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Apple has announced that the iPhone will offer up to eight hours of talk time, six hours of internet use, seven hours of video playback, 24 hours of audio playback and 250 hours of standby time using its internal battery. These numbers represent a significant improvement over original estimates. Apple also announced that the entire top surface of the iPhone, including the 3.5-inch screen, has been upgraded from plastic to optical-quality glass for better scratch resistance and visual 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.”

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Comments

1

That’s great news on both accounts!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on June 18, 2007 at 9:36 AM (CDT)

2

Too bad.  I was looking forward to all of the whining about the screen getting scratched.

Posted by otaku on June 18, 2007 at 9:39 AM (CDT)

3

The optical glass quality screen sounds great but I’m still slapping on a screen protector just to be sure.

Posted by iixer0ii on June 18, 2007 at 9:43 AM (CDT)

4

That answers my #1 question about the iPhone: the question of screen durability.

Posted by scott Cox on June 18, 2007 at 10:19 AM (CDT)

5

Hear that sound? It’s the cries of millions of screen protector producers. Good news, very good news.

Posted by Bad Beaver on June 18, 2007 at 11:47 AM (CDT)

6

amazing, too bad its 500 bucks.

Posted by navas on June 18, 2007 at 12:18 PM (CDT)

7

This convinces me even more to wait until future iPhone models are available versus being an early adopter.

[Moderator note: Insult to other readers removed; please avoid ad hominem attacks on fellow readers.]

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on June 18, 2007 at 12:20 PM (CDT)

8

Um, i don’t hear any “cries” about screen protectors.

Rest assured, that market is quite safe, “optical-quality glass” or not. Glass is still quite scratchable by an average user who throws their devices around. Like pretty much every other sophisticated toy, if you treat it nicely, it won’t get all beat up. If not, it will get scratched.

This isn’t complex.

Posted by Jeff Fields on June 18, 2007 at 2:34 PM (CDT)

9

well, let’s hope the next generation of iPods also come with optical glass faceplates.

Posted by Lawrence Mikkelsen in New Zealand on June 19, 2007 at 12:56 AM (CDT)

10

Great new!!!! Steve jobs is incredible!!!! master of gadjetsss!!!!! coool
but still my question is iphone will gona available unlocked version so that we can use other company’s sim cards????

Posted by Bhisham on June 19, 2007 at 2:46 AM (CDT)

11

Never has so much been written about a piece of technology which excels at being the product of style over substance.

All this hype is just inexcusable. Give us a break p..leease.

Posted by Ron Miller on June 19, 2007 at 6:47 PM (CDT)

12

Wouldn’t that mean that if you drop it face down the screen is virtually dead because of glass breakage?

Posted by Stephany on June 19, 2007 at 8:22 PM (CDT)

13

well that sucks ass for me since I already own one…
are they gonna upgrade my old one?
hell I’d be willing to pay a bit to have that done if it’s that much better.

Posted by Eric on December 28, 2007 at 7:19 PM (CST)

14

Why is there no way to fix a broken screen.  Apple told me that after a few weeks of ownership when the screen gets broken you have to buy a new phone.  No fix.  Anyone found a solution?

Posted by Robert Mercer on December 8, 2008 at 10:53 PM (CST)

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