iPhone 5 battery spied – bigger, better

The iPhone 5 battery has been outed online. It’s bigger and more powerful, but what we really want to know is – will it give the iPhone 5 better stamina?

iPhone repair service iResQ posted pictures of what the company claims is the battery of the next iPhone, which is going to be unveiled next week on 12 September. The pictures show that the battery makes good use of the extra length of the new model.

The iPhone 5 battery is around 10mm taller than that of the iPhone 4S, and a little thinner. This is consistent with the change in body shape of the new iPhone, which is longer thanks to its 4in screen, but thinner.

The power of the battery has been upped too, from 3.7V and 5.3Whr to 3.8V and 5.45Whr, to compensate for the additional demands of the screen and processor. However, capacity has not increased dramatically. The iPhone 4S has a 1430mAh battery, bumped up to 1440mAh in the iPhone 5. iResQ also writes that the new unit is lighter.

With less than a week to go until the iPhone 5 is launched, there’s not a great deal we don’t know about the phone. It’ll feature a 4in 640 x 1136 pixel screen using in-cell tech that lets the display get even thinner. So thin that the iPhone 5 is expected to be under 8mm thick. The glass back of the current iPhone is reportedly going to be replaced with metal too.

The one element that hasn’t had a great deal of light shed upon it is the iPhone 5 camera. It’ll almost certainly use a significantly upgraded camera system, but there have been precious few rumours concerning its megapixel count and features.

We’ll be back with more iPhone 5 news as it surfaces.

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