Battery life will still suck on ultra-slim iPhone 6


The iPhone 6 is poised to become the thinnest, lightest iPhone Apple’s ever made, but all that thinning might mean the iPhone still won’t be able to hold a charge for more than 10 hours.

Eight iterations of iPhones have been released and we’d love to see true all-day battery life added to the features list, but according to a report on the the iPhone 6’s battery, the thinification of the iPhone 6 means it will see minimal battery gains when it launches this fall.

Supply chain sources in China claim Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone’s battery will receive a modest bump up to a maximum of 1,900mAh. That sounds like a decent boost compared to 5c and 5s which currently come with 1,570 mAh batteries, but considering the iPhone 6 will pack a larger display, the extra juice will probably be used just to maintain current battery life.

Along with a slightly larger battery, the iPhone 6 is rumored to launch in late-September, sporting a larger Sapphire glass display, improved camera, more durable TouchID, and faster CPU.

Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone is also expected to get a bigger 2,500 mAh battery, but similar sized devices like the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 pack 3,000 mAh and 3,200 mAh batteries. Of course Apple has tighter control over battery performance with iOS 8 than Android handset makers, so its possible the new batteries could still give users a few more hours of battery life, but it appears that the all-you-can-eat battery life users are starving for is still a year or two away.


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