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More Photos Point Toward 1,810 mAh Battery for 4.7-Inch iPhone 6

Last month, a photo surfaced showing what looked very much in line with Apple's usual iPhone battery design but with a capacity of 1,810 mAh, higher than the 1,560 mAh battery found in the iPhone 5s. Speculation naturally pointed toward the new battery being for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, with a number of observers being disappointed in the modest capacity increase considering the larger display slated for the device.

Just last week, an analyst report claimed the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will actually include a 2,100 mAh battery, giving hope to those looking for a more substantial increase but lacking any evidence to support the claim.

New photos shared by Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] now provide additional support for the original 1,810 mAh claim. The photos offer a good look at the batteries, which appear to contain the full set of regulatory and specification text as well as an Apple logo, with one photo showing the batteries in trays for shipment.

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The one battery shown in closeup does include a manufacturing date of June, making it several months old, while the original leaked battery had a more recent manufacturing date of July. Still, the growing evidence for the 1,810 mAh battery suggests the analyst claim of a 2,100 mAh battery may indeed be incorrect.

These new photos of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 battery come just after other photos surfaced from a different source allegedly showing the battery for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. That battery checks in with a capacity of 2,915 mAh, potentially offering a significant increase in battery life depending on how much more power the device draws than its smaller sibling.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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10 weeks ago
iPhone 6 NEEDS to have all day battery. I am tired of charging the iPhone 5s during the day.
Rating: 38 Votes
10 weeks ago
Don't really care about the battery capacity, I care more about the battery life. As long as that is increased, it's fine. I don't think that's impossible, remember the iPad Air in which Apple increased the speed and battery life while reducing the capacity.

Compared to the iPhone 5S, the 6 will have:

- A slightly larger screen (38% larger)
- A slightly larger battery (16% larger)
- A less power hungry SoC (rumoured)
- A less power hungry screen (rumoured)

I think battery life could actually be increased over the 5S substantially.
Rating: 18 Votes
10 weeks ago
already let down haha
Rating: 16 Votes
10 weeks ago

It would make the iPhone 6 a brick.


I think it's time you worked out
Rating: 16 Votes
10 weeks ago

How on earth are you ending up needing to charge it during the day? If you start the day at 100% you need to use it insanely much, or with some really power hungry or really poor optimised apps with very high brightness on the screen for it not lasting through the day?

I for one charge it overnight, and then I will mostly end up having 30-60% when I end up going to bed depending on my usage and whether I had to use it in bright light so the display had to run at 100% brightness for a long period of time. I have yet to be able to go from 100% to under 10% no matter how much I use the phone during the day.


How on earth could people have usage needs and usage patterns dissimilar to yours?!

The battery in my 5 is garbage. I've had to have it replaced twice already, and it's starting to shut off at about 15% again now. Do I use my phone a lot? Yes, because that's what the device is designed for. To be used.
Rating: 14 Votes
10 weeks ago
I'm ok with this. My 5s seems to be the exception to the rule as it lasts all day on a single charge with no problem. Even with heavy use the battery percentage does not dip below 40% by the end of the day.
Rating: 12 Votes
10 weeks ago

The reason many think that Apple users are a cult is precisely because of the never-ending Apple apologists. Apple can do no wrong in their eyes.

The iPhone 5 and 5s battery sucks, no need to do Apple's damage control for them. Yes they seem to have slightly improved it in the 5s, though not nearly enough. Every phone out there has twice the capacity and lasts through the day. I've used a 5 and a 5s, I use my phone like all smartphones are meant to be used - a mini computer. If I wanted to just use my phone for talk time to make it last through the day I would have bought a cheap flip-phone.

Apple specifically markets this phone to be your personal assistant, to handle your music, to handle you life, yet when it is used that way it is dead mid-day. That's not acceptable, and no matter how much you optimize phone efficiency you can't beat the fact that the phone is lacking enough juice to fuel its power. Increasing the display area by nearly 40% while slapping minor increases to the battery cannot be made up for by optimization alone. Look at every other phone out there, the GS5, the MotoX, all these phones last much longer than a day and that's with the allegedly "horrible" android optimization.

Apple isn't magical, they can only go as far as physics will allow - something they don't have a lock on no matter how much others would like to apologize. I hope this report isn't true and we see some improvements to battery life, otherwise we will have another two years of the same complaints we've all seen with the 5 designs.


Yes, yes, yes and again, yes! The 5S (I don't know about the 5, I have not had one) is an absolute disgrace in terms of battery life, and good on Samsung for their wall-hugging ads. I am outraged that I spent over £500 on a computer capable of so much to help me through my day, but which I have to keep plugging in or rationing my use of. Do I allow myself to watch the cricket for 30 minutes, or can I use the maps to help me find a decent restaurant? Can I listen to live radio, or should I save the battery in case I am stranded later at Clapham Junction and want to read an eBook with the screen bright enough to be able see it properly?

The pathetic, smug, indulgent nonsense about "super thin" whilst many of us find we can't use this device like the much vaunted Jobs would have wanted makes me sick. It is not the first time I have said this, and usually some Apple-apologist cretins come back with comments like " why don't you buy a battery case" or "why not use your phone less". You couldn't make it up...

Quite honestly, the mind boggles. The 5S is otherwise impressive, to be sure. But its pathetically inadequate battery makes it a daily trial when I am doing anything other than the most basic casual use, and if that is all I wanted from a phone, I would not have bought the 5S. Now, to praise Apple, the battery life they have got out of the MBAs is remarkably impressive.
Rating: 10 Votes
10 weeks ago

How on earth are you ending up needing to charge it during the day? If you start the day at 100% you need to use it insanely much, or with some really power hungry or really poor optimised apps with very high brightness on the screen for it not lasting through the day?

I for one charge it overnight, and then I will mostly end up having 30-60% when I end up going to bed depending on my usage and whether I had to use it in bright light so the display had to run at 100% brightness for a long period of time. I have yet to be able to go from 100% to under 10% no matter how much I use the phone during the day.


I work in a low-signal area, which is a large building with extremely poor cellular reception. When I turn off all radios except wifi on Airplane Mode, my iPhone survives A Day. That's it. When I leave the cellular radio on, my phone is dead by 7PM, no questions asked. All I do on the phone during this time is text, and I can barely do that because of my job anyway. I get that it's easy to say "Oh lack of cell signal drains the battery so much faster" and that's true, but getting a total of 3.5 use hours during the day before it craps out is really, really bad. And then when you consider that my friend working with me in that building, in the same spot, has a GS5 on AT&T and somehow manages to eke 2 days from it, goes to show that
1. The thought of having a large-capacity battery isn't something to just be brushed off with a lot of pshawing and saying things like "Software optimizations!", and
2. Not everyone has the same use experiences.
It would be wonderful to see Apple release a phone with a great SoC, a great screen AND a great big battery. I don't think it would be unreasonable for anyone to want for all of these things.
Rating: 9 Votes
10 weeks ago
The reason many think that Apple users are a cult is precisely because of the never-ending Apple apologists. Apple can do no wrong in their eyes.

The iPhone 5 and 5s battery sucks, no need to do Apple's damage control for them. Yes they seem to have slightly improved it in the 5s, though not nearly enough. Every phone out there has twice the capacity and lasts through the day. I've used a 5 and a 5s, I use my phone like all smartphones are meant to be used - a mini computer. If I wanted to just use my phone for talk time to make it last through the day I would have bought a cheap flip-phone.

Apple specifically markets this phone to be your personal assistant, to handle your music, to handle you life, yet when it is used that way it is dead mid-day. That's not acceptable, and no matter how much you optimize phone efficiency you can't beat the fact that the phone is lacking enough juice to fuel its power. Increasing the display area by nearly 40% while slapping minor increases to the battery cannot be made up for by optimization alone. Look at every other phone out there, the GS5, the MotoX, all these phones last much longer than a day and that's with the allegedly "horrible" android optimization.

Apple isn't magical, they can only go as far as physics will allow - something they don't have a lock on no matter how much others would like to apologize. I hope this report isn't true and we see some improvements to battery life, otherwise we will have another two years of the same complaints we've all seen with the 5 designs.
Rating: 9 Votes
10 weeks ago

I think we're all forgetting that because Apple controls both hardware and software tightly, they don't need a huge margin in terms of battery size, since both can be optimized for best power consumption.


OR… pair that unique optimization with a bigger battery to deliver best of all worlds.

People keep trying to spin lack of a competitive-sized battery with this "optimization" argument. But pair optimization AND a bigger battery and then you really have something.

I think the people whining about (under-sized) batteries are doing so because they know Apple could put in a more robust battery if Apple wanted to do so. They don't need apologists to try to turn a particular lemon into lemonade with spin. They want tangible, evolutionary hardware change. I doubt there's any "forgetting".
Rating: 9 Votes

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