Rumor: 4.7'' and 5.5'' Apple iPhone 6 battery capacity revealed

Rumor: 4.7'' and 5.5'' Apple iPhone 6 battery capacity revealed
We've been figuratively drowned in Apple iPhone 6-related image leaks, and the industry hasn't been exactly shy when it comes to several other aspects of the iPhone 6, but the device's battery has remained veiled in secrecy. Until now, that is, at least if you trust the latest rumor that was set free in China.

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.

source: Sohu via G For Games

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yup-per. As I type this reply using my Maxx.

23. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

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.

37. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

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.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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.

30. stealthd unregistered

Why does it need to be different? I mean, seriously, wtf are you talking about? The iPhone is their most popular product lol

2. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

"Rumor: 4.7'' and 5.5'' Apple iPhone 6 battery capacity revealed" So... it hasn't actually been "revealed" since it's just a rumor.

3. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

another iFail

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Only critically, commercial sales tell a different story.

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

it could be true bcuz current iphone has 1450 mah so 400 mah boost is normal for apple

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Omg welcome to 2012 (or 2011?). For this part, I would never buy an iPhone.

7. express77 unregistered

This company's greed is out of limit.

9. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

battery life has always been iphone's achilles heels since the beginning, thats one of the things that stops me from getting one

10. Iodine

Posts: 1482; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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).

11. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

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.

28. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Thats what Ashas do.

32. amezcuaesteban

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

@xfire69 , I haven't been reading up on iOS, but how is it that it does "semi-multitasking"? Is it just a software tweak that makes it look like its multitasking? Thanks in advance.

12. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Not surprising, apple always goes light on battery

34. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Apple always goes light on everything to squeeze the most profit out of consumers...

13. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

So basically they preferred slimmer profile over long lasting battery life

14. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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...

18. Iodine

Posts: 1482; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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).

15. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Should of known the battery wasn't a big leap on Apple part

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Ouch sounds like only half a day worth of battery life

17. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

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

19. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

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.

33. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

U can suck my prince cock lewisworth

42. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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.

20. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

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.

22. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Delusional is a word that comes to mind

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