Apple has already upgraded its yet-unreleased iPhone. They announced this morning a battery capable of 8 hours of talk time, and over 10 days of standby time. Additionally, the previously plastic touch-screen is now optical-quality glass for better clarity and durability.
Straight from the mouth of Jobs:
With 8 hours of talk time, and 24 hours of audio playback, iPhone’s battery life is longer than any other ‘Smartphone’ and even longer than most MP3 players,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also upgraded iPhone’s entire top surface from plastic to optical-quality glass for superior scratch resistance and clarity. There has never been a phone like iPhone, and we can’t wait to get this truly magical product into the hands of customers starting just 11 days from today.
Seems investors are listening, as Apple Stock opened $3 higher than it closed on Friday.