Last month, we saw photos of a purported iPhone 6 battery with a capacity of 1810 mAh, shown above, representing a slight improvement over the battery capacity of the current iPhone 5s. A new claim from a Chinese source, via GforGames, suggests that the batter previous pictured was a ‘test unit’ and that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will sport a larger 2100 mAh battery:
According to her supply-chain sources, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 might actually sport a larger 2,100 mAh battery as opposed to a 1,810 mAh unit. Reportedly, the 1,810 mAh battery we’ve seen in the aforementioned leaked picture is as real as it can be, but according to Sung Chang Xu’s sources, these units have been used solely for testing purposes.
Like any rumor of this kind, we can’t be sure of its legitimacy. Given how unsure the source herself seems, we’re not putting too much stock in this one just yet.
However, it is interesting to contemplate a 2100 mAh battery capacity. While 1810 mAh would have been a modest improvement over the 1560 mAh battery of the iPhone 5s (and would probably have just about maintained the same battery life given the extra power required by a larger screened iPhone 6), 2100 mAh would be a much larger jump.
Larger screen rival phones feature higher battery capacities than 2100 mAh, like the Samsung Galaxy S5’s 2800 mAh battery and the HTC One (M8)’s 2600 mAh battery. However, given Apple’s hardware and software integration and history of squeezing every last ounce of performance from its hardware, we’d say a 2100 mAh battery would be able to power a 4.7-inch screen and perhaps offer a nice bump to battery life, too.
It’s all speculation at this stage, but does 2100 mAh sound more reasonable to you? How do you think the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 couple with iOS 8 could perform with this larger battery capacity? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet me: @TiP_AdamO.