An image of the cell purportedly destined for the 'iPhone 7.'
The cell lists a capacity of 7.04 watt hours. For comparison, that’s bigger than the iPhone 6s cell with 6.61 watt hours but almost identical to the battery in the iPhone 6 and its 7.01 watt hour battery.
Unfortunately, the image of the battery doesn’t show the exact change mAH capacity. But if the pictured battery does indeed appear in the “iPhone 7,” it will most likely offer similar battery life to the previous two generations of handsets.
A leaked image earlier this week shows a dual-lens camera and Smart Connector.
Earlier this week, we received our first peek at what could be the rear shell of the new handset. The image showed a dual-lens camera setup and a Smart Connector like the iPad Pro.
The dual-lens system could possibly feature some type of optical zoom. One lens could support a wide field of view while the other might feature telephoto technology. Independent images are captured from both lenses which are then combined into a single photo using special algorithms.
It’s unknown how Apple would utilize a Smart Connector on the smaller iPhone.
Another change is that the rear antenna bands have been moved to the very top and bottom of the case.
Apple is planning to drop the ubiquitous 3.5mm headphone jack and require Lightning or Bluetooth headphones.
Other reports have also indicated that the devices will be both dustproof and waterproof. The larger “iPhone 7 Plus” might also be offered with a 256GB storage option – double the current 128GB edition.
The handset should arrive sometime this fall.