Now that Apple has made the new iPhone event official, we expect the rumor mill to pick up even more steam. Which is kind of hard to believe, considering it’s already been out of control for months.

Today, a new image of an iPhone 5 battery surfaced on the web. Now, we’ve already seen a handful of photos of the purported battery, but this one is sitting perfectly in the handset’s rear shell…

MacRumors points to the above photo, which was published by Kansas-based repair shop iResQ. The site has been the source of several leaked iPhone 5 components, and it looks like it just scored a battery.

” To tide you over, we wanted to show you what we got our hands on….the battery for the next iPhone!

Along with all of the other parts that we have already assembled, we have placed the iPhone 5’s battery where we think it will fit. And guess what, it is a perfect fit yet again.

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.

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.”

And for a size comparison, the site posted the following image of iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 batteries laying side-by-side:

We’d like to think that the larger battery will equate to longer battery life, but we’re not getting our hopes up. Between the handset’s larger display and rumored LTE compatibility, we have a feeling that we’ll see similar battery life to that of the iPhone 4S — which is hardly awesome by today’s standards.

Size aside, the bigger discovery here is that the battery fits perfectly into the purported iPhone 5 shell, adding further credibility to the frequently-leaked two-tone design. We doubt Apple built an entire phone — rear shell, frame, motherboard, battery and all, simply to curb next-gen iPhone rumors.

That being said, it’s still in the real of possibility, which is enough to make the time between now and next Wednesday’s event highly entertaining.

  • Zorvage

    I just hope this iPhone which we have been seeing for the last couple of months are all Apple hoax and they will come with something much more better looking and a way bigger battery life.

    • Me too, but I highly doubt its a hoax … I’m going to buy it regardless; I already sold my iPhone 4s for a good price.

      • What gig space and how much, color and condition, I want to sell mine

      • My phone was in impeccable condition. I babied all my devices. I sold my white 32 gig At&t with a Apple logo light modification kit perfect condition for $650 on craigslist.

      • That’s a nice price my good man.

      • So I’m not phone less in the meantime, I went ahead and bought a retail price iPhone 4 at best buy. BB has a 30 day return policy with no restocking fee. So that worked all smoothly for me =D

  • Jesse

    I just hope all the leaked parts are for the new iPod touch and we are in store for a new redesigned iPhone. Hopefully.

    • Yujin

      that would be so mad funny…but Tim cook said he was doubling down on secrecy, so maybe they leaked the wrong designs to throw everyone off.

      • He did double down on secrecy… But only at Apple HQ. lol.

    • You realise, though, these parts are probably leaked from factories in China so, it would be almost impossible for them to know exactly who did it and even prevent this leak. Unless all of the workers are checked for parts etc. before they leave and the number of phones manufactured are all accounted for…That would be insane amount of work! So, mass production in a remote country with incredibly low costs, has its own other type of costs. They have to live with it! Plus, I am sure (though not admitting because it would look unprofessional) Apple loves the publicity that their phone launch gets months before it. If there were no leaks, there wouldn’t be many public opinion! It is part of the marketing strategy to oversee these leaks. They want everyone to watch their event etc. to see whether it really is the leaked phone.

  • I dont know I expected a bigger battery, we’ll see how Apple makes it work they usually do.

  • The waiting is over? 🙂

  • Yujin

    the battery is taller, slimmer but just 10mAh more?i still get good battery from the 4S but LTE eats battery like crazy…thats why all android users with LTE have a charger attach to their wallet.lol

  • Manuel Angel

    I hope this is fake or the battery is for the iPod touch – it would be perfect for the iPod touch.

  • Honestly, I hope that Apple has successfully pulled a “fast one” by putting out fake parts and components just to throw all of us off…. That would be a real laugh and I’m sure Tim would certainly earn our mutual respect!!! 🙂

  • if we deal with the same battery problems as the 4s for another year im gonna cry

  • MagicDrumSticks

    At this point (and accordin to what has happened in the past for the iPhone 4 and 4S) this IS the iPhone 5. Too many things match up for it to be a fake.

  • Darek Slaby

    I’m actually liking the Lumia phones that are said to be coming out tomorrow. I’ve owned every iPhone from the 3g forward and the UI is getting old. The Lumia’s seem to be a perfect fit for me cause Android is not even an option. The iPhone 5, while great, doesn’t really interest me that much anymore. Maybe I’m getting tired of it. Hopefully ATT will let me get a Lumia while still on contract like they do with the iPhones.

  • The only design flaw that I see with this is that there is a vibrate motor in the top left that was not used in the iPhone 4 CDMA and the iPhone 4S. Why would Apple go back to that design? it is a less efficent designed counterweight vibrate motor. It would surprise me if they went back to this one. Somethings fishy here.