How Much Does It Cost To Charge Your iPhone 6/6+ Per Year

It maybe a silly question, but have you ever asked yourself how it really costs you to charge your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus per year ? Just in case you are worried that larger batteries in the new iPhone 6/6+ might be ramping up your electric bill, think again...

According to a new study performed by software company called Opower, it finds that the cost to charge an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is just 47 cents per year and 52 cents per year respectively based on average U.S. electricity costs.

The costs were calculated by determining the kilowatt-hours that an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus consume per year using a Watts Up Pro Electricity Consumption Meter. The results showed that the iPhone 6 uses about 10.5 watt-hours ofelectricity per charge, while the iPhone 6 Plus and its larger battery capacity require about 16 watt-hours per charge.

Those were then multiplied by 365 days and it was determined that the iPhone 6 uses about 3.8 kilowatt-hours and the iPhone 6 Plus uses about 4.2 kilowatt-hours per year. At an average US retail price of 12.29 cents per kilowatt-hour, the aforementioned dollar amounts were then determined.

On the other hand, the study finds that a laptop can consume up to 14 times more electricity than charging an iPhone, while a desktop uses 49 times more electricity and an Xbox One uses up to 61 times more power. All in all, you shouldn’t be too worried about charging your iPhone — it’s quite an energy efficient device after all.

What do you think ?

[via Opower]


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