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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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speculation
By tobrien on 6/19/2007 5:21:15 PM , Rating: 2
I'm just speculating here, but is it likely that over time Apple will dump the full sized iPod line in favor of merging the iPod and iPhone as one product?




RE: speculation
By creathir on 6/19/2007 6:16:02 PM , Rating: 3
I doubt it. The iPod is a CASH COW for them. The device is really simple and the drives cost no where near what they charge. I would bet they are pulling in a 75-100% return on their investment. (Considering costs and what not.)

Don't look for it to go away any time soon...

- Creathir


RE: speculation
By yahknow1 on 6/19/2007 6:28:55 PM , Rating: 2
CASH COW yes, but this is the direction things are going it seems to me...We have had combo mp3\phones for a long time now but it seems most of them never caught on...Same with stand-alone mp3 DAP's. They didn't get popular until Apple\iTunes got into them. Now that people are comfortable with them, I don't see how in a few years you could even find a phone that won't play your music...Like cameras, every phone will come with one?


RE: speculation
By Oregonian2 on 6/19/2007 7:13:50 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, all phones probably will have "iPods" in them (if most don't all already), but it's not likely that all "iPods" or equivalent will all have phones in them. My KRZR Motorola phone has a java music player interface built in (and 2Gb ($16) of MicroSD flash added). Plays MP4 videos too (albeit at a worse resolution than even the iPod). But bought it as a phone (and because it looks awesome (Cobalt Blue)). Now only if had a processor worth a hoot (that still didn't use any battery power). It runs Linux.


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