Images have surfaced of the iPhone 5’s longer-life, larger battery, ahead of the handset’s imminent arrival later this month.
The snaps, which come to us from gadget repair site iResQ and MacRumors, feature the battery for the next-gen iPhone alongside the cell from the current model.
The new battery is clearly about a half an inch taller, presumably being accommodated by the larger form factor that Apple is reputed to have chosen for the iPhone this time around.
According to printed gen on the rear, the battery offers 5.45 watt-hours at 3.8 volts. That compares to the 5.3 watt-hours at 3.7 volts that the 4S’s counterpart provides.
The handset is likely to need a juice boost to cope with the energy-sapping quad-core processor that is mooted to be on board. Similarly charge-chasing is 4G connectivity and the larger, four-inch screen – both of which rumours suggest are also nigh-on certain to be fixtures on the iPhone 5.
News of Apple’s plans come as what claimed to be official press corps invitations to the iPhone 5 launch leaked online last night, revealing that the phone will debut to an expectant tech world on September 12th.
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