Claimed photo shows alleged 15 percent stronger iPhone 6 battery

By , Jul 17, 2014

iPhone 6 battery (NowhereElse 003, teaser)

There has been some commotion lately as to whether or not Apple’s iPhone 6 will have a longer battery life due to a larger enclosure potentially housing a stronger battery pack.

A new claimed photo surfaced Thursday purportedly depicting an iPhone 6 battery showing an increased capacity of 1,810mAh.

To put it in context, both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have a a 1,570mAh battery so this alleged component could provide a sixteen percent boost in battery capacity…

French blog NowhereElse.fr [Google translate] posted a photo of the battery pack seen top of post and below. You can clearly see markings indicating the 1,810mAh capacity.

Despite a little more than a fifteen percent boost in capacity over the existing iPhone 5s battery, 1,810mAh represents a modest increase by standards of  oversized high-end Android handsets.

For example, LG’s 5.5-inch G3 has a 3,000mAh power unit inside and the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is outfitted with a massive 3,200mAh battery.

iPhone 6 battery (NowhereElse 002)

It should be noted that NowhereElse couldn’t confirm the authenticity of this leak. For all we know, this particular component could easily belong to one of the sophisticated iPhone clones made in China.

According to DigiTimes in March, Apple is looking to switch its battery production to automated production lines allowing it to move manufacturing to wherever it likes.

The iPhone maker wanted to buy a company called Renesas SP Drivers which makes LCD Drivers in an effort to improve the iPhone’s battery life, but got outbid by touchpad maker Synaptics, its former supplier.

The company is now thought to be partnering with another firm called Intelligent Energy with the same goal of potentially improving the iPhone’s battery performance.

Taiwanese sources alleged back in April that Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was facing delays as suppliers like Dynapack struggled to produce battery components measuring 2mm or less, especially given standard smartphone batteries typically have a thickness of roughly 2.8 – 2.9 millimeters.

Samsung Galaxy S5 ad (iPhone battery 001)

Then in June, Chines sources said Apple solved production woes by teaming up with a different battery supplier, later identified as Taiwan-based Simplo Technologies.

It’s unclear whether a stronger battery is exclusively meant to power the device’s larger screen/backlighting or if it will allow for overall improvements in battery life in everyday use.

Provided the leaks are accurate, Apple’s obsession with the iPhone 6’s thinness may only yield marginal battery improvements.

According to our non-scientific poll asking whether battery life or screen size was more important to you, only one out of each four respondents opted for screen size.

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  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Looks like we’re gonna be wall-huggers once again!

    • Mikasa Ackerman

      Or… you could just carry one of them 12000mAh portable batteries with you to charge your phone. It’s the same size as your iPhone, just as slim, and can charge it to 100% many times over. It’s on amazon.

      • Manuel Molina

        Remember, your phone has 300 life cycle charges. So when you charge it with one of those chargers, you’re actually just shorten your battery life. It should give you a day without you having to turn off every feature off the smartphone. That defeats the purpose of using the phone in general.

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        When you need to charge your phone.. you need to charge your phone. Best to have a portable charger… You can still use your phone, because you have a portable battery… You lose a life whether you charge in your pocket or at home… I don’t really see the issue here LOL

      • http://www.twitter.com/IDGAFViBeLuXUrY Vanessa Bitez

        No one wants a big battery pack case on their iPhone. Once they make one slim enough then it would be ok.

      • J. Rockwell

        This isn’t a case he is referring to. It is a small external battery pack that you charge up, it holds 6-8 full iPhone charges. So you just throw it in your backpack or purse, and no worries. Check out “EasyAcc 12000 power bank” on Amazon. They are pretty slick, and a definite must when travelling.

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        Ahh someone with a brain. Thanks. Those battery packs are life savers — a MUST have regardless of the phone.

      • Laura Frank

        The size of the battery is only a part of the battery lasting long on any device. Look at what the Haswell chip did for electronic devices in terms of battery usage.

      • Antzboogie

        Yeah Anker is the boss of portable chargers though. A little competition ain’t hurt nobody. ;)

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        It’s not a case…

      • Antzboogie

        They already have them.

      • Antzboogie

        Agreed.

      • Antzboogie

        I think its a little more then 300 cycles because I know I passed that with my 5s, your battery will just give out quicker. I leave mine charging at home anyway pass the 100% mark which Ive heard is ok to do.

      • eXoguti093

        My 4S passed 700.. It now has a 1000mAh battery:D

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I have a battery case for my Iphone 5 right now, but isnt the point of this to NOT need one of those? lol I mean why pay extra for more battery when some of these phones last 48 hours like the Note 3? I’ve always wanted to use some of those cool location based apps but was always afraid of losing battery. Thought that would change with the Iphone 6, but so far its not looking like it.

      • totempole90

        Which brand and model is this?

    • Manuel Molina

      To true. I know you are just reporting this and want us to take it with a grain of salt Christian, but knowing Apple’s repeated patterns at doing little to increase the batteries likelihood of actually getting us through a complete day, makes me deem this report as 100% true.

    • Antzboogie

      Get an Anker portable battery charger its a beast!! Plus they have powerful ones which can charge two devices at the same time, Amazon has them.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I just said the point of this is to NOT need a battery charger.

  • Jason Baroni

    I love walls in result of loving quality. Love hurts.

    • Antzboogie

      Lol!!

  • Willie

    Hope battery life would be much better given the increase of the capacity.

  • Noah Mospan

    I was hoping apple would pull through with new technology from Intelligent Energy. this iPhone had the potential to be the most innovative product that Apple has produced in awhile. But Aside from the revolutionary sapphire display, I hope Apple has something else up their sleeve that will blow us away. *crosses fingers*

  • White Michael Jackson

    Lies. When Apple finally release the new iphone’s they will say something to the effect of “We have been to squeeze the same AMAZING 8 hour power we have in our previous 5s into the iPhone 6. Isnt that AWESOME guys.” Audience at WWDC “YYYYYEEEEAAAAHHH!!!!”

    • Eni

      I thought you where dead!!

      • White Michael Jackson

        How else did I release that album? I got a tour coming up very soon.

  • Rey Hernandez

    This is why I got a mophie battery case…

  • Rowan09

    The size of the battery is only a part of the battery lasting long on any device. Look at what the Haswell chip did for electronic devices in terms of battery usage. I charged my iPhone in the morning yesterday and it lasted me until this morning with 54% left. I didn’t use it as much since I was busy yesterday, but it’s all about usage.

  • sosarozay300

    my iphone 5s battery lasts longer than my gs4’s and note 2’s

    • felixtaf

      Lol… Be reasonable. Its only possible if the 5s is in standby mode!

      • Rowan09

        Or if he had notification off on his iPhone on low brightness while having notifications on the Android devices, it’s possible. It’s all about usage, but Android does burn more battery than IOS as a whole.

      • Nicholas Oldroyd

        Simply having push notifications on doesn’t affect battery life. It only drains power when you actually receive a push notification since the screen has to turn on and download bits of information.

        Push notifications are always being listened for anyways just like the phone is already always listening for calls and text messages.

      • Rowan09

        When I leave my Note 2 for a day with notifications on wifi with no service it needs charging by the end of the day, due to notifications for updates, mail, clash of clans, etc. If I do the same with my 5s I can go without charging it for days. Android is very battery hungry while IOS isn’t.

      • Nicholas Oldroyd

        Yeah, in my experience Apple push service is very light on battery and all apps HAVE to use it. While on Android most apps each use their own notification service and each drain more and more battery.

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        Android drains way more battery than iOS. That’s why it has all those specs and perform no better than the iPhone. lol 3gb of ram, quad core, 3200mAh, LOL. Android uses more resources in a whole. So, yes your experience should be true. Notifications on Android would drain battery much faster than IOS… -_- just ask my HTC One. LOL

      • Nicholas Oldroyd

        Google: “anandtech iphone 5s battery”

        It’s well known and tested/proven that the iPhone 5s has better battery life than a GS4 for example even when being used like for WiFi or LTE web browsing, or even games.

      • chris125

        I got less battery on my 5s than when I had an s4. Apple leaves a lot to be desired in battery department

  • Brian 

    For once I am tired of hearing about all these leaks. For once I think I am going to finally stop reading about them and simply just WAIT for the announcement, because I am just too excited for the iPhone 6 :/

    • James Gunaca

      You’ll be back.

  • tommmrp

    As the display is bigger the battery will need to be bigger. 15% increase in battery size is simply not enough.

    • Rowan09

      Why?

      • Benjamin

        because my battery dies at the middle of the day. I use 4 hours with full screen usage and done. That’s not enough. It need to be enough power till night. Like 6AM (6:00) to 8PM (20:00) (I have iPhone 5)

      • Rowan09

        The 5s and 5c has better battery performance than the 5 and we don’t know what 15% increase in size means to the performance.

  • Thiago Vaccaro

    Off topic, but whats the difference between Continuity and Handoff in iOS 8/Yosemite?

  • Eikast

    I’m a bit disappointed. Such a small increase in battery size when compared to a 0.7″ increase in screen estate with a supposedly bump in resolution. I was hoping for around 2000 mAh for the 4.7″ iPhone 6.

    • GuyWithTheThings

      1810 mAh is around 2000 xD

  • chris125

    Of course. Apple doesn’t care about battery life, its all about thinness

  • Mikasa Ackerman

    The cycle is 500 – 600. Not 300.

    The phone will work fine even after 300 charges… proof (ask the people with the iPhone 3gs working perfectly fine after 4 years)

    There is no bigger battery… so, logically it would make sense to carry around an extra battery. You have to charge your phone regardless.

    This isn’t burger king, you can’t always have it your way. Simply adjust to life and buy a battery pack…

  • Omar

    I may be wrong but feels like my 5S battery last longer then my GS4 and Note 2… the difference that I’ve notice between the two is that the iPhone will charge in no time while the Samsung will take forever to reach 100%.

  • Sean Finn

    I have had in the past few years the Iphone 3gs Iphone 4 and Iphone 4S and then i bought my first Android the HTC One. The reason for the move was two things 1. the battery in the Iphones were awful and as far as i can see from Iphone Users in my Family and at work this is still the same. 2. I wanted more freedom on my device as in download straight to the device.

    The HTC One battery life was fantastic compared to what i had with every iphone i had and now im on my second Android device the Galaxy Note 3 and its an absolute beast.

    There is a girl i work with who has the iphone 5s and her battery dies by 3 o clock everyday and then it has to be charged for her bus ride home for a €600 phone off contract that is pretty pathectic, i am not bashing apple i have a mac mini at home and it is one of the best pieces of equipment i have ever bought but people justifing the battery life by compensating with a charger pack is ridiculous and the more Iphones bought the less and less they will care about actually fixing the battery issues as it wont become a priority as the phone will still sell.

    I laughed at Samsungs new ad cause it is true every where you go Airport,Work,Restaurants you see people charging there iphones. IOS is fantastic great piece of software and better in many ways to Android but i cannot justify paying that amount of money for a phone that dies so easily and constantly needs to be charged not to mention how soft the phone is(watch any drop test of iphones and also check out how much apple make from broken screens).

    I hope the Iphone is a huge improvement IOS 8 looks fantastic i just hope the device its self is better and the battery too.

    • Gary LE

      But she might have all the unused/unnecessary features enabled and/or many apps opened that can reduce the battery life. Also brightness and sounds to max can lead to excessive battery use too.

  • Donovan

    My friend has a Note 3. That battery is amazing. I want that battery.