Photos of Prototype iPhone 5’s ‘DVT’ Battery Surface

Photos of Prototype iPhone 5’s ‘DVT’ Battery Surface

As the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 looms closer, components for the device have been cropping up all over the place. The latest provides an indication that the device is close to launch, with a prototype batter labeled ‘DVT_B3’.

U.K. repair shop iPatchiPods has provided images to MacRumors that purportedly show an iPhone 5 prototype battery. The battery is labeled with ‘DVT’, which doesn’t just stand for deep vain thromboses. It also stands for ‘Device Verification Testing’ — the final stage of testing before a device goes into production, and the phase that follows ‘EVT’ — Engineering Verification Testing.

The part has reportedly been provided by by a source who has supplied genuine Apple parts to iPatchiPods in the past. If it is indeed an iPhone 5 battery, it would indicate that the device is either ready to hit production, or that it’s already in production — depending on how old the battery actually is, which has not been confirmed.

With regards to technical specifications, the battery seems to be identical to that featured in the iPhone 4, with the same power delivery. In fact, it’s possible this could actually just be a battery from an old iPhone 4 prototype.

  • michaelroseagain

    Terrible writing, bad proof reading and the “story” is pure link bait. Anyone who clicks through to iPatchiPods deserves to be slapped.

    TL;DR – This is an iPhone 5 battery, or maybe it’s an iPhone 4 battery.

    Idiot.

  • SarahMckenzy54

    ..I just paíd $20.87 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, bit.ly/BidShop

  • Chris

    It must be a DVB-T receiver

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  • Darren Kent

    Yeah, I’m unliking Cult of Mac on Facebook now. I despise websites deliberately trying to get people to click on links within articles. They are obviously sponsored ones, even though it’s root domain. Besides, the articles on this site are written very poorly.

    Goodbye. A long time user of this site won’t be returning.

  • sarahadam1716969851

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/CentBid

  • KillianBell

    The link was simply taken from the original story on MacRumors.

  • imajoebob

    How is it “link bait” to link to the clearly identified source?  Is the MacRumors link also link bait? Is a link to the NYT on HuffPost link bait?  Maybe interested readers shouls just type in the site manually – or is just the mention of it also “link bait?”

    This is the Internet, not the parish newsletter; it’s SUPPOSED to have links.

  • AliceSherman

    ,,I just paíd $20.87 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, bit.ly/BidShop

  • prof_peabody

    I think he meant “click-bait” instead of “link-bait.”

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  • michaelroseagain

    Yes, it was click-bait.

    Using “Photos of iPhone 5″ in a headline for a story that might just be an iPhone 4, as the author states at the bottom. It’s not a story, not journalism, is badly written and was just designed for people to come hear and increase impressions on the adverts.

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