We reported last month on photos of a battery that was allegedly destined for use in Apple’s much-rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6. At the time we mused that the 1,810 mAh capacity of the power cell was merely a modest bump over the current iPhone’s 1,560 mAh capacity. Now, ESM-China electronics analyst Sung Chang Xu claims (Google Translate, via G for Games) the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will actually boast a 2,100 mAh battery.
Citing sources at supply chains across China, the analyst also adds that the previous images of the battery showed test units. A capacity of 2,100 mAh for the iPhone 6’s battery would put it below competing phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 (2800 mAh)and the HTC One M8 (2600 mAh). However, Apple’s traditionally tight hardware and software integration will likely contribute to a more robust overall battery life, as iOS 8 will most certainly be optimized for the iPhone 6.
Xu was the source of a number of earlier rumors pertaining to both the iPhone 6 (claiming the device would feature temperature, pressure and humidity sensors in addition to electronic image stabilization.) and the iWatch. (Xu said it would sport optical sensors to measure heart rate and oxygen levels.)
Apple will debut the iPhone 6 at an event on Tuesday, September 9th. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is expected to launch a little over a week later. We may also see a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 at the event, which is expected to ship late 2014/early 2015.
It’s grain of salt time again, however this is certainly one rumor I’m sure all of us would like to see come to fruition. Any extra battery life is always welcome at the end of a long day of work. (Or play, for that matter.)