Rumor: 4.7'' and 5.5'' Apple iPhone 6 battery capacity revealed
posted by Chris P. / Jul 07, 2014, 6:58 AM
According to the new rumor, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will come packing a cell with capacity between 1800 and 1900 mAh, while the larger, 5.5-inch version will make do with a 2500 mAh one. These numbers definitely fail to impress, especially compared with the current crop of Android smartphones, which are slowly getting beyond the 3000 mAh threshold. That said, this is actually a sizable upgrade, at least if you consider that the current Apple flagship -- the iPhone 5s -- is getting along with a 1570 mAh unit. In addition, there's always the possibility that Apple will introduce further battery and display optimizations, which will hopefully help the upcoming iPhone close the gap between its up time and that of its Android rivals, at least partially.
As always, do keep in mind that none of the above is actually confirmed information, and given the obscurity of the alleged sources, there's no way to know if they have a good track record to begin with. That said, if these turn out to be true, this definitely wouldn't be the first (nor last) time that we get pieces of key information in advance from seemingly sketchy sources.
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I doubt this is true. Apple lost in the battery life department over a year ago when flagships started to outlast their iPhone, especially the Droid Maxx. All we can do now is play the waiting game until Sept.
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 7:03 AM 11
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I wouldn't doubt it the news actually... Based on how thin the device is going to be and the fact that Apple has always relied more on optimization than battery size would likely indicate only a small increase in battery capacity. But that might be fine. It's going to depend on how much juice they can squeeze out of newer tech.
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 10:24 AM 0
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Optimizations are great, but leaving out features also helped battery life. When iOS 7 hit, there were a lot of articles about saving juice on tech sites. Most of them were to turn off new features and read like most android guides. Live wallpapers go off, sync options, etc. The competition is at the point where they can't leave easy features on the table. Their lwp, however, could have been.
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 1:32 PM 0
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Tell me how is this front panel different from every other iPhone aside from the fact that its larger. The iPhone is the only apple product that cannot be justified. In fact it is the worst apple product.
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 10:38 AM 0
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Without reading the article I am betting about 8,36 Wh (2200 mAh), extrapolating purely from the display size increase (4,7"), but without considering any thickness or bezel reduction. Then there is a possibility to stay at 5,95 Wh (1570 mAh) as the iPhone 4S to 5 had seen minimal increase in battery capacity (5,3 Wh to 5,45) on the other hand 3GS to 4 had seen the biggest jump in iPhone history ever (from 4,5 Wh to 5,25).
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 7:28 AM 0
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As long iOS limits widgets, semi multitasking and battery will do fine. The big different will be if real multitasking and having widgets running in background all the time.
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 7:29 AM 0
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Not surprising, apple always goes light on battery
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 7:32 AM 1
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I'm sorry but what kind of usage are those times reflecting? 5 hours for the iPhone 5s?? I really don't think so. I consider myself an average user and always get between 8 and 10 hours usage and up to 2 days standby...
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 7:57 AM 0
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This is simply the kind of usage scenario where are android devices better at. Maybe there should be better and more detailed description of the test by Phone arena. I am getting 5+ hours with rather old battery and I also prefer high brightness (love the colorful retina display).
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 8:56 AM 0
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I am eager to see the clash between the iPad nano (iPhone 6L) and the Note 4. Seems like Note will beat the chips out of it in the battery endurance round. Android L + further improved AMOLED screen efficiency and 3300-3500mAh should definitely bring some great results
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 8:42 AM 0
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Here is how it will go down, just like last year, the Bloat 4 will win in the battery test, and the iPhone will win in GPU performance and in our hearts.
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 9:17 AM 0
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And Android will continue to be the choice of 8 out of every 10 smartphone buyers, Samsung will continue to sell more than twice as many smartphones as anyone else, and you will continue to experience severe rectal discomfort.
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 4:48 PM 0
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Unless iPhone goes 4k or super bright, i don't see there is a need to put 3000mAh battery in iPhone since iOS don't suck that much juice. It would be more lovely to see apple improve iPhone's battery quality rather than capacity since iPhone's battery quality sucks.
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 9:49 AM 0
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