I was on CNBC late today talking iPhone, etc. My fellow guest was columnist John Dvorak, who was invited on to defend his “Apple should kill the iPhone” column, as well as to substantiate his poor battery performance claims for the device.
As you’ll see, Dvorak didn’t really do either. He hedged almost entirely on his previously much-cited “40-minutes of iPhone battery-life” claim, saying it could be any number from 40 minutes to 5 hours. Too bad, because he had a stronger case on that one — iPhone can’t help but have lower battery life given its large screen, etc. — but he gave it even weaker support than he did his ill-considered argument for Apple backing out of the cell phone market.
Watch here. I’m particularly fond of the part where Dvorak goes all conspiracy-ish and suggests I’m on the Apple payroll.