“Apple now says the iPhone’s battery is good for up to eight hours of talk time or 250 hours on standby. But what the company isn’t saying is how this has been achieved,” Stephen Withers reports for iTWire.
“We suspect that the battery capacity is unchanged from the January announcement, and that one of two things has happened,” Withers writes.
1. The only thing that’s changed is Apple’s estimate of how long a charge will last.
2. Fine-tuning of the iPhone’s power management and other characteristics.
Withers writes, “Or maybe Apple knew that pundits would find fault with the device (and battery life and the potential for scratched screens have been at or near the top of the list), so it initially left those issues open and sat back waiting to slap the inevitable criticisms down just before the ship date.”
Full article here.