According to leaks from Apple's supply
chain, the iPhone 6, which is set to begin small-scale trial
production in May, will have a battery capacity of no more than
2000mAh, with the surest prediction hovering at 1700mAh. This sounds
plausible, considering it marks another incremental addition to the
battery capacity, following the 130mAh increase between the iPhone 5
(1440mAh) and iPhone 5S/5C (1570mAh).
There's also a purported spy photo of
the battery - it's the same elongated, rectangular block we know, but
there's a difference in how it attaches to the smartphone's logic
board. The pins appear to be positioned on the top of the battery,
instead of on its side, like in the iPhone 5S. The difference is
indicative of a redesign in the handset interior, possibly engineered
to accommodate a larger display. It's inevitable that an increase
from 4 to 4.7-inches (the iPhone 6's most persistently rumored screen
diagonal so far) will lead to a bigger, wider handset, so it's
obvious that Apple's engineers are working to make the most efficient
use of the additional space.
If the battery photo is legitimate, it
could be considered proof that Apple is resizing the iPhone. But it's
always better to keep the salt-shaker nearby when it comes to rumors.