Apple Announces Longer iPhone Battery Life

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares are higher after the company Monday morning announced that the iPhone will ship with “significantly longer battery life” when it ships on June 29 than originally estimated when the phone was announced in January.

The company now says the phone will have up to 8 hours of talk time, 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback or 24 hours of audio playback. The phone will offer up to 250 hours of standby time, the company said.

The company had originally said that the phone would offer 5 hours of talk time, Internet use or video playback, or 16 hours of audio playback. The company also said that the top surface of the phone has been changed to optical-quality glass from plastic “to achieve a superior level of scratch resistance and optical clarity.”

As you certainly know by now, the iPhone will go on sale on June 29, at $499 for a 4GB model and $599 for an $8 GB model.

Apple Monday is up $3.01 at $123.51.

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