A Closer Look at the iPhone Screen
There is a great posting at intomobile that takes a closer look at the most visible part of the iPhone: the screen. In the article, they break down the specs of the screen by size, resolution, and interface.
One of the most interesting points is that regardless of whether you are down with multi-touch, or like the resolution, the bigger screen size is a huge battery drain. Which brings us back to the same 800lb gorilla in the part of my brain that decides whether I am willing to pay for an iPhone or not: the built-in battery.
I currently use a Motorola Q and if I wasn’t able to upgrade from the included sucky battery to the bulkier extended-life battery, it would have been thrown into the closest dumpster. With an iPod you can deal with it running out of battery on the way to work. But when you need to make an important phone call and your built-in peters out, you will be hatin’ life.
My daughter has an iPhone (16Gig) and the battery life is fantastic. Maybe the reason you had to buy a battery for your Q is that batteries are expensive and to get you to buy the phone they give you a crappy battery standard so the phone looks cheap. I’ve replaced iPod batteries before, and I am not sweating it with the iPhone. In two years it will be out of date and you will want the 2010 iPhone by then. I don’t understand how technical people are offended by the internal battery, these are just the people to take the challenge to install one. Or maybe they are just lazy, or perhaps they are just dorks. Come on, get the flipping iPhone, you know you want it. Have you held one in your hands? Have you played with one? Get sucked in by the Apple Store’s reality distortion field and after a staff member with a mop cleans up your drool you’ll be reaching for your credit card like a zombie.
Nice post Ken the iPhone is more a iPod then a Phone with Safari web browser and a couple extra features.