Updated iPhone specsApple® today announced that iPhone™ will deliver significantly longer battery life when it ships on June 29 than was originally estimated when iPhone was unveiled in January. iPhone will feature up to 8 hours of talk time, 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback or 24 hours of audio playback.* In addition, iPhone will feature up to 250 hours—more than 10 days—of standby time. Apple also announced that the entire top surface of iPhone, including its stunning 3.5-inch display, has been upgraded from plastic to optical-quality glass to achieve a superior level of scratch resistance and optical clarity.
- 06-18-2007, 08:58 AM #2
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They are not fallible, they are deceptive.
- 06-18-2007, 10:02 AM #12
If that press release had been allowed to remain live on the web through their launch, I'd be inclined to agree that at least negligence or at worst, manipulation was motivation. That press release had just gone live today. They instantly corrected it. How more responsibly could they have handled this circumstance?
- 06-18-2007, 10:09 AM #13
You would have had a point, had Apple not been systemically deceptive in their marketing of the IPhone. They made all kinds of bizarre comparisons to suite them, while hiding the advantages of the other devices.
Eg. in the original keynote they spoke of how difficult it is to search your contacts, and how you had to re-enter all your contacts each time you switched phones, and how most people dial from their recently called list etc, and he would do his little scrolling thing. On the WM smartphones you just start dialing some-one's name form the today screen - much faster and in fact easier, and of course contacts sync just fine.
He likes comparing his device with dumb phones when it suites him, and smartphones when it doest (e.g. his battery life claims). The man is a charlatan.
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- 06-18-2007, 10:39 AM #18
can you think of anyone better (or worse) than him?
- 06-18-2007, 10:46 AM #19
Yes, but that gets us very off-topic and into corporate malfeasance at the expense of shareholders and/or employees.
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To test how long a phone’s battery lasts while making a call we use Skype to call the phone and play an audio book over the connection to simulate a conversation. We time how long the phone lasts from the beginning of the call until the either the battery dies or the phone hangs up due to a low battery. The T-Mobile Dash posted an impressive 8 hour and 20 minutes of call time in our test. This is significantly longer than T-Mobile’s stated talk time of 5 hours. The Dash blows the Motorola Q (3 hours 45 minutes) out of the water, this despite the fact that the Q has a larger capacity battery (1130 mAh) than the Dash (960 mAh). The Dash also did significantly better than the Blackberry 8703e’s 5 hour and 23 minute time. This is a big factor in the Dash's favor: although your battery life will vary (with things like the network signal strength having a significant impact on battery life), but HTC are obviously doing soemthing right to extend the battery life.
- 06-18-2007, 11:04 AM #22
To test music playback we set the device to play a looped album at maximum volume with all settings at their default. We time how long it takes for the phone to run out of battery power. The T-Mobile Dash lasted 7 hours and 23 minutes in our music playback test. This is not a impressive a score as the Dash’s talk time test, but is still good. The Dash will give you about the same battery life when playing music as phones like the Treo 700p (8 hours 8 minutes) or the LG Chocolate (7 hours 37 minutes). It again did much better than the Motorola Q, which was only able to manage 5 hours and 25 minutes.
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- 06-18-2007, 11:51 AM #25
Oh, NOOOO! archie is wrong, wrong, wrong.
The iPhone can't possibly have better battery life than initially posted.
Apple doesn't have the ability archie thinks it does to design software to provide superior battery life.
blah, blah, blah
You know, its funny how I seem crazy, uninformed, naive or stupid until time passes and it reveals that I am correct; don't you think?
Yet it happens continuosly and no one is willing to believe that I know what I am talking about.