Alleged iPhone 5S Batteries Photographed on Production Line

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    French site Nowhereelse.fr shares [Google translation] a photo of what are claimed to be trays of batteries for the iPhone 5S coming off of a production line. While their identity as iPhone 5S batteries can not be confirmed due to a lack of markings on them, if the claim is true it would be further evidence that production is indeed ramping up for the next-generation iPhone.

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    Alleged iPhone 5S batteries
    Over the past week, we've shared several photos of a prototype iPhone 5S manufactured in December 2012, revealing that the battery offers a higher capacity than the iPhone 5 battery, moving from 5.45 Whr and 1440 mAh to 5.92 Whr and 1560 mAh, an increase of roughly 8%.

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    Battery from December 2012 iPhone 5S prototype
    Our photos show that the battery in the prototype iPhone 5S is itself a prototype, with a number of placeholders for various regulatory logos and identification numbers.

    Earlier this week, a photo of iPhone 5S display assemblies on a production line also appeared, with the new parts identifiable by a change in the design of the flex cable connectors.

    The iPhone 5S is expected to be introduced later this year, with the September timeframe being the most commonly claimed window for launch.

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    A bigger battery to accompany all the energy saving features of iOS 7? How innovative!
     
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    That's nice, but please report when entire phone is assembled. kthx
     
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    5S iCondoms too! Rumored to be longer, but not wider... :p
     
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    Beat me to it. but that was my first thought as well :D
     
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    They're 'finger gloves' for handling stuff without leaving fingerprints..
     
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    They appear to be finger cots, worn to prevent contamination of the parts when full gloves aren't needed.
     
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    Let's see: no markings and an "if the claim is true" statement :rolleyes:
     
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    Not sure why all these rumors are saying 5S when these simply could be reduced price iPhone 5 as they have done ever year. I think the 4s has a slight redesign on internal stuff when they $99 version was released.

    Not saying we won't see a 5s, but there is a chance we could see a redesign 6 to go along with iOS7.
     
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    I wonder if the iPhone 5S battery will fit the 5...considering it seems to be the same size
     
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    The battery on the right looks completely weared out.
     
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    You mean like the increased GPU/CPU usage for Parallax and Transparency across the entire OS?

    I'm not sure if you are serious or sarcastic.
     
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    Those two bottom batteries look like someone threw them on the grill.
     
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    It's the glue residue.
     
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    they were very tasty till they chipped a tooth.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to replacing my white 64gb iPhone 4S with a 5S :cool:
     
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    Was meant as sarcasm. I've never seen apple put a smaller, less powerful battery in a new device. They only increase capacity and power.
     
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    The leaked photos are fake, they aren't out of focus.
     
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    Bigger battery because the narrow logic board. Either apple adding hardware features or increase the battery life.

    But i'm guessing new hardware/software features with the same battery life as the 5.
     
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    This site is going to have field day with that first picture.
     
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    The correct term is "Finger cot"

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    Gotta see what the specs are on the next iPhone but my 5 is doing great. Not sure of what they could add to make me want to upgrade to a newer phone.
     

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