As the launch of the oft-rumored iPhone 6 approaches, it seems like we are beginning to see leaked photos of potential components on a daily basis. The latest photo come from French website Nowhereelse, which has shared photos of what it believes could be the internal battery that will be used in the upcoming smartphone.
Based on the photos, it appears that the iPhone 6 could have a slightly larger 1,810 mAh capacity battery pack. That aligns with a rumor we heard earlier this month about the next iPhone having a battery between 1,800 and 1,900 mAh, a modest improvement over the 1,570 mAh battery in the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
If the leaked photos are accurate, the iPhone 6 would have a smaller battery than other flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8). But with Apple’s tight software-hardware integration, and iOS 8 just around the corner, the iPhone 6 should be optimized to be as power efficient as possible.
A recent study found that improved battery life is the number-one feature that prospective buyers of the iPhone 6 are hoping for. But the larger battery capacity in the iPhone 6 will likely be necessary to power the smartphone’s larger display while being equally as power efficient as previous iPhone models.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 in September, with both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. However, it has been reported that the 5.5-inch model may not launch until later than October or 2015 because of supply constraints and other manufacturing challenges.
Many details of the iPhone 6 have leaked over the past several months. The smartphone is expected to have an ultra-slim design with a sapphire crystal display, a 2 GHz or higher dual-core Apple A8 processor, 2 GB RAM, NFC and optical image stabilization and more.
Were you hoping for a larger battery in the iPhone 6?