iPhone Observations

Just passed by Virgin and they are selling the controllers for 45kd each. Together in the US retail will get you the Wii and those controllers.

Just passed by Virgin and they are selling the controllers for 45kd each. Together in the US retail will get you the Wii and those controllers.

With all the hoop-la on the iPhone I come to notice somethings that has me wondering and thats about the battery/power source of this thing.

First thing that comes to mind is the battery life for the iPhone.

Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing
Up to 16 hours Audio playback

So comparing that to a comparable phone like the Sony Ericsson P990i

UMTS 3 hours 300 hours
GSM 9 hours 340 hours

Thats a lot of hours unaccounted for. I’ve used my P990 for a full day talking, diet browsing, messaging etc and that sure is a lot longer than 5 hours.

Which got me thinking where is the battery pack?

The pictures I’ve seen of the phone show this nice metal shell around it with no latch or hook to release it. This leads me to believe that the battery isn’t replaceable. It is exactly like the iPod battery system, which is some gel thing they wrapped around the device to save space (which could explain how they can getit so thin).

Also means you can’t remove it, and if it fails after a year or two of use, you are pretty much screwed.

Also if it crashes how do you reboot it? All phones now we just remove the battery and shove it back in and tada we are back in working order.

Then I have one other question, how do you charge it? The pictures I’ve seen so far show the phone in people’s hands and not being charged. It doesn’t come with USB so that is out of the question.

6 thoughts on “iPhone Observations”

  1. I read somewhere that you can hook the phone with a small devise that extend the battery life, like the one they have for iPod’s!

  2. Even if they’re sued, that won’t cut the launch of the iPhone. They might win the case, pay cisco for the name, or come up with a new name like iCell, iCall, iAufruf. :P

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