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Apple Updates iPhone Specs

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Jun 20, 2007, 12:31 PM   by (staff)

Apple has announced the iPhone will have longer battery than initially expected, with talk time increased to 8 hours and media playback times enhanced as well. The company also announced the front surface has been upgraded to a durable, scratch-proof glass, similar to what Motorola uses on several of its flagship phones. Today Apple announced the phone will launch with a new YouTube application as well, furthering its ties to Google. Over 10,000 videos will be available in H.264 format for playback on the iPhone (as well as Apple TV) at launch, and Apple claims every YouTube video will be available from the application by year's end.

more info at Apple »
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Jun 20, 2007, 2:26 PM

Still no 3G

YouTube is nice and all, but I still think releasing a $600 cell phone with Edge is a little silly. Of course, I'm not their target audience. I'm sure they will sell out on hype alone.
bitbucket said:
YouTube is nice and all, but I still think releasing a $600 cell phone with Edge is a little silly.

What choice did they have? ATT/Cingular's 3G coverage is still not good. Sad

EDGE sucks, but at...
hahahahahaha.. no 3g + playing you tube = crappy streaming and a crappy phone browser. enjoy the phone
Ive been seeing the IPhone commercials and the videos look good off of youtube.
Who cares about 3G compatibility? I'll just connect wirelessly when I want to crank down big files and/or Youtube vids. Besides, wireless connectivity is far more pervasive than 3G.

Find something meaningful to whine about.

Jun 22, 2007, 12:22 PM

A Guided Tour

Like like most products with big hype, it ALWAYS LOOKS good, always ^_^ Thats why they call it advertising
Wireless Buddy

Jun 20, 2007, 8:31 PM


It has Google Maps, Google YouTube, Google search, and Yahoo mail.
ROFLMAO... why not put GMAIL on it and not crappy yahoo mail?? They have google on everything else!

Jun 20, 2007, 1:23 PM

Where's the...

...bottle opener? I thought the big spec update would announce that they also put a bottle opener on it. Bummer Crying or Very sad
unless maybe apple will sell a bottle opener as an aftermarket accessory for the dock port ;)
BigHev said:
...bottle opener? I thought the big spec update would announce that they also put a bottle opener on it. Bummer Crying or Very sad

That has got to be the strangest feature I've ever seen on a phone.
i don't need a phone with a bottle opener, since there's one in each of my shoes!! (well, ok, my flip flops. reef fannings are the ish.)
eric Lin

Jun 21, 2007, 7:42 PM

my own opinion

i wrote my own take on the iphone here on the phone scoop blog: »

i think we're all losing sight of who this phone is really for. it's not for those of us who want the latest and greatest of every feature.

Jun 20, 2007, 2:01 PM

when does iphone get its own phonescoop page????

eric or rich...when r u putting that bad boy up?
Maybe when the phones is released and a reviewer will actually be able to get their hands on one.

Apple: "Let someone get a phone early so they can review it? What kind of idiocy is that?"

Jun 21, 2007, 1:03 PM

Two days old

This press release was put out on the 18th. »


Jun 20, 2007, 5:08 PM


Anyone tried reading a description of this video compression codec? Feels like my brain's going to ignite.
It's part of QuickTime and results in great quality video.
Jim Shorts

Jun 20, 2007, 12:55 PM

8hrs Talk time

Yeah right I Like to see that one. Twisted Evil
its possible. But who ISNT going to use all of the functions of that phone. Good luck keeping your phone charged without hookin it up to a car charger during the day.
i don't think a single phone out there meets its manufacturer's claimed talk time. it's under ideal conditions. but if apple's claim is an overestimate to the same degree (not too huge) that most manufacturers are, then it's still pretty impressive.

Jun 20, 2007, 3:14 PM

Tests done on 1900 Mhz Band

from iphone tech specs page

Talk Time: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhones and software. All talk time testing was done connected to a 1900MHz network. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the WiFi feature Ask to Join Networks was turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.
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