iPhone 6 (2915mah battery, NowhereElse 001)

We’ve already seen alleged 1,810mAh, 2,100mAh, and 2,915mAh batteries bound for Apple’s upcoming handsets and now the strongest 2,915mAh module has been showed off on a set of new photos posted Tuesday morning by the French publication NowhereElse.fr [Google Translate].

Featuring a capacity of 2,915mAh versus the iPhone 5s’s 1,560mAh package, this prototype battery should theoretically allow the iPhone 6 to last longer on a single charge and get your through the day without recharging.

On the other hand, it’s entirely possible that Apple will advertise the iPhone 6 as having the same battery life as the iPhone 5s. That’s because an increase in the battery capacity could be offset by a bigger screen which draws more power. Same could be said for other rumored new components such as an NXP-made NFC chip for mobile payments, faster graphics and more.

The photographed unit bears a manufacturing date of March 2014. The markings indicate it was manufactured by Chinese firm Desay Battery. A July report by Taiwan’s United Daily News identified Desay Battery as a battery supplier for upcoming iPads.

The China-based firm currently supplies iPhone batteries and is rumored to have won contracts for the iPhone 6 lineup.

According to sourced who spoke to iGen recently, the battery in the 5.5-inch device should be over 2,915 mAh, or almost twice the size of the iPhone 5s’s 1,560mAh battery.

If true, then the 4.7-inch variant should be outfitted with a 2,915 or 1,810mAh battery. At any rate, Apple should be wise to finally address the iPhone battery complaints, even more so given Samsung’s aggressive ‘Wall Huggers’ marketing campaign and the fact that flagship Android devices feature 3,000+ mAh batteries.

Samsung Galaxy S5 ad (Wall Huggers 001)

Yesterday, NowhereElse published a video showing off a rear shell of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variant. Moreover, the blog has learned from sources that Apple will market the bigger iPhone under the ‘iPhone Air,’ which was first used for iOS devices with the release of the iPad Air last September.

Apple last week issued invites for a media event set to take place next Tuesday, September 9, at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Apple’s hometown of Cupertino, strongly hinting at the importance of the upcoming announcements.

[NowhereElse]

  • Litchy

    A bit more battery life wouldn’t hurt though 😀

    • Maxim∑

      2,900mah is considered way above average even on Android.
      If iPhone was competitive with android devices with just 1,500mah imagine almost 2x that. I don’t think we will be disappointed

      • Guest

        If that happens ..

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    If Apple doesnt at least IMPROVE the battery life, I’ll (to quote the guy on the Family Feud app) “Eat my hat”

    • Rowan09

      They always improve the battery life, but I hope they make a huge improvement. If they add a 2900mAh battery we should see a huge improvement.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I meant make it last longer. The past couple years its been the same battery life, but more stuff in the phone. So it SEEMS like they improved it.

      • Rowan09

        They did make it last longer every year it was just marginal.

      • Manuel Molina

        My iPhone 4 lasted the longest on iOS 4. After upgrades and Siri, battery life on the phone went down from 4 standards, but up again with each new iPhone model. But looking at it, I miss having my note 2 and going through 1.5 a day on a single charge, but I disliked Touchwiz.

      • Rowan09

        I have a Note 2 and the only way I’ll get that much is if I barely use the phone. If I just use it without trying to conserve battery, it doesn’t last me that long.

      • Manuel Molina

        I won’t lie, I had a custom rom running, but that rom used power saving mode all the time and underclocked the CPU. But when the phone noticed a heavy usage (i.e., A game, video viewing, heavy multitasking, music, etc.), it would speed up without overclocking unless needed to continue to keep the phone going with no lag.

        Without the rom, I got 1 day straight but with heavy usage. This means always having push emails, always watching Netflix, playing games, music during train rides without service or biking in the city, and a lot of texting. Brightness was about 75% on.

      • RarestName

        I’m having one guy replying to one of my comments on iDB that was posted 8 months ago, stating that he always had 9-10 hours on screen time since the iPhone 4, and that we are all doing something wrong with ours. Even controlled tests on airplane mode can only barely scratch 9 hours of video playback on the latest iPhone!

      • Manuel Molina

        That’s why I loved my Note 2. I wasn’t a fan of Touchwiz and became a reason to rom hack and switch to a iPhone again.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Well they need to make it last more than just marginal.

    • Maxim∑

      making a larger battery actually worsens battery life

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        How so?

      • barreknarr

        Battery life /= battery capacity

      • Lagax

        Battery life ~ Battery Capacity

      • barreknarr

        Alright then

      • Maxim∑

        was joking but someone took it seriously lol

  • pnh

    Looking forward to reading the story about the first 2900 mAh battery that blows up in someone’s pocket.

    • highNiggaPie

      As long as my phone lasts through the day I’m ok with losing a few leg muscles I need my weener though

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      What kind of sick mind thinks of that?

      • svartkuken

        A perfectly sane mind.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Obviously not.

  • Lagax

    I don’t think this battery would fit into the iPhone 4.7″ with 6 mm or something in thickness…

    • This battery should be for the speculated 5.5.

  • Merman123

    I don’t think they could afford the “we’ve been able to maintain same battery life” strategy with this iPhone. Overall improvement is a must , regardless of the screen size.

    • Lagax

      What do You mean by they couldn’t afford it?

      • Merman123

        Figure of speech, of course.

      • Lagax

        Sure, but what do You mean with it? ^^

  • Rares

    “Not happy with the iphone battery life, buy 2 iphones.”

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Ha!

    • Or buy a portable battery charger. I’m not tethered to a wall as Samsung suggests and can use said battery charger to charge any USB device. It’s also small enough and light enough to carry around and/or fit into my pocket…

    • rockdude094

      With that logic .. Iphone 6 – with double battery life compared to the iPhone 5s and it only cost twice as more 😀 ain’t that revolutionary

  • Waleed

    Apple, i’m okay if u don’t give better features or stuff, i only need better and much better battery life ! Thats the major problem for me ever in iPhone ! Thankyou

    • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

      Wtf

  • justme

    This looks very good!

    other thing is: where is iOS8 GM! ? c’mon apple, release it now.
    we just have seven days left

    • Manuel Molina

      I’d say that you’ll see it after the 9th or just before the iPhone releases a day or two before.

  • Darryl Barnes

    This is one complaint I do have with apple. Please put a massive battery in the new iPhones.

  • babiloe

    i want that now in my iphone 5, custom it to fit will ya

  • mwpitt52

    I have a work iPhone 5s and just bought an android OnePlus One. 3100mah and goes 2 plus days on charge. And its so awesome! Will never go back to small screen.