Alleged iPhone 6 Batteries Photographed in Production Tray

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    French site [Google Translation] has shared a photo of what are claimed to be batteries for the iPhone 6 spotted in a production tray. While the validity of the image cannot be confirmed, the batteries do appear to share similar physical characteristics with other iPhone batteries.

    As the report notes, however, the positioning of the iPhone 6's battery appears to be modified as a metallic section present on current batteries appears to be now integrated along the side. This would indicate a potentially new form factor for the iPhone 6.

    A report last month indicated that Apple would begin producing all iPhone batteries on automated production lines starting later this year, allowing the company to shift its supply chain resources towards production efforts on other parts. If real, this new image would indicate that Apple has stepped up its battery production efforts ahead of the iPhone 6's launch.

    The leak follows a number of others in recent weeks, including an image from earlier this morning that allegedly depicted the front panel of the iPhone 6 as well as several photos that showed manufacturing molds hinting at a larger-screen iPhone.

    Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to be unveiled this fall and has been rumored to launch in sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches. Various reports have noted that the 4.7 inch version will ship first, while the 5.5 inch version will ship sometime afterward due to production challenges.

    Both models of the next-generation iPhone are also rumored to include a new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an enhanced camera with optical image stabilization. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek also noted yesterday that Apple is negotiating with wireless carriers to increase the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.

    Article Link: Alleged iPhone 6 Batteries Photographed in Production Tray
  2. DFZD macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2012
    Now it just seems like a planned leak from Apple. :(

  3. sshambles macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2005
    As long as it's bigger and works for longer then I'll be happy.
  4. GroundLoop macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2003
    No details on the capacity? It should be written right on them.
  5. penajmz macrumors 68030


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
  6. mdridwan47 macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    Why Apple releasing these controlled leaks ? Are they genuinely this nervous ?
  7. ThatsMeRight, Apr 15, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014

    ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Hah, complaining this is a controlled leak? Could be... but... isn't it far more logical that:

    Apple is a multibillion dollar company. Manufacturing and preparation has to start months ahead of an unveiling. As soon as preparations start, hundreds, if not thousands, of people get involved... and than something can leak out.

    Edit: and even if it is a controlled leak. I'm excited. Recent leaks indicate, finally, that bigger iPhones with higher resolutions are coming. I think that's a good thing.
  8. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
  9. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    Can't wait fir the new pentalobe screw leak later on today.
  10. Zxxv macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2011
    Battery leaks by apple. Apple battery leaks.

    Im surprised a competitor /apple hater hasn't run with an ad/article or something because once implanted a thought is hard to remove in millions of people.

    Maybe apples new ad company will run an ad campaign ,

    :apple: unlike other companies our products don't leak.

    Its truthful in a round about sort of way haha

    the lawyers would have a fit? :D
  11. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    Looks kinda tall to me. I hope Apple understand that when I say I want a bigger phone, I mean I want a wider phone. A long thin iPhone does nothing to increase the size of text....
  12. iPhone7s macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2014
    Leaks emerging the same time the S5 goes on sale is no coincidence.
  13. captain cadet macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2012
    There just seem to be too many leaks to make these seem genuine. Someone in Foxxcon would have sen the leaks or apple would have and they would have done everything to stop it - not to let it carry on like they have! Anyway these seem to high quality for someone who would have had to take the photo quickly!
  14. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    Wow, because we haven't heard this before. Just read the post above yours.
  15. mrples macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2010
    as the image says...
  16. chinaboxer macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2012
    They need a mold to produce the enclosure for the 4.7-inch model? Then it must be plastic. Namely, iPhone 6c. I won't buy the 4.7-inch model. I will wait for the 5.5-inch one.
  17. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    My money's on hexalobe.

    (Hang on, that's been done - Allen key)

    Okay, heptalobe. Screwdriver sellers of the world rejoice!
  18. constantsnags! macrumors newbie


    Apr 16, 2008
    That's true, but I'm having a hard time believing they'll happily give away the user's ability to easily reach most or all of the display with single handed use. I loved the Note, 2 and 3 but you cannot, unless you have massive shovel hands, reach all of the screen with one handed use. Major pain.
  19. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    Hells no, keep 'em coming! This is the fun part, then comes the disappointment. :D
  20. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    It's a compromise device. For folks who don't want or can't afford an ipad.

    The rumored $100 price increase is consistent. $100 extra is easier to swallow if the purchaser convinces himself he doesn't need an ipad too.

    And $100 pure profit for Apple offsets their loss of iPad sale. Win all round.
  21. dasx macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    This is getting ridiculous. So many leaks... come on!!
  22. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
  23. Donoban macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2013
    If there were no leaks you'd be like.... come on.. give me some rumours!


    THIS IS GOING TO BE FREAKING AWESOME! Look at that battery, we're going to get some serious battery life outta this sucker when it comes out.

    A8 Chip, Johnson ID, 2GB of ram (maybe), iOS 8... my mind is blown by how good this is going to be.

    ONLY 5 MONTHS TO GO......
  24. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    How do we know these are Apple leaks? It's not like people who work in these factories don't have access to cameras or the internet. Note that we got zero leaks of the Mac Pro, the one Apple product not mass produced in China.
  25. constantsnags! macrumors newbie


    Apr 16, 2008
    Apple doesn't compromise. Ever (and that's from an ex employee).

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