It probably comes as no surprise that the next iPhone will purportedly ship with a higher capacity battery than the current models. After all, if a phone’s going to get a bigger display and more powerful processor, it stands to reason that it’ll need a better battery. And with Apple almost certainly jumping from 4.0-inches to 4.7-inches diagonally, the company will also have to boost battery capacity.
A recent leak unearthed by NWE suggests that the iPhone 6 will have a 1810mAh capacity battery. The battery shown in the image (click to view full size) was manufactured this month. For spec junkies, that’s an increase of around 250mAh over the 1560mAh cell found in the iPhone 5s. In percentages, that’s a 16% increase which is close to the 17% increase in display size rumored for the next iteration of Apple’s uber-popular smartphone.
Whether it’ll be enough for an all-day battery life is yet to be seen. And while these leaks certainly seem genuine, there is absolutely always a chance that it’s not. That said, the battery has the same voltage as the current crop of batteries found within iPhones.
For me, there is a problem here. Hypothetically speaking, if the battery capacity increase near enough matches that of the display size, does that mean we’re to expect similar performance? For instance, will my iPhone 6 go from 100% to 0% before the end of the day? It seems like every year I hope Apple does something incredible with battery technology that’ll at least give me 2 days use from a single charge. But it never happens. And I’d be a fool to expect it again this year.
What do you guys think? Would you rather have a slightly fatter phone if it meant a bigger battery?
Source: NWE (Google Translate)