How Much Energy a Smartphone Uses in a Year (And What it Means for Your Budget) [Energy]

By | October 2, 2012

The highly anticipated iPhone 5 is finally in millions of people’s hands. Within three days of its launch, Apple had sold a record-breaking five million units. And within a year, analysts project that sales of the iPhone 5 will reach 170 million. The popularity of the new device got the team at Outlier thinking: how much juice does it take each year to charge a next-generation smartphone? And how does the energy consumption of smartphones compare to that of other consumer electronics? More »







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