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Latest Apple iPhone 7 leak reveals larger capacity battery and ceramic body

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Latest Apple iPhone 7 leak reveals larger capacity battery and ceramic body
Do you believe that where there is smoke there is fire? Last month, a render of the Apple iPhone 7 included a ceramic back. Today, the use of ceramic showed up again with another leak that calls for a ceramic body to be used on the next iteration of the handset. The HTC One S employed ceramic on the phone, and that lead to too much chipping of the device. Perhaps the technology has improved greatly since the 2012 release of the HTC model.

Additionally, a photograph of what is purportedly the battery that will power the iPhone 7, reveals that the cell has a capacity of 7.04 Whr. That is a 6.5% increase in capacity over the 6.61 Whr that the iPhone 6s battery contains. Without knowing the voltage, it would be impossible to get a capacity size for the cell in milliampere-hours (mAh). Comparing two batteries, the one with the larger Whr number will most likely offer longer battery life.

One reason why Apple has allegedly removed the 3.5mm earphone jack from the iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus was to allow a larger sized battery to fit inside the device. If this image is legit, it would appear that the iPhone 7 will come with a slightly improved battery life. It might not be enough to make the power users happy, but any increase in iPhone battery life will be well received.


source: MacRumors

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posted on 18 Mar 2016, 17:24 9

1. Jimrod (Posts: 980; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Too many contradictory iP7 leaks to know which many be genuine... Maybe that's Tim's new secrecy tactic!

That said, ceramic is too hard for a device that may be dropped, you need some shock absorption or it'll just chip/shatter.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 17:31 8

2. nctx77 (Posts: 1697; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Don't you worry. Jonny will explain the ceramic process in one of his famous videos.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 17:42 7

3. sgodsell (Posts: 3224; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If they are going with a ceramic back, then most likely Apple will support wireless charging. Since you cannot have wireless charging through a metal back. So now the Apple Zealot's will not be able to complain about the other smartphones on the market which do not have metal backs. Or better yet they won't be able to say crappy things about superior materials.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 04:00 2

28. Switch00 (Posts: 399; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Attention attention all Samsung workers... Production lines switching from aluminum to ceramic. S8 coming with ceramic body.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 14:15

48. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 448; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Funny, seeing as the S7 has a glass back. Great attempt though! Maybe you'll even succeed at being witty next time!

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 09:15 1

33. youssef44 (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


If the wireless charging will be like Samsung or lg it will be very stupid feature because it's a docking station not wireless!!

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 09:20

34. youssef44 (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


If the wireless charging will be like Samsung or lg it will be very stupid feature because it's a docking station for charging not wireless charging!!

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 17:44 3

4. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


With the iPhone's low repairability score (as per iFixit), along with ceramic...

Does Apple do this as a tactic to make iUsers buy a new iPhone after they've dropped and chipped-off theirs, hence quicker iPhone sales and profits?

Just saying.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 17:54 4

6. nctx77 (Posts: 1697; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


what about that shattered back glass on the S7? didnt they learn from what they copied?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:02 12

7. tedkord (Posts: 10231; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


So much irony, being in an article about Apple copying HTC. Again.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:25 2

10. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2130; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The One S had a ceramic coating over metal. It wasn't actually ceramic. If you want to say they are copying One Plus, then that's fair game.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-shows-off-its-process-for-making-the-super-strong-One-S-body_id28025

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 10:11 1

36. tedkord (Posts: 10231; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I'm saying they copied The One S just as much as Samsung copied the iPhone 6.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:41

12. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Huh? The S7's glass body is actually stronger than those in the Xperia Z series.

You're kidding, right?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:29 6

11. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2130; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Since when was a 7 a "low repairability score"? Are you sure you aren't thinking of the GS7 (3)?

https://www.ifixit.com/smartphone-repairability

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 22:25 2

18. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


nah just don't mind him, he's a blind fanboy/hater.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 00:44

22. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


@nodes

I'm no hater. Come on, you know what I claimed is TRUE.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 03:07 2

27. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


dude, seriously? Napalm_3nema has given a link from ifixit, look at it.
if you considered 7 is a low score, then what about Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and up?
it only scores 3, man, THREE.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 00:06 4

20. emmawilliam834 (Posts: 151; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)


Ceramic body is a nice idea to get rid of antenna bands completely.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:05

8. Finalflash (Posts: 2769; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Too many contradictions because it's 6 months till the next iPhone. The frivolous crap like materials and dual cameras can be tested up until 3 months prior. The rest is not speculation worthy.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 19:25

13. zeeBomb (Posts: 1779; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


How much battery is that? Anyone has an idea?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 19:43 5

14. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Phone batteries are usually 3.8-3.85V

Whr = V*mAh
mAh = Whr / V

So if this rumor is true, the iPhone 7 has a 1830-1850mAh battery

But AFAIK it's better to compare the Whr anyways, since power is in W (i.e. VxA)
e.g. 4V 2000mAh battery would have more power than a 3V 2100mAh

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 14:17

49. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 448; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Wow. Absolutely pathetic mAh rating.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 22:03 1

15. lyndon420 (Posts: 3838; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Most people still use a case though.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 22:15 2

16. AlikMalix (Posts: 5053; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Ceramic is usually used as a heat retardant, Porsches ferraris and lamvorginis along with other high end and super cars cars use ceramic composite brake rotors... They're super strong and much better at handling friction and heat than metal.

I don't understand why a phone needs to be made out of it, I like the cold feel of metal or aluminum. But everyone is making phones from aluminum. Apple is probably trying to move to a something different.

I for one couldn't care as long as it's not plastic, or feels too light for that premium feel (like the s6 edge). I care that they flatten the damn camera - those leaks with dual camera make me cringe. I love everything about my 6s except the design of the back and that aweful protruding camera. Just make it thicker (leave empty air in there - I don't care).

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 00:28 2

21. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2130; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


They need to make it out of real carbon fiber and save me having to buy an Evutec CF case every two generations.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 01:40 2

23. AlikMalix (Posts: 5053; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Carbon fiber is too thick if you want it to be strong enough... I think.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 05:23 1

30. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


stainless steel grade 905L

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 10:17

39. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2130; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


It might be, but it would be lighter. I would honestly prefer the phone be a little thicker and a lot lighter. Maybe then my iPhone would stop trying to tug my basketball shorts down. Besides, aluminum, glass, and polycarbonate are just played out and everyone has done those materials. It's time for a jump to something that isn't common.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 12:14

41. AlikMalix (Posts: 5053; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I get that, but if you want light, try the Samsung Galaxy S 6 Edge and Samsung Glalaxy S 6 Edge Plus (long name... eh). They are light - too light for me - doesn't feel like there's substance, but design is better than iPhones and it will provide the lightness you need.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 14:18

50. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 448; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Or even better: graphene. The ultimate heat conductor. No more sweaty palms.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 05:25

31. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


well you should be happy someone is pushing the boundaries. mainly used on Rolex and Breitling Rado.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 04:03

47. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


ooh looks like dual camera gone this time ? :)

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 17:51 3

5. flavius22 (Posts: 140; Member since: 23 Aug 2015)


These guys really like HTC

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 15:58

45. youssef44 (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


Everyone like the beautiful design and HTC has this adjective. The worst thing at HTC's phones is the software!! too many features I don't find it at the software of HTC's phones. I hope to develop it soon

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:13

9. shield (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


2100mAh iP7 and iP7 plus 3000mAh and iP 7 Pro 3300mAh.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 22:19 3

17. sgodsell (Posts: 3224; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If the iPhone 6s has a 1715 mha battery (6.61 whr), then 6% would make it 1825 mha and not 2100 mha.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 02:13

24. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


it can be 2100mAh if they lower the voltage (in case their new processor is more power efficient)

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 14:19

51. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 448; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Nah, Li-Ion batteries are best at those voltage ranges. You can't just build one to any random voltage. Power efficiency is basically never compensated with voltage.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 22:34 2

19. kishore3k (Posts: 34; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


NOW Jony Ive is theft the idea from China Companies (Oneplus X and Xiaomi Mi5 Pro). Looking forward to the day a iPhone with ceramic body so that those Chinese company call him Stealer

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 04:03 1

29. Chuck007 (Posts: 1035; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Thought the 5C had a ceramic body way before it became a hit on Chinese phones?

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 10:13 1

37. tedkord (Posts: 10231; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The iPhone 5c? It was polycarbonate.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 12:15 1

42. AlikMalix (Posts: 5053; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


5c is plastic...

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 02:23 1

25. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


A Chinese made phone made from bone China, and Apple has more bull than a Apple China shop.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 02:28 1

26. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


If Apple continue to use 16gb as their base model it shows their greed has no bounds as there is no justification in these days of data hungry apps.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 09:08

32. youssef44 (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


Don't make it Apple .. I don't want to see my fingerprint on my phone !! Metal is seem better and has more quality!

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 09:31

35. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


Metal is cheap. Ceramic is pure class.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 10:13 1

38. tedkord (Posts: 10231; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Ceramic is impractical.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 12:17 1

43. AlikMalix (Posts: 5053; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I agree metal (even if cheaper) is better and more practical.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 15:50

44. youssef44 (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


I don't know if it's cheap or expensive!! The most important thing is I want something parctical and beautiful!! Fingerprints on the phone is very ugly looking!

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 11:57

40. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


I like the idea of ceramic body. I hope it turns out to be true.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 20:47 1

46. chenski (Posts: 350; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Ceramic body, so apple is copying Xiaomi

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