Now, it's the 5.5-inch iPhone's turn to have its battery caught on camera

Now, it's the 5.5-inch iPhone's turn to have its battery caught on camera
Yesterday, we saw a leaked picture which is supposedly the battery pack for the iPhone 6, and it raised questions over what we'll expect for battery life with Apple's next smartphone. Today, we're getting a look at a couple pictures that claim to be the battery pack for the 5.5-inch iPhone. Unfortunately, there isn't as much to learn from these images as far as the battery's capacity.

The rumors are that the battery for the 5.5-inch iPhone will be about 2,500mAh, but there is nothing printed on these battery packs, so we can't confirm or deny that. We also can't really guess to much about the shape of the 5.5-inch iPhone (aka the iPhablet, aka the iPhone Air). Apple is obviously trying to keep the device thin, but we can't say if it will stick with the 16:9 aspect ratio of the iPhone 5s with the new design. The iPhone 6 appears to be keeping that aspect ratio, but the iPhablet will be taking up the spot between the iPhone and the iPad mini; and, Apple tablets use the 4:3 aspect ratio.

The images also show an odd foldable area along with the battery pack, but no one is quite sure what to make of that. Anyone out there have ideas as to what that part could be?


source: Nowhereelse via BGR

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26 Comments

1. Cynaraos

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Thanks for actually pointing out that the part number on the alleged 6/Air battery was the same as on the 5s battery.

12. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Is it an iPhone? or Ipad mini mini? Batteries are not the priority of apples engineer so good luck to apple fans. Happy wall hugging!!

15. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

A 4.7" display with a resolution boost will mean horrible battery life if they keep the 5s battery :).

19. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You seem to be implying that they have a terrible battery life.

23. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Batteries are not the priority for Apple engineers ? They have the highest capacity/weight and capacity/volume ratios in their batteries. Let's take the iPad mini retina. An very thin, light battery, but holds 23,8 Wh or about as much as iPad 1 and 2, more than sony xperia tablet Z (all of those are 10" tablets) significally more than samsung Tab S 8,4 (17,8 Wh) while weighting just about 10% more, while implementing metal chassis and heavy (compared to amoled) Retina display. And only thing that overcomes iPad mini is xioami mi pad which is bassically a ripoff so we can compare that it has 25,46 Wh battery in a 1 mm thicker chassis, and it's heavier even when it uses plastic build.

26. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Important thing is battery life or how many hours we can use the device not those capacity ratios. .

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I hence forth dub thee the iPhone Note!!!!

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It would be dumb of Apple to use anything other than the standard 16:9 aspect ratio on their iPhablet...

4. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I agree. A lot of things are dumb. Your comments being one of them, unfortunately..

5. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

How is it a dumb comment? 16:9 is the standard for a reason.

6. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I said his "commentS", as in his history of comments, as in his comments made in the past, as in his general attitude and how he comments.

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So you didn't like what he had to say in the past, and now he makes a decent comment and you still chastise him. Says a lot about you doesn't it. Why not call him out when he makes a dumb comment, and leave it alone when he doesn't. Or is being a d#%k your M.O., at least going by your comment history.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

+1 We all need to be sat down at times.

17. stealthd unregistered

4:3 is generally better for larger screens and web content especially. That's why Microsoft went back to 4:3 with the Surface Pro 3, and Google went with an even more square 3:2 (which was the original iPhone's aspect ratio). The only thing that suffers is video, since 16:9 is the standard for HD video, so you get black bars. So not dumb for general usage, kinda dumb just for video.

21. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I see your point. FYI an aspect ratio of 2:3 is less square than 4:3...

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Come to papa 5.5 inch, 128 gig, gold. Gotta have that shizzle.

13. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Flavor Flave will be strappin that 5.5 inch gold iPhone around his neck.

14. Furbal unregistered

If the 5.5 is true, I may have to get one myself. Havent had an ios device myself since the 3gs... Move from that to the HTC Inspire and have been android ever since.

20. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

TBH it's looking like a pretty good phone. Let's just wait to see what price Apple comes up with...

9. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

The foldable part is a shield that will wrap around the battery itself, thus making an iphone less likely to electrocute you, and help deflect and contain battery acid for when the phone mysteriously explodes.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

No acid involved, it's lithium, vents with flames. But, agree it is probably a heat shield to shell casing.

16. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

That's certainly fake.

18. donutwindy

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

16x9 isn't really for a reason except to keep phones narrow to hold and use one handed. Tvs were 4x3 long after it made little sense. I think wider is better. Makes the phone shorter and easier to pocket, but harder to use one handed. But who uses a 5.5 inch phone one handed? I never do. If it is to be a small tablet, make it a small tablet. Think outside the box, don't just copy Android. 3x2 would be nice. 4x3 is perhaps a little boxy for a phone, but I don't like Web surfing on the skinny 9x16.

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The LG Vue smartphone had a 4:3 ratio screen and NOBODY wanted it. IIRC the iPad has a 4:3 ratio screen, but that's intended for two handed use. The only problem is, no one uses 4:3 anymore. Movie screens are 16:9, television and p&s cameras use a ratio between 16:9 and 4:3. Either way they're more rectangular like 16:9 and less square like 4:3.

22. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Even the battery if long as heck

25. alexboy20

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

i have a feeling their isn't going to be a 5.5 inch iPhone, i think they are just testing that big screen size but its gnot going to be released this year

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