A claimed iPhone 6 battery with a capacity of 1810mAh was a ‘test unit,’ claims a Chinese news analyst cited by GforGames, while the real thing “might” have a capacity of 2100mAh.

According to her supply-chain sources, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 might actually sport a larger 2,100 mAh battery as opposed to a 1,810 mAh unit. Reportedly, the 1,810 mAh battery we’ve seen in the aforementioned leaked picture is as real as it can be, but according to Sung Chang Xu’s sources, these units have been used solely for testing purposes.

It should be noted that GforGames specializes in quoting every Chinese source going, and even the source doesn’t appear too confident in this case, so we’re not putting much stock in it.

The battery-life of the iPhone 6 is an interesting question. Assuming the many leaked case parts are real, the phone will be significantly slimmer than existing models, and it’s likely that this will be achieved in large part by a thinner battery. The larger, higher-res screen will also use more power.

However, the larger form factor of the phone will allow the battery to be both longer and wider, and it’s also likely that Apple will further improve the power efficiency of the phone. If I were to guess, I’d say that Apple will aim to cancel out these effects in order to match the battery-life of the iPhone 5s in the 4.7-inch model, but there’s still room to hope for an improvement.

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6 Responses to “Latest sketchy iPhone 6 battery rumor claims capacity jump over earlier ‘test battery’”

  1. I’m with you on assuming Apple will just find a way to “maintain” battery life moreso than improvement or let it drop with the larger screen(s). IIRC, they made the iPhone 5’s battery “taller” given the extra head room and I figure they’ll just use a taller/wider battery for the new models.

    I’ll be pleasantly surprised if they significantly increase battery life with the new models but if I had to guess, I’d say they’ll prioritize thinness and weight.

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    • acslater017 says:

      They’ve steadily added an hour or two with each new design. Usually with bigger phones, battery life improves. Even considering the thing’s thinness, I’d be surprised if they made Phil Schiller do one of his “the same great battery life our customers have come to expect” lines with a straight face. If I had to bet I’d guess 12 hours of LTE browsing.

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      • That’s hilarious, and highly false. They haven’t added an hour or two. In fact, they have probably barely added an hour or two since the first iPhone. Their plan is simple, keep the same battery life or a little better whilst reducing thickness and weight of the device. They’re waiting for new battery tech.

        P.S. This bigger phone has a much larger screen, and higher resolution, that takes more battery, so you don’t just assume a bigger phone means more battery life, unless you are an engineer at Apple and know whether that will actually occur.

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  2. PMZanetti says:

    Battery life on the 5s is pretty good. Its even better on iOS 8. With the ambitious iPhone 6 plans I’m sure the battery plans are to maintain the status quo, or exceed it.

    I would be pleasantly surprised if they made a huge improvement to battery life, but still, I would be surprised if that were the case.

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  3. jrox16 says:

    I’m very happy with my iPhone 5s iOS7 battery life. I am not a wall hugger. In fact, I can’t imagine how much I’d have to use the phone to not make it until bedtime (kill me if I stare at my phone that long).
    So while I do not expect much improvement in the iPhone 6, any at all would be great, if anything, to shut Samsung up. Plus, even if it wasn’t enough, I’d rather get one of those portable battery packs to add charge on the go rather than use a different phone.

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  4. Zoheb Khan says:

    it should at least be 2600 mAh !

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