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

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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50 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

28. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

48. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

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

33. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 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!!

34. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 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!!

4. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 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.

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

7. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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

36. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

12. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Huh? The S7's glass body is actually stronger than those in the Xperia Z series. You're kidding, right?

11. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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

18. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

22. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

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

27. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

20. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

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

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

13. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

How much battery is that? Anyone has an idea?

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 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

49. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Wow. Absolutely pathetic mAh rating.

16. AlikMalix unregistered

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).

21. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

23. AlikMalix unregistered

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

30. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

stainless steel grade 905L

39. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

41. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

50. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

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

31. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

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

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