Alleged iPhone 5 battery leaks, capacity barely changed

Alleged iPhone 5 battery leaks, capacity barely changed
In addition to all the leaked bits and pieces, supposedly belonging to the iPhone 5, we now have a photo of what is speculated to be the smartphone's battery. This new cell pack has a capacity of 1,440mAh, a voltage of 3.8V, and is rated at 5.45 watt hours. According to its labeling, the battery has been manufactured in June of 2012, which lines up nicely with the rumored iPhone 5 release in September.

However, something does not seem quite right. If rumors are to be trusted, the next iPhone will have LTE connectivity. We all know that LTE smartphones tend to be battery hogs, which is why their makers put bigger batteries in them. But this alleged iPhone 5 battery has a capacity of only 10mAh more when compared to the one inside the iPhone 4S. Moreover, all those leaked iPhone 5 components suggest that the smartphone will be taller, which would theoretically leave more room for a bigger battery pack to be installed. 

Of course, Apple could have used its witchcraft to make the LTE radio inside the iPhone 5 less power-hungry than we might think, which could potentially eliminate the need for a bigger battery. Besides, this is just a rumor we are dealing with here, and this battery pack could not be meant for the next iPhone at all. It might be a revised version of the iPhone 4S battery, so the iPhone 5's pack could be bigger after all. We will probably know with certainty sooner than later, since the iPhone 5 announcement is likely scheduled for September.

source: 9to5Mac

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

There's a market for accessories afterall. /s Maybe the 3300mah of Motorola is already patented?

20. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

maybe its a new battery for a refreshed 4s that will come out with the five as a cheaper option

21. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I think that (Patent) is the reason why phone manufacturers don't use that amount of battery capacity. I can't think of any other reason. When technology has reached to 3300mAh there is no acceptable excuse to use less than that.

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You don't understand apple at all. This is the first iPhone 5, the next version iPhone 5s release in Sept 2013 might have it. Incremental hardware/software update has always been apple's long standing policy. Even their software will disable most sort after feature on older hardware. Latest example are their AirPlay Mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion, only mac purchase from 2011 onwards will have that feature. The rest please buy a new mac.

31. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Who are u exactly talking to?

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Alright correct me if im wrong but how in the hell is a 4 inch phone gonna last long with a 1440 mAh battery???? and isnt it supposed to have lte and be a quad core phone?

3. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Not long and since its a LCD screen and not OLED.... Well, the number 1 complain with all phones these days have been the battery backup :D

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I don't think it will actually have a quad-core processor (that would cut into Apple's high iPhone profit margins). My best guess is a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.

9. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Welcome to Early 2011 Apple Fans!! :D That would be a dated configuration though.. Anyway i don't think iOS needs a faster or quad core cpu or more ram since it still does not have full fledged multitasking That should increase the life of battery though

17. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Actually I prefer an A15 2-core over an A9 4-core

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My old motorola milestone 2 has a 1400mAh battery with a TFT 3.7 inch screen. The battery can last 13 hours with CPU tuner tweak that under clock the phone to 300Mhz during idle. So its possible that apple would use a 1440mAH battery for their iPhone 5 assuming the iOS is more power efficient due to the lack of apps true multitasking.

5. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

lol my 2010 phone has a 1500mAh battery smh apple

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Even Nokia N95 8GB (2007 year) has 1200mAh battery. :)

24. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

thats like saying my hummer has a bigger tank of gas than this prius... btw the EVO had a 1500mah battery and its famous for having bad battery life while most 1500mah Androids coming out to the market now run all day long with that little juice.

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"thats like saying my hummer has a bigger tank of gas than this prius..." I understand what you want to say, you want to say that consumptions are different, but I don't think that new iPhone will be eating less than Nokia N95 8GB. But good logic +1 for you.

27. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Yes exactly, If apple was able to upgrade the iPhone without the need of more battery, good for them. although, I'm not quite convinced that battery life will be the same if the new iPhone has LTE. I not sure they can pull it off.

6. prototype

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Samsung own some LTE patent maybe Apple iPhone 5 will not support LTE.

14. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

all i can say --> hahahahaha would be great i hate apple

33. sansam100

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Damn ass it all about money,apple still uses the samsung patent for the 3g, ass u have seen its only samsung that doesn't wanna pay loyality for apple pattent but apple shares its pantent to who ever can aford it, if samsung denies aple LTE patent then no pinch to zoom for you and no bounce effect I bet u gonna have to use the circular phone coz we own the rectangle (evil lough)

7. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

There is no way Apple would put such a small battery into a rumored 4" phone with Lte. Apple has always favored battery life over speed that's one reason the 4S didn't have Lte and the A5 processor in it is under-clocked to 800 MHz. I foresee something more in the realm of 2,000mAh.

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

they need to! and stop doing their fans wrong like that.... smh

10. wendygarett unregistered

Another rumor, another fake...

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if the new iPhone doesn't come with LTE there are going to be some UPSET folks out there. their stock would plummet.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Seriously, LTE has been around for like 2 years now. Apple needs to spend less time in the court rooms and more time on the drawing boards thinking of better products.

12. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

10mAh more? Is that what I read? That seems a little weak, doesn't it? I mean if this is true, you'll have a 4" display, LTE capable device with a mere 1440mAh non-removable battery. I hope that isn't true. Even if it's a non US GSM version.

13. salam-joseph

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

WTF!?!?!?!?!?!? 1440 only ??? u disappointed me apple :(

22. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Hope that's bulls**t. At least 3000 mAh

34. sansam100

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Just a roumer bro

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You are all forgetting(including the author of the article, gosh) that iPhone 5 should be ONLY 7.6mm THICK.

19. Aeires unregistered

If it is going to be used by Apple, I'd bet it's for the iPod and not the iPhone. Beginning to believe Apple is deliberately leaking hardware to throw people off, they practically went postal over the leaked iPhone4 but haven't said a word over the ton of leaks with this phone.

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