Today, following Apple’s September 12th media event announcement via invitations to select members of the press, iResQ posted three images an alleged next-generation iPhone battery they recently obtained.
The fist picture shows the battery situated in a partially assembled back casing that’s said to belong to the upcoming iPhone and the other two pictures compare the new battery to the older iPhone 4S battery.
Key differences between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S battery:
- The iPhone 5’s battery is slightly less than a half an inch taller than the iPhone 4S. The thickness appears to be identical. UPDATE – Although, the thickness appears to be the same, the iPhone 5 battery is ever so slightly thinner. With an eye test, the iPhone 5 battery is maybe 1-2mm thinner.
- The iPhone 5 is 3.8V/5.45Whr while the iPhone 4S is 3.7V/5.3Whr.
- The connector on the iPhone 5 is not only different, it is placed on the opposite side of the battery to accomodiate its new position within the iPhone.
- UPDATE – The iPhone 5 battery weighs approximately .80oz. The iPhone 4S battery is approximately .96oz
According to a previous leak, the iPhone 5 will feature an improved battery over the iPhone 4S – from 3.7-volts and 5.3 watt-hours to 3.8-volts and 5.45 watt-hours. The comparison images clearly highlight that the new battery is taller than its predecessor and roughly the same thickness, in spite of the fact that the new iPhone is expected to be a minimum of fifteen percent thinner than the iPhone 4S.
It’s highly likely that Apple will reveal the iPhone 5 during next week’s recently announced media event. Stay tuned for complete and live coverage on the event next Wednesday.