Despite Apple CEO Tim Cook vowing to double down on product secrecy, we’ve seen a number of parts leaked for the purported next-generation iPhone over the last few weeks. The latest part to surface is what could be the battery pack for the forthcoming iPhone, submitted to 9to5Mac by iOS hacker and tech enthusiast Sonny Dickson.
The new battery has a marginally higher capacity of 1440 mAh, an increase over the 1430 mAh and 1420 mAh capacity batteries in the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 respectively. Moreover, the new battery is 3.8V over the 3.7V battery packed inside older iPhone models. Last, the next-generation battery pack has 5.45 watts-per-hour (wHr), again an increase over the 5.3 wHr and 5.25 wHr measurements on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 respectively. The new battery has a manufacturing time stamp of June 2012, which leaves enough time for an iPhone release in the Fall.
Apple is expected to hold a special event on September 12th to announce the sixth-generation iPhone, rumored to feature an aluminum unibody chassis, smaller 8-pin, 9-pin or 19-pin dock connector, centered FaceTime camera, redesigned speaker grills and a headphone jack relocated to the bottom of the handset. Moreover, it is also widely expected that Apple’s next iPhone will be compatible with LTE networks and could feature NFC for mobile payments.