'Leaked' iPhone 5 Battery Seems Really Small

9to5mac has reported images of the next iPhone's battery and if they're to be believed, the battery's relatively small size could spell problems for battery life if the new iPhone has LTE.

The battery increases from 1430mAh to 1440mAh. That's a relatively tiny upgrade, but in line with the bump from the iPhone 4 to 4S (1420 to 1430). But here's the thing: The reason that we haven't seen LTE to this point is Apple's dedication to great battery life. LTE sucks the life out of phones way too quickly for the batteries on previous iPhones to last for a whole day. The hope had been that a larger, thinner, and more efficient screen, and therefore a bigger body for more battery.

For comparison, the Droid Razr Maxx has a 3300mAh battery. You can do that maths. Most other phones are coming in at 1800+.

Now, maybe the phone is running super incredibly efficiently, and the battery won't matter at all. Maybe this rumor's totally wrong and we're wringing our hands for nothing. But if this is the new iPhone battery, and if the new iPhone has LTE, and if it abides by the same battery life curves as other LTE phones, then, well, this sucks. [9to5mac]



    Just wait for the finished product before claiming anything sucks I think. Pretty sure any company in their right mind would not put a phone out that had a battery that only lasted a half day. So silly.

    Its more likely that it's a battery upgrade for the iPhone 4s not for the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 will probably have a 1800 or 1900 mAh battery.

    It seems to be fascinating about Apple's rumors and I love it. May be the battery is going to add just enough for what is been built-in. Yes we may are hopeful for embracing a next generation IPhone. And everyone knows 1440mah don't make the final cut.

    Hopefully it has at least 1800, a company has released a phone where your hand interferes with its reception, that was silly! I hope the most recent photo of the next iPhone aren't real. Tall and skinny - it doesn't look in proportion...

    Maybe with a reconfigured dock connector they have room to put 2 of the batteries in giving you 2880mAh.

Join the discussion!