Apple Upgrades iPhone Battery and Display

iPhone Side View

Steve Jobs announced today that the iPhone’s battery life will now last through 8 hours of talk time, as opposed to the 5 hours that was originally announced at Macworld.

Additionally, the iPhone battery will endure 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback and 24 hours of audio playback. If you leave the phone on standby: 250 hours — that’s more than 10 days.

“iPhone’s battery life is longer than any other smartphone and even longer than most MP3 players,” said Jobs in a press release.

Apple also upgraded the iPhone’s uppermost display layer, changing it from plastic to glass in order to make it more scratch-resistant.

The news of the iPhone upgrades raised Apple shares, which were already at an all-time high, by $3.37, to $123.87.

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