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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: Apple = Sony?
By eman 7613 on 6/19/2007 8:22:37 PM , Rating: 2
No, this will probably be a smash for a phone for a few reasons.

1. They are classifying it as a phone (when its a smartphone), which to many laymen makes it seem less threatening (as options tend to confused the technological illiterate)

2. Apple's fanboys will buy this, just like they bought the original, rather expensive for what you got ipods (that were apple only) that ended up being a hit.

3. The biggest splash in the cellphone business in a while was the Razor, which actually had been out for almost a year before it became popular (My mum bought one when she went to japan b/c she was promised it would work there) and started out with a $400 price tag, that eventually drooped to $200, and is now were its at today. Apple wants the same thing, but unlike the Razor at its original price point, this product has some merit to its price.

The main difference why this isnt (going to be) a repeat of sony's PS3 is because sony tried to sell a videogmae console, as a computer replacement (ie: making what should be a simple product that plays games, into something that sounds more complicated and intimidating to the buyer [and face it, tech savy is not the majority of people in the world]), while Apple is selling their iPhone as a phone, making the more complicated sound more everyday.

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