The Apple iPhone 5 will have only a slightly more powerful battery than the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S despite it expected to be getting more power-hungry features.
The information comes to light after a report which claims it has studied the battery pack going into the iPhone 5.
According to 9to5Mac, “a reliable parts source” has sent them photos of the new battery pack of the iPhone 5.
After analyzing the iPhone 5 battery pack which is said to have been manufactured last june, the site reveals its capacity and other details.
“This new battery features a capacity of 1440 mAh. That is up from the capacity of 1430 mAh on the iPhone 4S and up from 1420 mAh on the iPhone 4,” it says.
That is just 10 mAh bigger than the iPhone 4S, its predecessor.
Furthermore, the alleged iPhone 5 battery pack is said to have a new voltage of 3.8. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have identical voltages of 3.7.
Another only slight increase is with the battery pack’s watts-per-hour capacity (wHr). It is said to pack 5,45 wHr which is only a slight increase from the 5.3 wHr of the iPhone 4S and the 5.25 wHr of the iPhone 4, the publication reports.
This new information is significant if you take into consideration the new technology that is expected to go into the iPhone 5.
Since this Spring, we have heard reports that the iPhone 5 will have a bigger screen. A bigger screen usually translates to heavier battery consumption.
Hence, the expectation that the device will have a battery that is not only slightly bigger in capacity than its previous versions have. Apple has also built its name on the hardy battery life of its devices.
Last May, the Wall Street Journal cited unnamed “people familiar with the matter” saying that the next iPhone will have a screen that measures “at least 4 inches diagonally”.
This is up from the 3.5-inch screens which have adorned the iPhone since it launched in 2007. Reuters have echoed this report saying that its own sources say that the iPhone 5 will have a 4-inch screen.
Not long after those two organizations reported this, 9to5Mac said that the iPhone 5 screen will have a 640 x 1136 pixels resolution in its 4 inches of screen real estate. The next-generation iPhone’s screen has also been rumored to be thinner.
Furthermore, the iPhone 5 is expected to come with 4G LTE which is a big drain on batteries.
Images 1 & 2 from starzinger and 9to5Mac on Flickr (CC)