It would take a pretty technologically insular personality to be oblivious of the fact that Apple’s long awaited iPhone is to be released this month. Ever since the release of the iPod six years ago, Apple’s best advertising has come free of charge. It’s not surprising then that nowadays just about everyone seems to be talking about the company’s latest creation.
Apple announces iPhone now delivers up to 8 hours of talk time, new glass display
Talk about last minute upgrades: In a press release today, Apple has revealed a number of significant upgrades to both the iPhone’s battery life and touch screen.
Instead of what I believe was around 5 hours of video/talk and 16 hours of audio playback, Apple has updated the iPhone’s battery life rating to the following numbers: up to 8 hours talk time, a whopping 250 hours of standby (over 10 days), 6 hours of internet use, 7 hours of video playback and 24 hours of audio playback.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt is a very smart guy. He’s is also absolutely giddy over his new iPhone. As a member of Apple’s board of directors, Schmidt got his very own iPhone and is anxious to show people. In this video (found via iPhone Alley), Schmidt shows off his iPhone at the World Economic Forum.
With the iPhone launch still over a week away, mobile market research firm M:Metrics reports that 19 million Americans have shown strong interest in purchasing the device.
“This data confirms that the iPhone has sparked the imaginations of consumers and is not merely a topic of conversation among insiders and technology enthusiasts,” said Mark Donovan, senior vice president and senior analyst, M:Metrics.
Web hosting provider SherpaHost (sherpahost.com) announced on Monday that the demand for .mobi domain name extensions has increased because of the growing anticipation over the Apple iPhone’s (apple.com/iphone) debut on June 29.