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Photos of a Prototype (DVT) iPhone 5 Battery


Early iPhone 5 parts seem to be making their way into the supply chain. Earlier this evening, we reported that some more iPhone 5 parts had shown up at one particular retailer, including the iPhone 5 battery. While we felt the parts were likely legit, we had no specific confirmation.

In the meanwhile, however, UK repair shop iPatchiPods has passed along a few photos of an iPhone 5 battery part they had received from their contacts. The photos show the same battery as previously posted. This battery, however, is labeled "DVT_B3", marking it as a late development prototype.

The progression of Apple's product development goes through several distinct phases. Following the development phases, products go into EVT (Engineering Verification Testing) and then DVT (Device Verification Testing) stages before they reach the production stage. Of course, we're not sure how old the battery shown in the photo is, so the iPhone 5 very well could be in the final production stage.

The part images come from someone who has supplied iPatchiPods with legitimate Apple parts ahead of previous launches.


The specs of the part are identical to the previously described part with approximately the same power delivery as the iPhone 4 battery. We are working to get more images and accurate comparison dimensions of the parts.


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42 months ago

Does it come in white? ;)


Yes!! Of course it does!!!! Available on February 31st! Watch out for chinese imitations..

Rating: 14 Votes
42 months ago
Does it come in white? ;)
Rating: 11 Votes
42 months ago
This confirms months of speculation that the iPhone 5 will contain a battery.
Rating: 10 Votes
42 months ago
Okey, I'm sold.. I'm buying iPhone 5! :D
Rating: 7 Votes
42 months ago

Okey, I'm sold.. I'm buying iPhone 5! :D


Wait till you see the sexy mic and the kinky loudspeaker too.. You will loose your sleep!

Nice battery btw…. These things become scarelly smaller and thinner… Technology has gone a long way the last years!! I still lament the days that you needed to hire a track to carry your new cellphone battery! You were always facing the biggest problem when you tried to put it through your house door..

Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
We need a picture from the sides to see if its thickness decreases as it goes down in correlation with those iPhone 5 mockups that goes thinner near home button..

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Wishful thinking, I hope this baby has more battery juice. Crossing my fingers!


The rumor below this one says it is the same mAh, so probably no :(
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago
Wishful thinking, I hope this baby has more battery juice. Crossing my fingers!
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago

The specs of the part are identical to the previously described part with approximately the same power delivery as the iPhone 4 battery. We are working to get more images and accurate comparison dimensions of the parts.


Why make 2 different rumour stories about the exact same thing?

If you have new information to a rumour you edit the rumour and add in the new information on the existing rumour. You shouldn't make a new rumour for practically the same thing.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago
Do we have enough photos of different parts now to mock up a Frankenstein iPhone 5? It's aliiiiiive...
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago
To those commenting about wanting a larger battery: A car with a larger gas tank doesn't necessarily get the same fuel efficiency as a hybrid.
Rating: 2 Votes

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