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Rumor: 4.7'' and 5.5'' Apple iPhone 6 battery capacity revealed

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Rumor: 4.7'' and 5.5'' Apple iPhone 6 battery capacity revealed
We've been figuratively drowned in Apple iPhone 6-related image leaks, and the industry hasn't been exactly shy when it comes to several other aspects of the iPhone 6, but the device's battery has remained veiled in secrecy. Until now, that is, at least if you trust the latest rumor that was set free in China.

According to the new rumor, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will come packing a cell with capacity between 1800 and 1900 mAh, while the larger, 5.5-inch version will make do with a 2500 mAh one. These numbers definitely fail to impress, especially compared with the current crop of Android smartphones, which are slowly getting beyond the 3000 mAh threshold. That said, this is actually a sizable upgrade, at least if you consider that the current Apple flagship -- the iPhone 5s -- is getting along with a 1570 mAh unit. In addition, there's always the possibility that Apple will introduce further battery and display optimizations, which will hopefully help the upcoming iPhone close the gap between its up time and that of its Android rivals, at least partially.

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours
Higher is better
Sony Xperia Z2
8h 10 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy S5
7h 38 min (Good)
HTC One (M8)
7h 12 min (Good)
LG G3
6h 14 min (Average)
Apple iPhone 5s
5h 2 min (Poor)
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As always, do keep in mind that none of the above is actually confirmed information, and given the obscurity of the alleged sources, there's no way to know if they have a good track record to begin with. That said, if these turn out to be true, this definitely wouldn't be the first (nor last) time that we get pieces of key information in advance from seemingly sketchy sources.


source: Sohu via G For Games

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posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:03 11

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I doubt this is true. Apple lost in the battery life department over a year ago when flagships started to outlast their iPhone, especially the Droid Maxx. All we can do now is play the waiting game until Sept.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:24 4

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Yup-per. As I type this reply using my Maxx.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 10:24

23. Luuthian (Posts: 240; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I wouldn't doubt it the news actually... Based on how thin the device is going to be and the fact that Apple has always relied more on optimization than battery size would likely indicate only a small increase in battery capacity.

But that might be fine. It's going to depend on how much juice they can squeeze out of newer tech.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 13:32

37. tacarat (Posts: 725; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


Optimizations are great, but leaving out features also helped battery life. When iOS 7 hit, there were a lot of articles about saving juice on tech sites. Most of them were to turn off new features and read like most android guides. Live wallpapers go off, sync options, etc.

The competition is at the point where they can't leave easy features on the table. Their lwp, however, could have been.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 10:38

26. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Tell me how is this front panel different from every other iPhone aside from the fact that its larger. The iPhone is the only apple product that cannot be justified. In fact it is the worst apple product.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 11:43 1

30. stealthd (unregistered)


Why does it need to be different? I mean, seriously, wtf are you talking about? The iPhone is their most popular product lol

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:11 3

2. promise7 (Posts: 857; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


"Rumor: 4.7'' and 5.5'' Apple iPhone 6 battery capacity revealed"

So... it hasn't actually been "revealed" since it's just a rumor.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:15 8

3. jayd3n (Posts: 33; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


another iFail

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:22 5

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Only critically, commercial sales tell a different story.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:19

4. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


it could be true bcuz current iphone has 1450 mah so 400 mah boost is normal for apple

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:20 4

5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Omg welcome to 2012 (or 2011?). For this part, I would never buy an iPhone.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:23 2

7. express77 (unregistered)


This company's greed is out of limit.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:26 1

9. sonisoe (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 May 2009)


battery life has always been iphone's achilles heels since the beginning, thats one of the things that stops me from getting one

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:28

10. Iodine (Posts: 1285; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Without reading the article I am betting about 8,36 Wh (2200 mAh), extrapolating purely from the display size increase (4,7"), but without considering any thickness or bezel reduction. Then there is a possibility to stay at 5,95 Wh (1570 mAh) as the iPhone 4S to 5 had seen minimal increase in battery capacity (5,3 Wh to 5,45) on the other hand 3GS to 4 had seen the biggest jump in iPhone history ever (from 4,5 Wh to 5,25).

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:29

11. xfire99 (Posts: 784; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


As long iOS limits widgets, semi multitasking and battery will do fine. The big different will be if real multitasking and having widgets running in background all the time.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 11:28

28. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Thats what Ashas do.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:19

32. amezcuaesteban (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


@xfire69 , I haven't been reading up on iOS, but how is it that it does "semi-multitasking"? Is it just a software tweak that makes it look like its multitasking? Thanks in advance.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:32 1

12. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Not surprising, apple always goes light on battery

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:37

34. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Apple always goes light on everything to squeeze the most profit out of consumers...

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:44

13. Diezparda (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


So basically they preferred slimmer profile over long lasting battery life

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 07:57

14. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 327; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I'm sorry but what kind of usage are those times reflecting? 5 hours for the iPhone 5s?? I really don't think so. I consider myself an average user and always get between 8 and 10 hours usage and up to 2 days standby...

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:56

18. Iodine (Posts: 1285; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


This is simply the kind of usage scenario where are android devices better at. Maybe there should be better and more detailed description of the test by Phone arena. I am getting 5+ hours with rather old battery and I also prefer high brightness (love the colorful retina display).

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:22

15. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 213; Member since: 27 May 2014)


Should of known the battery wasn't a big leap on Apple part

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:29 1

16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Ouch sounds like only half a day worth of battery life

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:42

17. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


I am eager to see the clash between the iPad nano (iPhone 6L) and the Note 4.

Seems like Note will beat the chips out of it in the battery endurance round.

Android L + further improved AMOLED screen efficiency and 3300-3500mAh should definitely bring some great results

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:17

19. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Here is how it will go down, just like last year, the Bloat 4 will win in the battery test, and the iPhone will win in GPU performance and in our hearts.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:28

33. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


U can suck my prince cock lewisworth

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 16:48

42. tedkord (Posts: 9952; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And Android will continue to be the choice of 8 out of every 10 smartphone buyers, Samsung will continue to sell more than twice as many smartphones as anyone else, and you will continue to experience severe rectal discomfort.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:49

20. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Unless iPhone goes 4k or super bright, i don't see there is a need to put 3000mAh battery in iPhone since iOS don't suck that much juice. It would be more lovely to see apple improve iPhone's battery quality rather than capacity since iPhone's battery quality sucks.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 10:08 1

22. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Delusional is a word that comes to mind

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 14:28

38. lolatfailphones (Posts: 189; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


iOS doesn't suck juice you say? Samsung and Blackberry be calling us walls huggers sir. Seriously if Apple doesn't step up and make substantial improvements on battery life then the iPhone 5s will be my last iPhone.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 10:04

21. CreeDiddy (Posts: 603; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I am curious to see what my battery life after I went into the Apple Retail store as they fixed the battery drain from the 7.1.2 upgrade. So far it looks like I can get around 6.5 hours. Pretty good for a 1570mah battery. We should expect around 7-8 hours with the iPhone 6 and software battery optimization updates.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 10:34

24. exxperian (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I think it will be 2000mAh

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 10:37

25. HerpDerpMapleSerp (Posts: 52; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


The battery life will still be trash. Typing this as I lose 4% in 30 seconds on my iPhone 5.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:03

31. Iodine (Posts: 1285; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


That is power compustion of over 28W, enough to power a rather nice intel core you got an extraordinary phone but in other iPhone 5S's the power consumption is limited to 5W to prevent the battery to blow up.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:40

35. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Everything about iPhones is trash...

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 14:30

39. lolatfailphones (Posts: 189; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


LMFAO

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 10:51 1

27. Scott93274 (Posts: 3723; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The iPhones are already mocked by their competitors because of their battery life. add a larger screen, more demanding hardware and software and I think that the increase in size will not be enough to improve or even match their current model's run time.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 11:37

29. Amir1 (Posts: 332; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


i'm iphone user for 4 years and i we definitely stop using it and buying android flagship next year, most likely a sony flagship, i guess z4. one of the lame things about iphone is shorter battery life.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:49

36. Zeeya (Posts: 278; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


So 8 hours are excellent? Haha... BlackBerry Z30 last for about 15+ hours...

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 14:32

40. lolatfailphones (Posts: 189; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Apple I hope you're reading this!

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 16:47

41. pavsidhu (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Before I start I just want to say I prefer Android phones, bur since I switched from my iPhone 4S to a Samsumg Galaxy S4 I've seen a large drop in battery life. For example today by battery went from 90% to nothing within about 7 hours of pretty light usage. My iPhone would have last most of the day. I'm thinking of getting another battery for my galaxy s4

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