Originally Posted by AdonisSMU
But it's the truth. Why shouldn't it be reported. Granted this has nothing to do with sales. So in reality it's off topic.
Here are the actual figures from that ilounge report:
Cellular Data. Apple promises up to 6 hours of 3G Internet use.
iPhone 4 6:47 run time 407 +13.06%
AT&T iPhone 4S 5:54 run time 354 -1.67%
Verizon iPhone 4S 5:53 353 -1.94%
Sprint iPhone 4S 5:23 323 -10.28%
Wi-Fi Data. Apple promises up to 9 hours of Wi-Fi Internet use, down from 10 hours on the iPhone 4
iPhone 4 8:35 515 -14.17% (from 10 hr promise)
iPhone 4S 8:30 510 -5.56% (from 9 hr promise)
iPhone 4 iOS 5 8:18 498 -17% (from 10 hr promise)
Cellular Calling. Apple now promises up to 8 hours of 3G calling time with the iPhone 4S, up from 7 on the iPhone 4.
AT&T iPhone 4 7:06 426 +1.43% (from 7 hr promise)
AT&T iPhone 4S 7:16 436 -9.17% (from 8 hr promise)
Verizon iPhone 4S 8:27 507 +5.63% (from 8 hr promise)
Sprint iPhone 4S 6:27 387 -19.37% (from 8 hr promise)
Cellular data: All about an hour less than the iPhone 4, but only a few minutes behind actual promised time. Sprint is lowest.
WiFi Data: 5 minutes less than the iPhone 4 and both about a half hour under promised time
Cellular Calling: More time promised than iPhone 4. The 4 beat it's promise by 6 minutes, The AT&T 4S is 44 minutes under, Verizon is 27 mins over and Sprint is well in last again by being 93 minutes under promise.
I'm wondering if there isn't some firmware issue specific to the Sprint model, b/c it's numbers are significantly different than the other 2 and nothing really stands out for why that would be occurring. Hopefully those times can be improved w/updates.
EDIT: Updated w/the +/- from each phone based on their original promise. So the iPhone 4 is compared against it's 10 hr promise for Wi-Fi, where the 4S is promised against 9 hrs, so it is compared w/that promise.