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Apple puts finishing touches on iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Jun 2007 14:47 User comments (11)

Apple puts finishing touches on iPhone Apple announced on Monday that they have updated the upcoming iPhone and that the estimated battery life was now two hours longer than anticipated. Apple also said they had upgraded the plastic face to optical-quality glass.
Battery life is one of the most common complaints for smartphones and most heavy users are forced to carry around their chargers or a second battery just to make it through the day. With the new upgrade, users should have 8 hours of talk time and 6 hours worth of data.

Apple also claims the device can remain on standby for 11 days and play 7 hours of video, a figure that seems very high.

The new display makes the device more resistant to scratching and better for video viewing.

As always, CEO Steve Jobs released a statement hyping the product and its updates, "There has never been a phone like iPhone, and we can't wait to get this truly magical product into the hands of customers starting just 11 days from today".

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11 user comments

118.6.2007 18:36

Hmm...$500 for a iphone, or $600 for a ps3...

I bet not many people are complaining about the iphone's price, are they?

Im sure when its dropped once the screen will shatter and be useless and the phone will stop working. Yippie. Something else to buy pain-in-the-ass insurance for.

Pass.

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218.6.2007 19:11

Paper weight.......

318.6.2007 19:15

yeah the idea of glass in a some thing it get banged around a lot doesn't sound good to me

418.6.2007 21:15
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i wont get the first gen..iPhone but i will def get second gen after they work out the problems that will arise for sure :)

519.6.2007 10:02

i would be really into this phone but the camera is a bit disapointing for me, especialy owning a k810i cybershot it's a big step down.... :-(

620.6.2007 10:03

wanna bet the first day it comes out, there will be people who will complain the hell out of the iphone?

721.6.2007 16:51

don't know how well it will really work but Apple is raising the bar on portable communication

821.6.2007 18:48

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Apple also said they had upgraded the plastic face to optical-quality glass.
I don't like the glass due to the fact if it drops accidentally it will break and repair is going to be costly.

922.6.2007 1:04

How can they call it a smart phone when it isn't even 3G?!?

1023.6.2007 10:36

This is a smart phone for the smart phone noobs....

It is a very big step up for those who don't know what to expect. Almost all the features that the iPhone provides have already been implemented across many other makers.... Hurry up Apple.

1123.6.2007 11:32

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I don't like the glass due to the fact if it drops accidentally it will break and repair is going to be costly.
That's not necessarily true, it depends on the way it's done. I have a Dexlight flashlight with a glass lens and I can just throw it in a pocket or anything without being worried about it.

If it's tempered glass wrapped with a hard metal you should be able to stab it with an icepick

http://www.alumaxbath.com/tech/tgp.htm

Heat-treated glasses are classified as either fully tempered or heat strengthened. According to Federal Specification DD-G-1403B, fully tempered glass must have a surface compression of 10,000 psi or more or an edge compression of 9,700 psi or more. Heat-strength glass must have a surface compression between 3,500 and 10,000 psi, or an edge compression between 5,500 and 9,700 psi. The fracture characteristics of heat- strengthened glass vary widely from very much like annealed glass near the 3,500 psi level to similar to fully tempered glass at the 10,000 psi level.

HEAT TREATMENT PRINCIPLE

Glass can fracture when its surfaces or edges are placed into tension. Under these conditions inherent surface or edge fissures may propagate into visible cracks.

The basic principle employed in the heat treating process is to create an initial condition of surface and edge compression. This condition is achieved by first heating the glass, then cooling the surfaces rapidly. This leaves the center glass thickness relatively hot compared to the surfaces. As the center thickness then cools, it forces the surfaces and edges into compression. Wind pressure, missile impact, thermal stresses or other applied loads must first overcome this compression before there is any possibility of fracture.
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