The latest iPhone 6 photo leak shows the alleged battery for the upcoming Apple flagship, supporting rumours of a larger screen.
Previous rumours tip the iPhone 6 to come with two screen size options, the first a 4.7-inch affair and the second a larger 5.5-inch “phablet” edition.
A new leaked photo from French site nowhereelse.fr shows what claims to be the iPhone 6 battery assembly line. It is alleged to be the iPhone 6 battery because it features the tell-tale metallic section normally found on iPhone batteries, but in a different place.
The fact that the shape and style of these batteries are very similar, but the size and other features are a little different suggests the iPhone 6’s internal layout will be quite different to that of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
From the looks of it these batteries are also larger than that featured in the current models, but this is hard to tell without a direct side by side comparison.
The iPhone 6 will no doubt use the Sharp IGZO low-power screen technology as employed with the iPad Air and iPad mini 2 Retina to improve battery life, but Apple should also improve the battery size as well to offer a significant battery life boost in comparison to current models.
Expected to launch in September, it is believed that the 2014 flagship iPhone will be one of the first devices to run iOS 8 – the new health-centric, reportedly iWatch compatible mobile OS.
Apple may well initially unveil the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which is already the subject of many a rumour, with the larger 5.5-inch variant launching later, potentially with the iPhone Air moniker, but that’s pure speculation on our part.
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