gforgames Stories August 6, 2014

Latest sketchy iPhone 6 battery rumor claims capacity jump over earlier ‘test battery’

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.

gforgames Stories July 17, 2014

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GforGames is citing a Chinese web forum for a rumor that the iPhone 6 camera will get a bump from 8MP to 13MP as Apple switches to to an improved version of the Sony Exmor sensor. The Sony Exmor IMX220 is a larger 1/2.3-inch sensor that can support up to 20MP, but Apple is said to be planning to use it in its 13MP incarnation.

While a Chinese web forum is generally as unreliable a source as you can get, GoforGames claims that this one has a good track-record with Sony-related rumors …  expand full story

gforgames Stories March 31, 2014

Images posted on Weibo claim to show an iPhone 6 under testing at Foxconn, via GforGames. The validity of these images cannot be confirmed, but the shots do line up with previous rumours. The iPhone 6 depicted here has a protruding camera (similar to the current design of the iPod touch), rounded edges and a considerably thinner profile than the current iPhone 5s.

Supposedly, these photos come from inside Foxconn itself. Drawings published on Friday reflect these images somewhat. A protruding camera component is part of the schematics, for example. Evidence of a thin chassis for the next-generation iPhone were originally found in January, albeit those pictures were as sketchy as these latest images.

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