Could Apple be building a smaller battery for its next gen iPhone?


According to a somewhat sketchy report out of, the rumored iPhone 6c will feature a battery that is slightly larger than the iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s. The report claims that the iPhone 6c will feature a 1715mAh battery, while the iPhone 5c featured a 1507mAh battery. That number, however, is smaller than the 1810mAh battery found in the iPhone 6. For those keeping track, the iPhone 5 featured a 1440mAh batter, while the 5s had a 1560mAh battery.

Rumors of a smaller, more affordable iPhone 6c have been floating around for several months now, with reports claiming the device will feature a 4-inch display and retain the plastic shell that the iPhone 5c featured. We’ve also heard rumors, however, that Apple has no plans to launch anymore “C” model iPhones because of the release and subsequent success of the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Reports have also circulated that Apple is looking to release both the 6s and 6c in new colors this year.

It would make sense for Apple to refresh its smaller iPhone line this year, however, with both the iPhone 5s and 5c having been released in 2013. That two year gap in release is certainly a big enough one for the age of the devices to show. With the battery size taken into consideration, it seems like Apple’s thinking here is to release a followup to the iPhone 5c, not the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

Earlier today, images of supposed iPhone 6s screen panels leaked and revealed support for Force Touch, as well as casing that is 0.2mm thicker. Of course, we shared detailed images of the iPhone 6s earlier this year, as well.

As usual, this report should be taken with a grain of salt. doesn’t have the cleanest track record, although they have had several solid scoops in the past.

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  1. hmmm i’m kind of disappointed by the latest rumors about the next iPhone… first of all thicker but no apparent increase in battery capacity and ForceTouch doesnt get my attention very much

    • mahmudf2014 - 8 years ago

      You can’t even see the 0.2mm difference so you won’t notice it. Also you can’t put larger battery to a just 0.2mm thicker phone. Do you think iPhone 6 Plus is thick? Because new iPhone will have the same thickness.

  2. yes. yes they could

  3. Winski - 8 years ago

    Why?? They can buy all they need from Best Buy… Apple doesn’t need to innovate anymore!! Traders will buy their stock if they sell 100,000,000 bBest Buy units and sell their stock the next day because they didn’t sell 200,000,000 !! So, who cares.. Next strategy is to let the consumer buy their own batteries at Ace !!

  4. Marklewood at Serenity Lodge - 8 years ago

    I’d rather see Apple iPhones with a consumer client replaceable battery. That would solve a lot of headaches.


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