iPhone's improved battery life

Summary:Apple improves iPhone battery life - but is it user-replaceable?

Apple has released some new info about the iPhone today - Battery life is significantly better than Apple estimated back in January!

The improvements are pretty impressive.  Talk time is up from 5 hours to 8 hours, Internet usage up from 5 hours to 6 hours, video playback up from 5 hours to 7 hours and audio playback up from an estimated 16 hours to 24 hours.  Bear in mind that this data will vary considerably depending on real-world usage, but it's still impressive.

Sounds like the Apple boffins either managed to cram a bigger battery into the phone or squeezed better efficiency out of the components. 

One thing that I'm still waiting to find out - is the battery user-replaceable?  Oh, and how usable is the virtual keyboard?  :-)

Topics: Apple, Hardware

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