iPhone 6 's alleged battery photographed, might indicate the phone has grown in size
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).
Different in design?
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.
1. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Duh! Such a puny upgrade in the battery department though it was already expected.
3. tech2 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Plus add to that rumours of iPhone updating its 'Retina Display''s resolution to 720p or 1080p and bumping the display size to 4.7. An increase of < 200 mah won't be enough, I think.
11. eggimage (Posts: 59; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
while I'm all down for a bigger battery and do wish they at least increase the battery life by 50%, the panel technology will be different on the next iphones which will be amazingly power-efficient. you should already know which one i'm talking about.
14. Finalflash (Posts: 1736; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I don't think so, the new iPads are using those displays already and the power savings were not nearly enough to only increase the battery by only 330 mAh which is about 20% (and average case as they mentioned at only 130 mAh which would be under 10%). The screen size is going up by at least 50% and resolution is going up by at least 100% (1080p screen) or about 50% (720p). Even if they make the screen 50% more efficient (very unlikely), it will have lower battery life than current iPhones. They might do a mix of shafting by reducing maximum brightness like they did this year with the iPad and iPhone to deliver the illusion of greater battery life, and that is probably what they will do since this is Apple we are talking about.
16. androiphone20 (Posts: 1424; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Battery life on the iPad Air is phenomenal...just saying.
20. Finalflash (Posts: 1736; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea, but it wasn't a 50% gain in efficiency, since that is needed here to offset the screen size/resolution, using the new displays. For that matter, as seen with Anandtech's review, it was marginally better battery life on the iPad air compared to the iPad 4 and that one had the old display (the displays are literally the same between the Air and 4). So in this case, expect terribad battery life unless they do some HEAVY work to conserve power which will then bring you back to average battery life at best.
24. sgodsell (Posts: 1222; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
The current resolution iphone 5(x) display is 1136x640 = 727040 pixels. If the iphone 6 has a display of 1920x1080 = 2073600 pixels. That means the new iphone 6 will be pushing almost 3 times (300%) more pixels, then what the older iphone 5(x) has to push around.
34. mrblah (Posts: 437; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
I'm fairly confident Apple knows wtf they are doing.
32. jroc74 (Posts: 4732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Whats wild is that iDevices have decent battery life.....an iPhone with a 2000+ or 3000+ mAh battery would be killer for Apple.
2. Luuthian (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Seriously? Ugh... Android devices are hitting two full days of heavy useage and Apple is still keeping to what will likely be one day? I've got an iPhone 5, but between this news and the likely $100 extra asking price, I may just abandon them this year. Really hope the LG G3 or OnePlus One work out.
17. pwnarena (Posts: 881; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
but of course!
how could you wear out your iphone quickly to justify an upgrade if you rare charge it?
35. mrblah (Posts: 437; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
This isn't news, this is a rumor, don't jump ship over a rumor.
4. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
Rumors are really tiring. Everyday 3 of these.
18. pwnarena (Posts: 881; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
got news for you. you can actually stop reading these rumors and spend your time doing something worthwhile. you can also save yourself from getting "tired" by not leaving a comment :)
keywords: "alleged," "might," "may," "probably" etc etc
if you find these words on the title, just skip them if you're reallly tired of rumors.
31. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
well, you cannot skip it when you are interested in a product.
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5750; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Bigger battery = thicker iPhone. Jony Ive won't be happy with that.
Magic 8-Ball says Jony Ive says let the consumer deal with a puny battery.
12. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 764; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Bigger battery could mean taller battery, or wider, or both. Not thicker. Since the iPhone will be taller/wider as well,it could stay the same thickness easily.
21. Finalflash (Posts: 1736; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
The phone is too thin to accommodate even a taller or wider batteries because the internals need that space and cannot overlap the battery.
23. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 764; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Apart from the bigger screen, does memory and cpu and other internals grow as well than? I hardly think they do
27. Finalflash (Posts: 1736; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
They can if they make it quad-core or add more RAM. Also making the phone larger means redesigned uncore, which could also need more space. So 20 things change and several get larger including Apple's margins. None of those things leave any extra room for anything else, including battery.
8. Anshulonweb (Posts: 314; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
even battery info is leaking...... I think iphone6 leaks are gonna pass HTC one leaks....
9. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
Coming later - iPhone 6 charger leak.
10. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
In comparison, The G3 would probably come with a 3200 mAh+ battery
13. express77 (unregistered)
As expected. No surprise here.
15. Liveitup (Posts: 1206; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
How is going with Apple thinking different?.
19. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
But back in the prime days of Steve Jobs, it was a very appropriate slogan. :)
22. Finalflash (Posts: 1736; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Well since the majority of humanity is using their logic and common sense not to buy Apple gear, you are thinking differently and buying Apple gear. The logo doesn't imply "be different" as you think it does, it just says you should "think different" (which in this case probably means not at all).
25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6429; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
The battery size looks pitiful. The Moto X phone have a bigger battery than this thing.
30. JC557 (Posts: 1059; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
No kidding, the Moto X can accommadate a 2200 maH battery, larger display without being much thicker or larger than the iphone 5s. Hopefully these leaks are fake as i wouldn't mind owning an iphone in the future.
28. BigBoss10 (Posts: 232; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
KEEP CALM AND SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4
KEEP CALM AND DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY IN THIS PIECE OF CRAP
29. EclipseGSX (limited) (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
It's hard to keep calm with you shouting...
33. BigBoss10 (Posts: 232; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
KEEP CALM AND GET A LIFE HAHAHAHAHAHA LOL :D
36. mrblah (Posts: 437; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
Take your own advice and get a life, the chive sucks and so will the Note 4.