In another entry to the ongoing list of next-gen iPhone hardware leaks, electronics repair firm iResQ has posted pictures of the supposed battery for Apple’s next-gen device. The battery packs a higher capacity than the iPhone 4S battery, and fits perfectly inside a leaked rear shell for the new iPhone.
Alongside the photos, the site has also posted a description of the battery, and how it compares to the battery found in the iPhone 4S. From iResQ:
Key differences between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S battery:
1. The iPhone 5’s battery is slightly less than a half an inch taller than the iPhone 4S. The thickness appears to be identical. UPDATE – Although, the thickness appears to be the same, the iPhone 5 battery is ever so slightly thinner. With an eye test, the iPhone 5 battery is maybe 1-2mm thinner.
2. The iPhone 5 is 3.8V/5.45Whr while the iPhone 4S is 3.7V/5.3Whr.
3. The connector on the iPhone 5 is not only different, it is placed on the opposite side of the battery to accomodiate its new position within the iPhone.
4. UPDATE – The iPhone 5 battery weighs approximately .80oz. The iPhone 4S battery is approximately .96oz
The leak lines up with previous reports that the next-gen iPhone battery would get a capacity boost. Considering that the device is slightly larger than the iPhone 4S, however, and will consume more power, due to the inclusion of LTE, that’s a pretty safe assumption even without any evidence to back it.
Apple’s event is just one week away, and it should be a pretty exciting announcement this time around! Check out our complete iPhone rumor roundup for the full scoop on what we think we know about Apple’s next iPhone!
September 12 just can’t come soon enough!