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.

Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
87 months ago
would've been 3,000 mAh, but Jony Ive wanted the iPhone to be 1 mm thinner.
Score: 83 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ahlsn Avatar
87 months 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.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thares Avatar
87 months 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.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vseera Avatar
87 months 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.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kolax Avatar
87 months 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.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
87 months 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.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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