Japanese Mac blog Macotakara has published a photo which it claims is of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s battery.
The leaked photo reveals the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could come with a massive 2,915 mAh battery.
The battery in the photo has the part number an Apple part number of 616-0675 and that it runs at 4.35 volts. It is however difficult to confirm the authenticity of the battery, but as MacRumors points out it does have the markings that are similar to Apple batteries, and also seems to be big enough to fit a 5.5-inch iPhone.
A 2,915 mAH battery would be significantly bigger than the iPhone 5s, which comes with a 1,570 mAh battery and the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is also rumored to come with a 1810 mAh or 2100 mAh battery. It does make sense when you consider that the larger iPhone 6 model will come with a 5.5-inch screen. It would still be smaller than the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which comes with a 3200 mAh battery, and 5.5-inch LG G3, which comes with a 3000 mAh battery.
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.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 at a special event on September 9th. 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 with 2 GB RAM, optical image stabilization and more.