The first, and most significant upgrade is in the form of battery life. iPhone now will feature up to 8 hours of talk time, 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback or 24 hours of audio playback. In addition, iPhone will feature up to 250 hours—more than 10 days—of standby time. The original announcement at Macworld earlier this year announced only 5 hours of video battery life, and 16 hours of audio playback.
“With 8 hours of talk time, and 24 hours of audio playback, iPhone’s battery life is longer than any other ‘Smartphone’ and even longer than most MP3 players,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also upgraded iPhone’s entire top surface from plastic to optical-quality glass for superior scratch resistance and clarity. There has never been a phone like iPhone, and we can’t wait to get this truly magical product into the hands of customers starting just 11 days from today.”
This should put a cork in at least SOME of the nay-sayers about the device that found the battery life unacceptable. Now, there will still be some that argue about the fact that you can’t remove the battery…and while I can understand that arguement, and I really have no rebuttal for it, I’ve never had a problem with my iPod battery not working, so I can’t really get upset about the lack of removable battery.
So, what do you think about these upgrades? Do they change your opinion on the device in anyway? Come on trolls…let’s hear some of your doomsaying….