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.