More and more parts are leaking ahead of the expected launch of the next-generation iPhone at next week’s scheduled media event. Well, iResQ has now posted photos of the next-generation iPhone’s rear shell and associated battery. They also compare this new battery to the battery built into the iPhone 4S.
As shown in the photos, the new iPhone’s battery runs at 3.8 volts, and an increase to 5.45 watt-hours, which suggests new chemistry or some other black magic is at work, because the iPhone 4S’ battery is only rated at 3.7-volt and 5.3 watt-hours.
When compared to the iPhone 4S battery, the new battery is slightly longer, but the thickness appears to be about the same, even though the new iPhone will be thinner.
It would seem that we’re witnessing another marvel of modern engineering and design. I’m not saying that other companies couldn’t or wouldn’t take such care in battery technology. In fact, I’m sure others do but Apple seems to take pride in it, and that’s something.