The final version of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will not, as a previous rumour claimed, feature 1,810 mAh battery, but instead a bigger, 2,100 mAh one, according to Sung Chang Xu, ESM-China analyst, who has spoken with a battery manufacturer.
The analyst claims the previous images of the purported iPhone 6 battery unit were indeed real, but used solely for testing purposes, – according to GforGames. Still with a 2,100 mAh battery on board, Apple’s iPhone would fall below the competition in terms of tech specs. This, however, doesn’t necessarily mean that it will also rank low in battery stress tests — see previous reports.
As Sung Chang Xu notes in her Weibo entry, battery thickness is a challenge Apple will need to face. There were rumours about a much slimmer battery, as the device will be much thinner. But, apparently, this won’t happen, at least not in the way we may expect it to.
Apple is widely expected to launch a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 this fall, with the possible product announcement rumoured for September 9. A larger form factor will allow Apple to use a longer and wider battery, but don’t place your bets on the 2,100 mAh battery yet, since it is a rumour which needs to be taken with a large pinch of salt.