Even iPhone enthusiasts will admit that battery life has never been Apple’s strong suit. With the iPhone 6 release quickly approaching, many iPhone users are hoping for a slimmer model and upgraded battery life. Well, one out of two isn’t bad.
According to Chinese media reports, the battery in the 4.7 inch model will be in the 1800-1900 mAh range – only around 20% more than the 5s. When you factor in the increased power requirements for the larger screen and resolution, there may actually be a decline in battery life. This mediocre battery capacity places Apple behinds its competitors with similar sized headsets, and leaves some wondering if Apple is focusing too much on an ultra-slim design.
However, the 5.5 model may do better, as it’s said that it has a 2500 mAH battery.
While it’s important to keep in mind that these reports are highly speculative, it is extremely likely that the iPhone 6 will be thinner than the previous models. A slimmer battery would be one way to achieve that, but it would come at the cost of a subpar battery life. It is also entirely possible that the real-world battery life far surpasses the hardware specs, due to the performance improvements updated in iOS 8.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 during a September media event.
– Joe Stempel