By Stephen Schenck | September 4, 2012 8:11 PM
Very shortly, we’ll have put all these iPhone 5 component leaks behind us, and moved on to something new, but for the next week, at least, don’t expect them to be going anywhere. The latest to cross our path is a close look at what may be the iPhone 5′s new battery.
We’ve gotten a look at a purported iPhone 5 battery before, so we were expecting it to be taller, but today’s news says that’s not the only physical characteristic that’s changing.
According to reports, this new battery is a millimeter or two thinner than the battery used in the iPhone 4S. Considering what we’ve seen about the overall thickness of the iPhone 5, that makes a lot of sense. It’s also supposed to be a bit lighter, despite its increased length, weighing about 4.5 grams less than before.
Converting voltage and watt hours to milliamp hours, we see the new battery has a capacity of about 1434mAh, while the iPhone 4S’s battery works out to 1432mAh. Apple labels the two at 1440 and 1430, which is close enough with rounding errors. Whatever the case, the difference is tiny, at best – less than one percent change. With the larger screen and rumored LTE radio, Apple must be all about power conservation this time around.