The race to demanding more and more capacity from the same size battery has influenced cycle life significantly. In the first years the (NiMH) re-chargeable A-brand batteries lasted 500 cycles or more; today 200 cycles is exceptional (in accelerated life cycle test: see graph).
Meanwhile consumers are paying a lot more for higher capacities.
Besides the race for more power there is the development of more user-friendly low-self-discharge (ready-2-use) batteries (with a better charge-retention). This too will cost cycle-life, while again the consumer has to pay more.
Upon that there is the charging equipment. At first one needed about 24 hours to fully charge, nowadays quick-chargers are widely available. Quick chargers also decrease battery cycle-life.
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