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Alleged iPhone 6 Batteries Photographed in Production Tray

French site [Google Translation] has shared a photo of what are claimed to be batteries for the iPhone 6 spotted in a production tray. While the validity of the image cannot be confirmed, the batteries do appear to share similar physical characteristics with other iPhone batteries.

As the report notes, however, the positioning of the iPhone 6's battery appears to be modified as a metallic section present on current batteries appears to be now integrated along the side. This would indicate a potentially new form factor for the iPhone 6.

A report last month indicated that Apple would begin producing all iPhone batteries on automated production lines starting later this year, allowing the company to shift its supply chain resources towards production efforts on other parts. If real, this new image would indicate that Apple has stepped up its battery production efforts ahead of the iPhone 6's launch.

The leak follows a number of others in recent weeks, including an image from earlier this morning that allegedly depicted the front panel of the iPhone 6 as well as several photos that showed manufacturing molds hinting at a larger-screen iPhone.

Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to be unveiled this fall and has been rumored to launch in sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches. Various reports have noted that the 4.7 inch version will ship first, while the 5.5 inch version will ship sometime afterward due to production challenges.

Both models of the next-generation iPhone are also rumored to include a new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an enhanced camera with optical image stabilization. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek also noted yesterday that Apple is negotiating with wireless carriers to increase the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.

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37 months ago
Hah, complaining this is a controlled leak? Could be... but... isn't it far more logical that:

Apple is a multibillion dollar company. Manufacturing and preparation has to start months ahead of an unveiling. As soon as preparations start, hundreds, if not thousands, of people get involved... and than something can leak out.

Edit: and even if it is a controlled leak. I'm excited. Recent leaks indicate, finally, that bigger iPhones with higher resolutions are coming. I think that's a good thing.
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago

As long as it's bigger and works for longer then I'll be happy.

That's what she said.
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago
I get the feeling that Apple will announce the new iPhone for WWDC instead of waiting till September.
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

No details on the capacity? It should be written right on them.


Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago
Now it just seems like a planned leak from Apple. :(

Rating: 4 Votes
37 months ago
These leaks are getting kind of ridiculous.
Rating: 4 Votes
37 months ago
Blurriness - checked
Weird angle - checked
Folks, this is real!
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago

Boy Apple sure is double downing on security ;)

as the image says...
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago

My money's on hexalobe.

(Hang on, that's been done - Allen key)

Okay, heptalobe. Screwdriver sellers of the world rejoice!

I've heard they're going for unicorn this year.


Lots of people complain about iPad 3 but I've had mine for years now and I like it. People can knock it all they like but it has been a good machine for me and heavily used too.

As for a Touch ID, it is pretty obvious that they had a production capacity problem and choose to deliver on the hardware that would most benefit. Since the iPad chassis will obviously support the Touch ID sensor I think it is safe to assume it is coming to much of the iOS product line.

oh come on they left it out on purpose knowing they'd get more sales. Its so obvious... its what I'd have done :D
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago
If there is no design change on the front plate and just an increase in screen size then I think I will keep my 5s. I hope this is just a rumor because I've been hoping for a major redesign.
Rating: 2 Votes

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