Yes, you’ve all read the amazing iPhone battery life news, but do any of you really believe it? According to Apple Gazette, they claim:
iPhone now 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.
Checking out the cNet mobile phone battery life charts, the averages are between 3-6 hours of talk time, which is way more reasonable. 10 days of standby? My big sony laptop with massive power cells can’t even hibernate that long. Companies shouldn’t be allowed to make performance claims without independent certification. Then again, if Apple is lying–and I think they are grossly overstating the iPhone’s capabilities–there’s plenty of chance for a class action lawsuit around some kind of consumer fraud or false advertising claim.
Even still, everyone’s holding their breath for the next to get their hands on these. We won’t see a backlash until there’s decent market saturation and enough time for people to get over the initial “wow,” but believe my, it’s coming. The iPhone is too hyped to do anything but disappoint.
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