The next generation iPhone is expected to be launched in just over a month and the leaks for this upcoming handset are happening aplenty. The latest component from the next generation iPhone that has been snapped is the battery and though most people expected the battery of the iPhone 5 to have a significant improvement over the one used on the iPhone 4S, it appears that this is not the case. A report by 9to5Mac has stated the next iPhone will feature a 1440mAh battery, up by 10mAh from the one used in the iPhone 4S.
The report states, “A reliable parts source sent us images of new iPhone battery packs that they received. Notably, these new battery packs sport a higher capacity than the packs in previous generations of Apple’s smartphone. This new battery features a capacity of 1440 mAh. That is up from the capacity of 1430 mAh on the iPhone 4S and up from 1420 mAh on the iPhone 4, according to iPhone repair shop iFixYouri, whom examined the battery photos.”
Appears to be only a marginal improvement
Elaborating on the battery, the report also states that the voltage of the battery has also been increased to 3.8 and it has been raised from 3.7 which is found on both, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. The report also goes on to state, “The new battery also has an increased watts-per-hour measurement (wHr), 5.45 wHr, which is an increase from 5.25 and 5.3 on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, respectively. This is a proportional increase due to the increase from 1430 to 1440 mAh.”
The next iPhone is highly expected to feature LTE connectivity and hence, a larger battery is believed to be used with it. If rumours of LTE are true and these batteries are in fact for the iPhone 5, then it can be possible that these batteries can be capable of handling LTE connectivity.
There are other points of interest also surrounding the upcoming flagship smartphone from Apple and two rumours of the iPhone 5 seem to be consistent for quite a while now. One is that the iPhone 5 will have a redesigned casing with a larger display, and the other is that it will feature a micro dock. The next iPhone is expected to feature a major design overhaul and is said to be much bigger, measuring 58.47 mm wide, 123.83 mm high and 7.6 mm thin with a 4-inch display. As previous reports have indicated, the headphone jack will also be relocated from the top of the iPhone to its bottom. Earlier reports also indicated that the size of the dock has been reduced drastically, and it is now the size of a micro USB. The screen size of the iPhone has remained the same since it was first launched. Apple is expected to increase the size of the display to 4-inches diagonally. While the width will not change, the brand will raise the height, thereby giving it a resolution of 1136 x 640.
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