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Report Claims 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Will Feature 2,100 mAh Battery

iphone_6_battery_18102 Last month, new photos of a purported battery for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 revealed a 1,810 mAh capacity for the device, which is a modest improvement over the 1,560 mAh battery currently found in the iPhone 5s. Now, ESM-China electronics analyst Sung Chang Xu claims (Google Translate, via G for Games) that the final version of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will actually feature a 2,100 mAh battery.

Citing sources at supply chains across China, the analyst also adds that the previous images of the battery showed test units. A capacity of 2,100 mAh for the iPhone 6's battery would put it below competing phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 (2800 mAh) and the HTC One M8 (2600 mAh). However, Apple's traditionally tight hardware and software integration will likely contribute to a more robust overall battery life, as iOS 8 will most certainly be optimized for the iPhone 6.

Xu has previously reported on a number of other rumors pertaining to the iPhone 6, claiming that the device will feature temperature, pressure and humidity sensors in addition to electronic image stabilization. In February, Xu also claimed that the iWatch will use optical sensors to measure heart rate and oxygen levels.

Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 at an event on Tuesday, September 9, with a launch of the 4.7-inch version likely coming a week or so after the announcement. The event may also feature the introduction of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, which is said to ship later this year or early next year due to production issues. Both iPhones are expected to feature a faster A8 processor, an improved camera, and a thinner chassis.

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16 weeks ago
would've been 3,000 mAh, but Jony Ive wanted the iPhone to be 1 mm thinner.
Rating: 83 Votes
16 weeks ago

would've been 3,000 mAh, but Jony Ive wanted the iPhone to be 1 mm thinner.


Adding that thickness and bigger battery would also make the device heavier. Use a battery pack if you don't mind thickness and heavy devices. I want my phone to be slim and light and my 5s already have great battery performance.
Rating: 39 Votes
16 weeks ago
Actually, I can't remember the last time the 5s lasted me a whole day. It usually dies down around 4pm, if I don't use an external charger.

The problem is, there is only so much optimisation you can do before the laws of physics take over.

A 4.7inch screen, no matter what optimisation iOS8 has, will take up power. Will an 1800mah or 2100mah battery last as long as an Android phone with a comparable screen, having a 3000mah battery? No. It just isn't possible to take away the power draw of the screen in software.

Of course, tasks can be optimised and the CPU can be underclocked so CPU processing tasks take less power.

I fear that the new iPhone will have a similar battery life to the current one, which is sadly not enough at all.
Rating: 30 Votes
16 weeks ago

[...] my 5s already have great battery performance.

Really? My definition of 'great' is different.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/great (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/great)

The battery performance is sufficient, at most. But it's not good. It's not better than the competition. And it's definitely not great.
Rating: 30 Votes
16 weeks ago

Adding that thickness and bigger battery would also make the device heavier. Use a battery pack if you don't mind thickness and heavy devices. I want my phone to be slim and light and my 5s already have great battery performance.


Look at what the competitors offer. Stop defending Apple for them choosing device thinness over battery capacity.
Rating: 25 Votes
16 weeks ago

Use a battery pack if you don't mind thickness and heavy devices. I want my phone to be slim and light and my 5s already have great battery performance.


Calling shenanigans on this.
Rating: 24 Votes
16 weeks ago

Adding that thickness and bigger battery would also make the device heavier. Use a battery pack if you don't mind thickness and heavy devices. I want my phone to be slim and light and my 5s already have great battery performance.


Thank you.

People on this forum forget they're probably not the norm. My dad gets 2 days from his 5c - he's very light user, but I imagine there are more him then there are of 'us' on this forum. I get about 12 hours from my 5s. But I have an office job and I have a dock on my desk.

If battery was a real issue I'd get a battery pack case or one of them portable batteries. And I'd even look at other handsets.

Apple has offered 1 new phone a year. This is their trade-off. If it doesn't fit anyone's use case they need to look reduce the issue or take their business elsewhere.

Actually, I can't remember the last time the 5s lasted me a whole day. It usually dies down around 4pm, if I don't use an external charger.

The problem is, there is only so much optimisation you can do before the laws of physics take over.

A 4.7inch screen, no matter what optimisation iOS8 has, will take up power. Will an 1800mah or 2100mah battery last as long as an Android phone with a comparable screen, having a 3000mah battery? No. It just isn't possible to take away the power draw of the screen in software.

Of course, tasks can be optimised and the CPU can be underclocked so CPU processing tasks take less power.

I fear that the new iPhone will have a similar battery life to the current one, which is sadly not enough at all.


Your estimates are on the next iPhone are interesting.

Anandtech shows the 'tiny' battery in the 5s competes quite well against the 3000 mAh Android flagships.





More details here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7903/samsung-galaxy-s-5-review/5

I think a bump from the current 1,560 mAh to 1,810 mAh would put he iPhone close to par with those flagships and 2,100 mAh would exceed them.

I guess we'll know for sure when the thing is released.
Rating: 23 Votes
16 weeks ago
Don't care about the actual capacity, but actual real world performance with the software/hardware integration. I don't have too much problem with my 5 now though but this should make it even better.
Rating: 19 Votes
16 weeks ago

Having said that I think most people think like me and would want a thinner iphone than an iphone with 2h longer battery life


So no one call tell you what you should want but you can tell what most people are thinking?

Personally (and I'm sure the majority of my business users would agree based on current feedback) I'd like to see 2 more hours of battery life rather than a thinner iPhone as I find the 5 perfectly slim and light enough.
Rating: 10 Votes
16 weeks ago
i actually want a bigger battery like the moto g atleast. i just hate it that my phone has to die during the day, while android phones can last for one or two days of heavy usage
Rating: 10 Votes

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