A new photo purportedly shows trays of batteries fresh off the assembly line, headed for use in Apple’s next new iPhone, usually referred to as the iPhone 5S. The photo, if authentic, is another indication that production of the new Apple phone is about to begin.
The photo was published on Friday by Nowhereelse.fr, and is just the latest in a series of leaks claiming to show components from Apple’s so-called “iPhone 5S.” The company is widely expected to launch its next iPhone in September or October, about a year after the debut of the iPhone 5.
The photo allegedly shows batteries for the “iPhone 5S” as they await being equipped with the appropriate connector for use with Apple’s new flagship phone. The batteries are not labeled, so information such as voltage and capacity are unknown.
Since the batteries are unmarked, and the authenticity of the photo has not been verified, the batteries could be intended for use in any of numerous other devices. However, the recent flood of photos and other leaks referring to supposed parts destined for use in Apple’s new phone do suggest that suppliers are gearing up for full-scale production of the next version of the popular device.