The images, which reached us from MacRumors, show off a selection of iPhone batteries that look similar to the battery used in the current-generation iPhone 5s handset. This is a 1,570 mAh battery capable of sustaining the smartphone for 10 continuous hours of talk time, though it’s worth noting that Apple traditionally tweaks the iPhone battery between models.
As such, it comes as no surprise to see that subtle differences between the iPhone 5s battery and the iPhone 6 batteries pictured above can indeed be recognized. As MacRumors notes:
the positioning of the iPhone 6’s battery appears to be modified as a metallic section present on current batteries appears to be now integrated along the side. This would indicate a potentially new form factor for the iPhone 6.
Of course, a larger screen is also going to require additional power in order for Apple to maintain similar battery life in the smartphone. Software adjustments can help in this respect, as OS X Mavericks indeed demonstrated with Apple’s MacBook Air.
Besides featuring a bigger form factor, the iPhone 6 is expected to include a sapphire-coated display capable of resisting an extreme amount of force. We got our first look at a possible front panel from the iPhone 6 earlier today, when an image of the in-development handset was posted to the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo.
We’re expecting Apple to unveil its iPhone 6 later this year, in either September or October. An Apple-made smart watch is also said to be on the cards for late 2014.