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iPhone 6 Battery Details Surface, Fail To Impress (Rumors)

by Mihai Matei on July 7, 2014


This is going to be a pretty interesting year, not only Apple, but for fans of the brand as well, as in just a few months from now the Cupertino-based giant is expected to release a couple of brand new smartphones that will introduce a new design language. Unlike the iPhone 5S which has been a refresh over the iPhone 5, the iPhone 6 is expected to feature a larger display and new looks.

Those of you who have followed the mobile world in these past several months should know a bit about how the iPhone 6 is shaping up so far, at least based on leaks and rumors. If not, then you’ve picked a pretty interesting moment to join the party, as today we’re going to throw a new and interesting bit of information into the mix. Care to learn more? Then as usual, join us after the break for the full story.

iPhone 6 Battery Details Surface, Fail To Impress (Rumors)

iPhone 6 Battery Details Surface, Fail To Impress (Rumors)

iPhone 6 Battery Details Surface

Earlier today, the entire Chinese mobile media has started passing along a new rumor concerning the iPhone 6, with several new reports suggesting that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will feature a battery that would measure anywhere between 1,800 and 1,900 mAh. As a reminder, the iPhone 5S and 5C both come with a 1,570 mAh battery, so a bump to 1,800 /1,900 mAh sounds pretty alright. However, due to the fact that the next-gen iPhone is also expected to pack a larger 4,7-inch display, pretty much every Apple fan in China who has stumbled across this report is now wondering if 1,800 mAh is enough. We’re in the same boat too.

To make matters even more interesting, the same reports have also indicated that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will pack a 2,500 mAh battery. That doesn’t sound bad, but for the sake of having a reference point, we’ll remind you that the LG G3 (which also measures 5.5-inches) draws its power from a 3,000 mAh unit, and that the 5.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 makes use of a 3,200 mAh battery. That being said, our guesses are that a 2,500 mAh unit doesn’t sound as good as it may have at the beginning.


Of course, comparing the iPhone with an Android flagship device when it comes to power management is a bit like comparing apples to oranges. Either way, we can’t help but wonder if 1,800 and 2,500 mAh respectively is going to be enough. So far we are not impressed and with Google introducing new battery tweaks via Android L, Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphones might fall a bit short when it’ll all come down to battery life.

At this point we can’t confirm or infirm if this information is legit, so take everything with a pinch of salt. Assuming that these reports are correct, then what are your thoughts? Feel free to join us in the comment section.

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  • Enthasuasticalogocalism

    wall-huggers they said, very well said

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