“Earlier today, the entire Chinese mobile media has started passing along a new rumor concerning the iPhone 6, with several new reports suggesting that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will feature a battery that would measure anywhere between 1,800 and 1,900 mAh,” Mihai Matei reports for G 4 Games.
“As a reminder, the iPhone 5S and 5C both come with a 1,570 mAh battery, so a bump to 1,800 /1,900 mAh sounds pretty alright,” Matei reports. “However, due to the fact that the next-gen iPhone is also expected to pack a larger 4,7-inch display, pretty much every Apple fan in China who has stumbled across this report is now wondering if 1,800 mAh is enough.”
“The same reports have also indicated that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will pack a 2,500 mAh battery. That doesn’t sound bad, but for the sake of having a reference point, we’ll remind you that the LG G3 (which also measures 5.5-inches) draws its power from a 3,000 mAh unit, and that the 5.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 makes use of a 3,200 mAh battery,” Matei reports. “Of course, comparing the iPhone with an Android flagship device when it comes to power management is a bit like comparing apples to oranges. Either way, we can’t help but wonder if 1,800 and 2,500 mAh respectively is going to be enough.”
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MacDailyNews Take: There are too many unknowns: The shipping version of iOS 8’s power requirements, Apple’s unreleased A8 efficiencies, etc.
[Attribution: MacRumors. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]