Originally Posted by teckstud
It doesn't matter if the battery is best in its class as long as you can't swap it/replace it.
As the NY TImes reported on Saturday - " Until Apple put's in a replaceable battery, the iPhone will remain a toy rather than a tool."
Well, I hate to say the NYT is wrong, but I have put my iPhone to real work. Today I prepared a mock presentation while I was at lunch in order to test the device.
- took the photos I needed (camera)
- mind-mapped the presentation(Zeptopad)
- emailed the photos and mindmaps to a colleague
- received additional info from said colleague in a mail message
- called several people involved
- checked info on the Net
- adjusted my schedule
- made sample recordings of the presentation parts
- checked the weather forecast for the day and location of the presentation
- checked the location of the hall in Maps
- reserved a room online
- reserved a hotel room
- checked train schedules
- drew a map to the hall in Zeptopad and mailed it to the attendees
- used Band to work on a jingle to use as BGM during the presentation
That is real work, and my iPhone allowed me to do it without carrying a rucksack (MBA) on a 90 degree day.
When I got home, I synced the photos into my MacPro, reworked things in Keynote and Amadeus Pro, then put the presentation together.
The iPhone is no toy (well, it can be used for fun, too). If you know how to utilize it, it can be a fantastic tool.
Oh, and about the battery:
My old cel phone had a swappable battery. I never once swapped it and never bought a spare. Instead, I bought a cheap AA batt pack. AA batteries are available everywhere, so you can keep talking even after a spare would have died. I was also in the habit of always charging my phone when possible. Same with my iPhone. I always have a waist bag to carry a water bottle; just tossed the USB cable and brick in there. They weigh nothing and the phone charges fast if needed. Waiting to get a car adapter...
PS, I managed to sneak in a game of Sudoku just before returning to work.