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Apple's iPhone touts a better battery life and a more durable screen

Apple announced on Monday that the iPhone will deliver higher talk time than originally expected.  The iPhone will feature up to 8 hours of talk time giving it the highest battery life of any other competing phone. 

Apple's new phone will also deliver 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback or 24 hours of audio playback.  The iPhone will also feature 250 hour—more than 10 days—of standby time.

The company also upgraded the screen on the phone from plastic to optical-quality glass.  The new upgrade gives the phone a scratch-resistant screen and better visibility.

“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,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. 

Apple's iPhone measures 4.5" x 2.4" x 0.46" and weighs just 4.8 ounces. All input is entered via the device's 3.5" Multi-touch display which features a screen resolution of 320x480. The iPhone runs OS X and includes quad-band GSM/EDGE, 802.11g wireless and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity options.

The iPhone is set for release on June 29 at Apple online and retail stores and select AT&T retail stores for $499 and $599 respectfully (with 2-year contract) for the 4GB and 8GB versions.

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"truly magical product"?
By Suomynona on 6/19/2007 4:45:38 PM , Rating: 5
Seriously, does Steve Jobs ever listen to himself talk? He's like a human hyperbole machine.

RE: "truly magical product"?
By mdogs444 on 6/19/2007 4:49:57 PM , Rating: 2
I agree, sounds strange (his wording sounds strange, not its strange that i agree with you)....but anyone high up in a corporation better think of some great words to promote new products - or its bye bye like the PS3 guy!

RE: "truly magical product"?
By Ringold on 6/19/2007 4:53:49 PM , Rating: 1
I tend to think of him as a human mint, pumping out gold bars everywhere he goes. But thats just me. :)

RE: "truly magical product"?
By James Holden on 6/19/2007 4:55:51 PM , Rating: 4
I like to think of him like the alien from American Dad -- excrementing golden feces everywhere he goes.

RE: "truly magical product"?
By Polynikes on 6/19/2007 5:18:23 PM , Rating: 2
Man, if I ever ran a corporation, I'd make it a rule not to use any flowery or overly fake-sounding language. I mean, I understand you love your new phone, Steve, but using pretty words isn't more likely to get me to buy one.

RE: "truly magical product"?
By yahknow1 on 6/19/2007 6:18:09 PM , Rating: 1
Thinking about what you were saying, I have to say: I would be more likely to buy this phone with words like this used to sell it.??. Call me a dumb ass if you will, but it makes me think there could be such a huge step in technology that "Truly Magical" would be the only way to describe it? Not to say I would not suffer buyers remorse afterward, but isn't Truly magical a good description of the very best gadgets?...The first video game, PONG and the very first Cell phones come to mind....

RE: "truly magical product"?
By BBeltrami on 6/19/2007 7:03:43 PM , Rating: 5
It worked for Lucky Charms, too! Oh wait... they're magically delicious...

RE: "truly magical product"?
By Polynikes on 6/20/2007 11:11:52 AM , Rating: 2
Well, if you want to listen to one, very biased, man's opinion, then go ahead. But until third parties are saying those things, I'm no more likely to buy a given product than I am to start flying like Neo. :P

RE: "truly magical product"?
By TimberJon on 6/20/2007 11:55:43 AM , Rating: 2
Yea, using the word "Magical" might catch the attention of individuals who can only go on the kiddy rides at disneyland. Not that they would have ANY need for such a device. More like the plastic kind with candy inside.

RE: "truly magical product"?
By walk2k on 6/19/2007 6:17:15 PM , Rating: 2
With a glass screen and larger battery, how much heavier is it going to be now?

RE: "truly magical product"?
By feraltoad on 6/19/2007 7:08:47 PM , Rating: 2
That's where the next Apple product comes in: the "iBelt". Steve Jobs says, "I can't wait until consumers get this truly magical product in their pants-er, on, no around...."

RE: "truly magical product"?
By INeedCache on 6/19/2007 8:29:56 PM , Rating: 3
That line has to be one of the more laughable things I have read in a long time. What would be "truly magical" would be your lowering some of your ridiculous prices. For example, $240 for a replacement 360W power supply for a PowerMac. Get real.

RE: "truly magical product"?
By kamel5547 on 6/20/2007 12:02:34 AM , Rating: 2
Eh... branded OEM stuff seems to always be far from the realm of reality. I always have to tell my VAR that I do not want HP branded crap. Twice as much for the same exact product.

However, I'll be the first to admit that Apple has a way of upping the price even more than most OEM's. Funny part is they convince their users that their product is technically superior to products better than it... somehow. I still laugh at the cinema display prices...

RE: "truly magical product"?
By PrimarchLion on 6/20/2007 2:30:11 AM , Rating: 2
Can't wait to get my Vorpal iPhone +2.

RE: "truly magical product"?
By GoatMonkey on 6/20/2007 10:41:18 AM , Rating: 2
Just try to keep it away from your neck when you answer it.

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