iPhone 6 's alleged battery photographed, might indicate the phone has grown in size


According to leaks from Apple's supply chain, the iPhone 6, which is set to begin small-scale trial production in May, will have a battery capacity of no more than 2000mAh, with the surest prediction hovering at 1700mAh. This sounds plausible, considering it marks another incremental addition to the battery capacity, following the 130mAh increase between the iPhone 5 (1440mAh) and iPhone 5S/5C (1570mAh).



There's also a purported spy photo of the battery - it's the same elongated, rectangular block we know, but there's a difference in how it attaches to the smartphone's logic board. The pins appear to be positioned on the top of the battery, instead of on its side, like in the iPhone 5S. The difference is indicative of a redesign in the handset interior, possibly engineered to accommodate a larger display. It's inevitable that an increase from 4 to 4.7-inches (the iPhone 6's most persistently rumored screen diagonal so far) will lead to a bigger, wider handset, so it's obvious that Apple's engineers are working to make the most efficient use of the additional space.


If the battery photo is legitimate, it could be considered proof that Apple is resizing the iPhone. But it's always better to keep the salt-shaker nearby when it comes to rumors.



source: Nowhereelse.fr

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36 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Duh! Such a puny upgrade in the battery department though it was already expected.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Plus add to that rumours of iPhone updating its 'Retina Display''s resolution to 720p or 1080p and bumping the display size to 4.7. An increase of < 200 mah won't be enough, I think.

11. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

while I'm all down for a bigger battery and do wish they at least increase the battery life by 50%, the panel technology will be different on the next iphones which will be amazingly power-efficient. you should already know which one i'm talking about.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I don't think so, the new iPads are using those displays already and the power savings were not nearly enough to only increase the battery by only 330 mAh which is about 20% (and average case as they mentioned at only 130 mAh which would be under 10%). The screen size is going up by at least 50% and resolution is going up by at least 100% (1080p screen) or about 50% (720p). Even if they make the screen 50% more efficient (very unlikely), it will have lower battery life than current iPhones. They might do a mix of shafting by reducing maximum brightness like they did this year with the iPad and iPhone to deliver the illusion of greater battery life, and that is probably what they will do since this is Apple we are talking about.

16. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Battery life on the iPad Air is phenomenal...just saying.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, but it wasn't a 50% gain in efficiency, since that is needed here to offset the screen size/resolution, using the new displays. For that matter, as seen with Anandtech's review, it was marginally better battery life on the iPad air compared to the iPad 4 and that one had the old display (the displays are literally the same between the Air and 4). So in this case, expect terribad battery life unless they do some HEAVY work to conserve power which will then bring you back to average battery life at best.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The current resolution iphone 5(x) display is 1136x640 = 727040 pixels. If the iphone 6 has a display of 1920x1080 = 2073600 pixels. That means the new iphone 6 will be pushing almost 3 times (300%) more pixels, then what the older iphone 5(x) has to push around.

26. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

A8 chip can handle it...

34. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

I'm fairly confident Apple knows wtf they are doing.

32. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Whats wild is that iDevices have decent battery life.....an iPhone with a 2000+ or 3000+ mAh battery would be killer for Apple.

2. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Seriously? Ugh... Android devices are hitting two full days of heavy useage and Apple is still keeping to what will likely be one day? I've got an iPhone 5, but between this news and the likely $100 extra asking price, I may just abandon them this year. Really hope the LG G3 or OnePlus One work out.

17. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

but of course! how could you wear out your iphone quickly to justify an upgrade if you rare charge it?

35. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

This isn't news, this is a rumor, don't jump ship over a rumor.

4. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Rumors are really tiring. Everyday 3 of these.

18. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

got news for you. you can actually stop reading these rumors and spend your time doing something worthwhile. you can also save yourself from getting "tired" by not leaving a comment :) keywords: "alleged," "might," "may," "probably" etc etc if you find these words on the title, just skip them if you're reallly tired of rumors.

31. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

well, you cannot skip it when you are interested in a product.

5. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

We need a bigger battery too Apple.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Bigger battery = thicker iPhone. Jony Ive won't be happy with that. Magic 8-Ball says Jony Ive says let the consumer deal with a puny battery.

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Bigger battery could mean taller battery, or wider, or both. Not thicker. Since the iPhone will be taller/wider as well,it could stay the same thickness easily.

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The phone is too thin to accommodate even a taller or wider batteries because the internals need that space and cannot overlap the battery.

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Apart from the bigger screen, does memory and cpu and other internals grow as well than? I hardly think they do

27. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They can if they make it quad-core or add more RAM. Also making the phone larger means redesigned uncore, which could also need more space. So 20 things change and several get larger including Apple's margins. None of those things leave any extra room for anything else, including battery.

6. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

They need some batteries from LG.

8. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

even battery info is leaking...... I think iphone6 leaks are gonna pass HTC one leaks....

9. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Coming later - iPhone 6 charger leak.

10. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

In comparison, The G3 would probably come with a 3200 mAh+ battery

13. express77 unregistered

As expected. No surprise here.

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

How is going with Apple thinking different?.

19. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

But back in the prime days of Steve Jobs, it was a very appropriate slogan. :)

22. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well since the majority of humanity is using their logic and common sense not to buy Apple gear, you are thinking differently and buying Apple gear. The logo doesn't imply "be different" as you think it does, it just says you should "think different" (which in this case probably means not at all).

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