disappointing at this point.
The materials and technical possibilities that the engineering world possesses at the moment only allows the battery loves to grow this far. Michael Sinkula of Envia Systems has been long working in the field and knows a lot about the development and stagnation of the battery lives. His opinion is that the same power duration will be what we will get until about 2021.