Apple rumor: Photos of larger ‘iPhone 5’ battery surface

This may be the iPhone 5 battery

Full Coverage From Apple's 9/12 iPhone 5 Launch EventComponents of what appears to be Apple’s upcoming sixth-generation iPhone just keep pouring in. Today, 9to5Mac is out with another banger: photos of what a “reliable parts source” claims is the battery for the so-called iPhone 5. Not surprisingly, the battery is bigger in size than that of either the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, and has a higher capacity than either — but only slightly.

The newly surfaced battery has a capacity of 1440 mAh, which is slightly larger than the 1430 mAh battery of the iPhone 4S, and the 1420 mAh of the iPhone 4. The voltage also jumps from 3.7 in the iPhone 4S to 3.8. And the watts-per-hour (wHr) rises slightly to 5.3 wHr from 5.25 wHr.

All this battery jargon means is that the next iPhone will — if this is actually its battery — likely require more energy than previous versions of the iPhone. Just as the iPhone 4S needed a boost from the iPhone 4 due to more processing power, the next iPhone will presumably have a few other power-sucking features.

First up is the larger display. All signs point to the next iPhone sporting a larger, 4-inch display — a 0.5-inch jump (when measured diagonally) from previous iPhone iterations. Next, the sixth-gen iPhone will almost certainly have 4G LTE connectivity, which is a notorious battery drainer. For example, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, which currently has the best battery life of any LTE-capable smartphone, has a 3300 mAh capacity battery — more than twice that of this alleged iPhone 5 battery. (It also gets nearly twice the battery life of any other smartphone.) However, Apple reportedly solved some of the LTE energy issues with the third-generation iPad, some versions of which sport LTE connectivity, so it is entirely possible that the next iPhone will also have longer battery life than previous iPhone versions, even with an LTE radio.

While all of this is just speculation, none of it is particularly surprising — LTE is the new standard for smartphones, as are larger displays. If the next iPhone DOESN’T have a larger screen, a bigger battery, and LTE, well, that would be a bit of a shocker.

Apple is expected to debut the next-generation iPhone on September 12.

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