Battery Life on Apple iPhone Actually Stinks

Well before the iPhone officially hit stores on Friday, Steve Jobs told us that the device would have great battery life. If a new report coming out of WirelessInfo.com is to be believed, Jobs was lying through his teeth (or at least inflating the figures in his favor).

Originally, Apple told us that the iPhone would be capable of about 8 hours of talk time on a single charge. In a real-life experiment, a user only got 4 hours and 3 minutes of voice. It’s not uncommon for companies to inflate their claims just a little (by keeping the backlight off and so forth), but HALF?!?

Furthermore, the same tester at Wireless Info only got 3 hours and 11 minutes using the web browser and EDGE, compared to Apple’s claim that you can surf the ‘net for 6 hours. Again, HALF?!?!

I haven’t had a chance to play with an iPhone myself, so I can’t speak to the veracity of this claim. Any iPhone owners out there want to ring in with their own battery life experience? Leave a comment below to let us know.


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