Apple iPhone gets 8 hour talk time, new screen

Apple iPhone gets 8 hour talk time, new screen

Summary: Apple has smartened up the specs for the iPhone as the US launch date draws closer, promising users more chatting and browsing time.The Mac maker has announced that it has boosted the iPhone's talk time -- an issue that has been worrying analysts -- to between six and eight hours of Internet use, seven hours of video playback or 24 hours of audio playback.

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Apple has smartened up the specs for the iPhone as the US launch date draws closer, promising users more chatting and browsing time.

The Mac maker has announced that it has boosted the iPhone's talk time -- an issue that has been worrying analysts -- to between six and eight hours of Internet use, seven hours of video playback or 24 hours of audio playback.

Apple said the iPhone will also deliver 250 hours of standby but the company warned that not all users will achieve these benchmarks because actual battery performance will depend on network configuration "and many other factors; actual results may vary".

It's a significant update to the Apple's original spec. When the iPhone was first announced in January, CEO Steve Jobs promised the handset would offer five hours of talk time, Internet use or video playback and 16 hours of audio playback.

While it may be a step up on the initial talk times promised for the iPhone, the device is still lagging behind the O2 Jet, launched last year, which apparently delivers talk time of almost 10 hours and 540 hours of standby time.

The update also means an end to the plastic touchscreen, which will be replaced with a glass one -- in order to prevent scratching.

The iPhone is scheduled to go on sale in a matter of days in the US, priced at US$499 for a 4GB model and US$599 for the 8GB counterpart. According to a recent survey, nine percent of US mobile subscribers claimed they had a "strong interest" in buying the device.

In Australia, the iPhone is expected to go on sale early next year.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, iPhone, IT Employment

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  • Are you stupid?

    The O2 Jet device is not a full-featured phone. I does not even come close to doing the basic things iPhone will do. Give it video, wi-fi, and full iPod then come back and talk to me.
    Are you really that senseless?
    anonymous
  • Are you?

    This iphone must have one of those new super batteries...Oh wait there are no super batteries...HHHMMM That means this is BS and this thing will probably work like 2 hours browsing the web. You probably believe the auto industries stated MPG too huh.
    anonymous
  • Obvious, a new king of batteries!

    Oh Apple geeks,
    It-s the new technology in batteries... they use VAPOR on it!
    That-s why it-s trademarked as Applevapor.
    LOLLLL
    anonymous
  • Apple I phone

    Can't you guys just except something new and go with it >>>>>>>>>>>stop acting like little bitches!!!!!!!
    anonymous
  • Are U stupid

    Yeh, what he said
    anonymous
  • I for one...

    I for one am extremely curious to see what the uptake of the iPhone will be like here in Australia...
    Going by the current RRP in the US, this phone will be reasonably priced compared to other similar products.
    I don't know why I want one... I just know I want one.
    Dymos