IPHONE 5s Battery in IPHONE 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OJCDEV, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. OJCDEV macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    The iPhone 5s battery is of higher capacity. If i put one in my iPhone 5 will i get longer battery life with no side effects?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    That's a bad question because you can't just simply put a bigger battery on a older phone that has different locations of the ports and sizes... It's common sense for apple products.
     
  3. OJCDEV thread starter macrumors member

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    Lets say that it fits in the iPhone 5. Would it work?
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Well of course it would. It provides power at 3.7v just like every other single-cell lithium ion battery (it has 3.8v printed on it but that's just because it's only two significant figures). The reason it wouldn't work is because the ports and fitment are different.
     
  5. OJCDEV thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks.

    how do you know that it won't fit?
     
  6. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    It's physically larger than the battery compartment in the iPhone 5.. At least it looks that way in pictures.
     
  7. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Go to ifixit.com and look at them.

    Nothing fundamental has changed about battery capabilities/design between the 5 and 5s. The difference in capacity is almost entirely due to the difference in physical dimensions.

    These things are like jigsaw puzzles - you can't change the size/shape of one puzzle piece without changing every puzzle piece surrounding it. You'll see that other key modules in the 5s have changed size and shape, ultimately making more space for a larger battery.
     
  8. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    I am also interested in doing this.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1668183
     

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