Apple issued a press release today announcing significant upgrades to the iPhone.
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 hoursâ€”more than 10 daysâ€”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.
â€œWith 8 hours of talk time, and 24 hours of audio playback, iPhoneâ€™s battery life is longer than any other â€˜Smartphoneâ€™ and even longer than most MP3 players,â€ said Steve Jobs, Appleâ€™s CEO. â€œWeâ€™ve also upgraded iPhoneâ€™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.â€
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….
Not a troll, but wouldn’t glass break if it fell? Just a thought…
having a glass display makes me paranoid. i once owned a palm pilot which had a glass display, and remember hearing horror stories of the glass breaking when people accidentally dropped the palm less than a foot. that said, we shouldn’t go around dropping $600 phones. let’s hope that the iphone screen is less fragile, and it comes with a nice wrist strap.
any word yet on apple care on this item
i like having applecare as a backup to the occasional clumsy actions of the granddaughter or even the wife (he he he he)
good news!!! you’re right!! stop with these “trolls”!!
Battery life was about the only concern I had with the phone, I’m glad they’ve upgraded it.
Ooooh…..good point…I wonder how much of an issue that’s going to be…
I’m sure it’s going to be a little tougher than window glass.
Just don’t take it to the golf course; and if you do, have the glass side in, towards your body 😉
I need wireless data collection software for my blackberry and Motorola. It needs to support drop down menus, gps, check boxes, maybe capture photos, and bar coding. If anyone ever heard of something like that can you please help me out. Thanks!!!
whats wrong with you people. never heared of plexiglass or any other hard-to-brake replacments of the real glass.
I hardly doubt that Apple is so stupid to use a glass on iPhone that can be easily broken by let’s say a cell drop?!
Anyway these two are definetly good news. Now when can I get one in Europe :)?
Final touch optimizations, including improvements to the firmware that controls battery performance, are frequently handled last, after lots of the bigger stuff is worked out. I don’t doubt that earlier models may have had lesser battery life, but these trolls should have thought about this. It’s a common thing, to do these optimizations in the closing days or weeks before a product is released.
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Johnny Vasquez, VP IT