Good news: The iPhone 5 doesn’t just feel light in your hand, it will also feel light in your electric bill. The energy-consumption researchers at Opower on Thursday released a study showing that Apple’s newest smartphone costs just $0.41 per year to charge, or $0.12 less than the Samsung Galaxy S III. In fact, Opower says that the only big-name consumer device to suck up less power than the iPhone 5 was the iPhone 4, which cost just $0.38 to charge per year. By comparison, Opower says that an Xbox 360 costs an average of $40.24 to power per year while a laptop PC costs around $8.31. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
The cost of charging your iPhone 5 for a year is just 41 cents
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).