iPhone better than competition, says Apple

In some new data as part of the PR exercise leading up to the launch of the iPhone later this month, Apple says the iPhone has better battery life than some of its major competitors. The data released by the company compares the iPhone to the Nokia N95, Samsung Blackjack, BlackBerry Curve 8300 and Palm Treo 750. Notice there isn’t a Sony Ericsson Walkman phone in there! And why do we insist on the Walkman phone? Because Apple is comparing the multimedia battery life. Not quite an “Apples to Apples” comparison, is it? (Larger comparison chart and full press release can be seen here.)

According to the data, Apple has increased the battery life projections originally released in January this year. In terms of sheer talktime, it will beat all phones by almost 100% except the Blackjack which lasts only 2.5 hours less at 5.5 hours of talktime! In a release, the company said:

Apple® 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.
Now, what about roaming talktime, or user habits? That’s why one needs to look at such (PR) data with a pinch of salt and discount say, at least 25% of it? Only time will tell.

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, N95, Palm, BlackBerry, Battery life

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