The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will have a 2,915mAh battery, but don’t expect better battery life


The Rumor: The iPhone 6 is getting a big battery upgrade
The Verdict: Sounds too good to be true but I hope it is. After previous rumors reported the iPhone 6 would only get modest battery improvements (if any at all), a new rumor from analyst Sung Chang Xu claims the 4.7-inch iPhone will have a 2100mAh battery instead of just 1,810 mAh unit.Hardware leaks have supported the claims of the weaker batteries being used, but according to Xu, those were only for testing purposes, and the real battery will be much beefier, meaning all-day battery life for iPhone might finally happen in 2014.
The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may have a bigger battery, but don't expect bigger battery life.

In just a little over 24 hours, Tim Cook and Co. will take the stage of Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California and unveil at least one 4.7-inch iPhone 6. From previous leaks, we know that this iPhone 6 will have a 1,810mAh capacity battery, a 14% beefier battery than the 1,560mAh battery used in the iPhone 5s. It makes sense it would need one: it will have a sizably bigger display to light up.

But what about the 5.5-inch iPhone 6? Won’t it need a bigger battery even than that? It will, and a new leak out of Apple’s supply chain suggests that it will be a massive 2,915mAh battery, a battery 86% larger than the current iPhone 5s battery.

Superthin Battery Shortages Are Holding Up The iPhone Air [Rumor]



So far, the consensus is that while we will see a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in September, we will have to wait until the holidays, or even later, to see the rumored 5.5-inch model. The culprit, claim reports, are those ever pesky “yields,” but what does that mean? Why is a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 so much harder to make than a 4.7-inch one?

A new report out of Taiwan sheds some light on the matter. The issue apparently is that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is meant to be super thin… even thinner than the 4.7-inch. And that requires perfecting a very special kind of battery.

This Is The iPhone Air… And It Looks A Lot Like An Old Friend [Concept]


The rumors swirl that when Apple unveils the next iPhone in September this year, it will boast a much larger screen. But what would a thinner, 4.7-inch iPhone with a 1080p display, upgraded 10-megapixel camera, and a 9% thinner enclosure look like?

According to this concept by designer Sam Beckett, nearly identical to the current iPhone 5s. Yes, it would be bigger, but it would otherwise have the same proportions, short of shaving a millimeter or two off of the side bezels.

If Apple does release a so-called iPhone Air, I bet this is how they will actually do it. It will look like a natural evolution of the iPhone line so far, not a major design shift.