iPhone 6 Release Date Rumors, and Features: Larger Screen = Larger Battery? New Leak Implies So

The iPhone 6, rumored to come out in the next few weeks, will have a larger battery.

According to Apple Insider, a leak says the 4.7-inch version of the phone will have a larger, 1810mAh battery. Apple Insider cited a French tech blog, Nowhereelse.fr, for its information. 

It’s unclear what batter the rumored 5.5-inch model will have. But Forbes magazine writes: “It’s very likely that the two models will have essentially identical parts inside save for the screens, which will vary in one way and might in another. The one certain difference is that the 5.5-inch model will require a more powerful LED assembly for illumination. In and of itself, though, that won’t negate what appears to be a substantial advantage for the phablet-sized model. The slightly higher power budget for lighting will minimally affect battery life. What could cut into it is resolution.”

The leak, which came out on Saturday, is the second time that there’s been rumors the 4.7-inch variant will have a better, longer-lasting battery.

Mac Rumors also posted a photo of the purported battery.

“While it’s difficult to confirm the authenticity of the battery, it does appear to have markings similar to other Apple batteries and looks to have the necessary proportions to fit the 5.5-inch iPhone,” the website’s Husain Sumra writes. “Reports have claimed that the final battery capacity for the 4.7-inch model would be 2,100 mAh, so a battery capacity of 2,915 mAh would make sense for a phone less than an inch bigger. It would also put the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s battery closer to the specs of the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5’s 2,800 mAh battery.”

The iPhone 6 will likely be finally unveiled at a Sept. 9 Apple event. The 4.7-inch model will then be released shortly after that, with the 5.5-inch model coming later.

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