Apple announced today that the iPhone will feature up to eight hours of talk time, six hours of Internet use, seven hours of video playback or 24 hours of audio playback, these numbers are a huge upgrade from the five-hour time estimated when the phone was announced.
Apple also announced that the top surface of iPhone, including its 3.5-inch display, has been upgraded from plastic to optical-quality glass to improve scratch resistance and optical clarity.
“With 8 hours of talk time, and 24 hours of audio playback, iPhone’s battery life is longer than any other ‘Smartphone’ and even longer than most MP3 players,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also upgraded iPhone’s entire top surface from plastic to optical-quality glass for superior scratch resistance and clarity. 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.”
iPhone will be available in the US on June 29, 2007 in a 4GB model for $499 and an 8GB model for $599, and will work with either a PC or Mac.
We want an iPhone. We can't help it. Even though the first run might be beset with terrible problems, and even though we don't have anyone to call with the thing, we can't help it. We WANT.
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