iPhone 6 Rumors, Release Date: Features to Include a Better Battery; and Release Date Coming Soon Following Sept. 9 Event

The iPhone 6 will reportedly include a better battery, a feature likely to please Apple users.

The rumored 2100mAh battery would be a 46 percent increase of capacity from the iPhone 5s battery.

The rumor was posted to Sin Weibo, a Chinese social media website, by analyst Sun Chang Xu.

An increasing number of reports say that there will be two version of the iPhone 6–a 4.7-inch one, and a 5.5-inch one.

Xu says that the smaller version will feature the bigger battery, an upgrade from the 1,440mAh battery in the iPhone 5s.

It’s unclear what type of battery is rumored for the larger iPhone 6.

The battery has been the subject of many rumors, especially after photos leaked online showing a 1,810mAH battery.

But Sun says that battery was just for testing and won’t be in the final product.

Meanwhile, a number of media outlets, including Bloomberg and Recode, say that Apple will be holding an event on September 9 at which it will introduce the new iPhone 6 models.

“The timing of Apple’s announcement would fall in line with its recent track record of announcing the new phones in early- to mid-September and then starting sales a few weeks later,” the Wall Street Journal noted.

The release date will likely be announced at the event, and will likely not be too long after the event. For instance, the iPhone 5 was unveiled on September 12, 2012 and then released on September 21, 2012.

The move comes as  Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the U.S. in a step back from three years of legal hostilities between the world’s two largest smartphone makers.

However, Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday that it and Apple will continue to pursue existing cases in U.S. courts. The two companies did not strike any cross-licensing deal.

“Samsung and Apple have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States,” the South Korean company said in a statement. “This agreement does not involve any licensing arrangements, and the companies are continuing to pursue the existing cases in U.S. courts.”

The announcement is a significant lessening of corporate hostilities after years of bitter patent disputes over the intellectual property rights for mobile designs and technology. The legal fights spanned about a dozen countries in Asia, North America and Europe.

The Associated Press contributed.

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