July 7, 2014
Depending on which rumors you believe, Apple’s next iPhone will launch in different sizes, have a sapphire glass display, and be thinner than past models. What the “iPhone 6” won’t have is a better battery, according to G for Games. Quoting Chinese sources, the report notes that the long-rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will feature a battery that will measure between 1,800 and 1,900 mAh. This compares favorably to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, which both come with a 1,570 mAh battery. However, “every Apple fan in China” is now “now wondering if 1,800 mAh is enough,” because of the bump in screen size. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have 4-inch screens. Things could be more troubling with regards to the battery on the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model. G for Games says:
To make matters even more interesting, the same reports have also indicated that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will pack a 2,500 mAh battery. That doesn’t sound bad, but for the sake of having a reference point, we’ll remind you that the LG G3 (which also measures 5.5-inches) draws its power from a 3,000 mAh unit, and that the 5.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 makes use of a 3,200 mAh battery. That being said, our guesses are that a 2,500 mAh unit doesn’t sound as good as it may have at the beginning.I’ve never been one to get caught up in the mAh numbers game. For me, good battery life means being able to use a device for an entire day between charges. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to own an iPhone that has lived up to my expectations. That is why I have long advocated the use of battery cases. This news, assuming it's true, doesn't surprise me. As a reminder, Apple is likely to launch next-generation iPhones in September. See also: This 'iPhone 6' Concept Includes Wireless Charging And A Surprise Accessory, Report: Apple To Launch Its 4.7-Inch iPhone, 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air' On Sept. 25, and In Europe, Samsung's Galaxy S5 Comes In Behind Apple's iPhone.