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Alleged iPhone 5S Batteries Photographed on Production Line

French site Nowhereelse.fr shares [Google translation] a photo of what are claimed to be trays of batteries for the iPhone 5S coming off of a production line. While their identity as iPhone 5S batteries can not be confirmed due to a lack of markings on them, if the claim is true it would be further evidence that production is indeed ramping up for the next-generation iPhone.

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Alleged iPhone 5S batteries

Over the past week, we've shared several photos of a prototype iPhone 5S manufactured in December 2012, revealing that the battery offers a higher capacity than the iPhone 5 battery, moving from 5.45 Whr and 1440 mAh to 5.92 Whr and 1560 mAh, an increase of roughly 8%.

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Battery from December 2012 iPhone 5S prototype

Our photos show that the battery in the prototype iPhone 5S is itself a prototype, with a number of placeholders for various regulatory logos and identification numbers.

Earlier this week, a photo of iPhone 5S display assemblies on a production line also appeared, with the new parts identifiable by a change in the design of the flex cable connectors.

The iPhone 5S is expected to be introduced later this year, with the September timeframe being the most commonly claimed window for launch.

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18 months ago
Photographed along with iPhone 5s condoms.
Rating: 87 Votes
18 months ago
5S iCondoms too! Rumored to be longer, but not wider... :p
Rating: 27 Votes
18 months ago
The leaked photos are fake, they aren't out of focus.
Rating: 13 Votes
18 months ago
They're 'finger gloves' for handling stuff without leaving fingerprints..
Rating: 11 Votes
18 months ago

They're 'finger gloves' for handling stuff without leaving fingerprints..


The correct term is "Finger cot"

Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago
boring.. I will get excited when apple makes a phone with a bigger screen.
Rating: 4 Votes
18 months ago

Those two bottom batteries look like someone threw them on the grill.


they were very tasty till they chipped a tooth.
Rating: 4 Votes
18 months ago
A bigger battery to accompany all the energy saving features of iOS 7? How innovative!
Rating: 3 Votes
18 months ago
Those two bottom batteries look like someone threw them on the grill.
Rating: 3 Votes
18 months ago

WOW MAYBE IN 3 years they can get 2200mAH, like the rest of smartphones that came out LAST YEAR, by then the norm will be 4000mAH, get with it Apple, the S4 has almost double that battery life, and double the bench marks, sick of you being 3 years behind!!!! :apple:


Ditto. I know that Apple prides themselves on being able to use smaller, cheaper batteries because their devices are so "efficient". I pray to God that my iPhone 4S is just an aberration; I wake up, check the weather and the mail, sync Reeder, get on the train (in airplane mode) and listen to some tunes while reading. In 30 minutes, I'm down to 93% - in airplane mode, after using the internet for 5 minutes.

I'd love a battery that was big enough to use my iPhone as a GPS for 8 hours without worrying about a cord. As it is, I eke by with maybe 2-2.5 hours of GPS.
Rating: 2 Votes

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