Dvorak Claims iPhone Battery Lasts 40 Minutes

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chris

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Is it me or have we had enough of this guy. Baseless claims and pure BS. Last week, he suggests Apple scrap the iPhone or sell to Samsung. This week, his "unnamed source" tells him the battery lasts only 40 minutes. Perhaps this Cingular mole isn't a tester, but purely an Apple hater. One who knows that by telling Dvorak (known Apple basher), he essentially creates confusion in the market. If this is BS (and I suspect it is), it will generate a bad buzz for the iPhone. True or not, suggesting a mobile phone has 40 minutes of talk time...cannot be good for businesss.

In a related story, Steve Jobs has officially removed Dvorak from his Christmas card list.
 

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I for one have had enough. He will say anything just to get attention. Wait a week and he will recant his statements and say that we just misunderstood him. The best thing we can do is just ignore him.

Watch the video in this article and you will know all you need to about this jerk.
 

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I thought the same thing. there is no way this guy could know what this info. I think that he is going around and trying to find bad info. he just needs to shut his mouth and wait until the phone comes out. that is if he was smart. because we all know that a company would not giva a beta test phone to someone who is going to give them bad press. A beta is just that a test. to see where they could improve it. so if he was truly connected Apple could get him in a lot of trouble.
 

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I HIGHLY doubt its true. However, we may be taking this out of context. Maybe with MAX settings the battery loses 40mins of life OR it is degraded to only 40 mins. I.E. Screen Max Brightness Volume Max Volume Peripherals attached(which run off iPhone battery) While watching video etc.
 

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Dvorak's useless, except to himself. Kind of reminds me of Morton Downey Jr. Once people realized they're supposed to ignore him, he just faded away. Hopefully the same fate will befall this shmo.

-K
 

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Actually, though I hate to say it, there may be more truth than fiction to this story. Can't say how I know but ultimately it's of little consequence to all of us out here in consumer-world. It might only be the cause of a lot of lost nights of sleep if you're on the inside.

Doesn't make Dvorak any less of a sh** for jumping up and down in the media over this.

Apple, Dvorak and everyone else knows Apple can't launch a phone with less than optimal battery life. And they won't. So, there's really no viable story.

If anything Dvorak has just given people a small glimpse into the normal workings of an aggressive technology company. It's tough work!
 
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Dvorak probably applied for a job with Apple in 1984, got rejected and it's just been a long hard battle ever since....let him say what he wants about the iPhone and then regret being the only person without one...and P.S. guaranteed Apple wouldn't put the iPhone in stores if it only had 40 minutes of battery life...that would just look poorly on the company...
 

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Dvorak probably applied for a job with Apple in 1984, got rejected and it's just been a long hard battle ever since....let him say what he wants about the iPhone and then regret being the only person without one...and P.S. guaranteed Apple wouldn't put the iPhone in stores if it only had 40 minutes of battery life...that would just look poorly on the company...
I agree, Steve Jobs wouldn't boast 5 hours of battery life if it actually only lasted 40 minutes. Imagine the lines at Cingular and Apple to return the iPhone due to poor battery life, what a disaster that would be for both companies, I just don't think they would be that irresponsible.
 

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I have read a lot of posts here and on other forums where members expressed their concern about the iPhone's battery life. I know that Apple has a good track record with iPods living up to and even exceeding their published battery life. Is the same true of other Apple products (like the MacBook)? If so, what reason is there to think that the iPhone's battery specs are exagerated?
 

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I have read a lot of posts here and on other forums where members expressed their concern about the iPhone's battery life. I know that Apple has a good track record with iPods living up to and even exceeding their published battery life. Is the same true of other Apple products (like the MacBook)? If so, what reason is there to think that the iPhone's battery specs are exagerated?
Agreed, and after all, with the battery permanently sealed in the case I think they know they've got to get it right. :)
 

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Agreed, and after all, with the battery permanently sealed in the case I think they know they've got to get it right. :)
Are we sure the battery is sealed in? I know that's a very Apple thing to do, but all the same, somehow a cellphone with no replaceable battery seems even worse than an iPod with no (user) replaceable battery.
 

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All of the info I have heard indicates that the battery is sealed. Although I'm not crazy about this, if battery life is sufficient I can live with it. One thing I'm wondering is how to do a "hard boot" without removing the battery, this is common practice with my Blackberry. It must be a combination of key punches?
 

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Are we sure the battery is sealed in? I know that's a very Apple thing to do, but all the same, somehow a cellphone with no replaceable battery seems even worse than an iPod with no (user) replaceable battery.
We're sure. Refs here, here, here, and here from folks who have had hands on.

While apps and software capabilities may evolve by June, the form factor won't. This includes no battery door and, unfortunately, no flash memory slot (would it have been so hard to build a microSD slot?).

-K
 

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Agreed, and after all, with the battery permanently sealed in the case I think they know they've got to get it right. :)
Well... There's permanently sealed, and permanently sealed....

I'm sure there will be battery upgrade kits for the iPhone, just like the iPod, within weeks of release..

I'm sure that an adventurous plastic/metalsmith will even make a custom back for it to make future access to the battery easier.. Perhaps even accommodate a larger battery.

If the ?TV can get as hacked/customized as it has in such a short time, I highly doubt that the "permanently sealed" battery will remain much of an issue ;-)

just my $0.02US

jwd