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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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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...

"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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