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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 Moohbear on 6/19/2007 8:22:59 PM , Rating: 2
A cell phone is not a console. Cell phones are seen as status symbol by a lot of people. In that case their price tag is not that important. Motorola sold boatloads of the original RAZR when it was released (as a Cingular exclusive as well), and the phone wasn't cheap and not nearly as capable as the iPhone. Apparently, the coolness factor was enough.

For my personal case, I'd certainly like to get an iPhone to replace my cell phone AND my iPod. However, $600 is a bit too much. Maybe later down the road when the price drops and the capacity increases.

RE: Apple = Sony?
By omnicronx on 6/20/2007 1:39:38 PM , Rating: 1
i agree with what your saying about cell phones being status symbols, most people have amazing phones and dont use half the features.. but there has to be a line where people will chose a cheaper or free phone with a 2 year contract over an expensive phone.. and i think 600 dollars is over that line (unless you rich of course, then price is not an issue)

RE: Apple = Sony?
By michael2k on 6/20/2007 3:04:36 PM , Rating: 2
Which is why Apple has a $500 phone too :)

"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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