Predict the iPhone 6S advertised battery life and battery size

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  1. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Given the history of iPhone battery life, anyone have a prediction of battery life of the 6S. Specifically the all important cellular browsing category. And what about the physical battery size

    iPhone: 6 hours, 1,400mA·h
    iPhone 3G: 5 hours, 1,150 mA·h
    iPhone 3GS: 5 hours, 1,219 mA·h
    iPhone 4: 6 hours, 1,420 mA·h
    iPhone 4S: 6 hours, 1,432 mA·h
    iPhone 5: 8 hours (LTE), 1,440 mA·h
    iPhone 5S: 10 hours (LTE), 1,560 mA·h
    iPhone 6: 10 hours (LTE), 1,810 mA·h
    iPhone 6S: ??????

    Possible 11 hours (LTE) with an 1850 mA-h battery?
     
  2. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I'm going to say 1,900 mA-h (though I wish it could be 2,000 mA-h just to break that barrier). I got this number by averaging all %-changes from all three previous S-models with their respective regular models and multiplying that by the iPhone 6's 1810 mA-h. I'm expecting everything to increase by 1 hour, which is not to far-fetched (overall battery life increased by at most 10%).
     
  3. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    A recent rumor revealed a 1715 mAh battery. Since it's a rumor, we don't know yet which device will have this battery, but, the chances of this being a 6S battery is pretty high. With Force-Touch, you will have smaller internal volume for battery. Link to the article: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...destined-for-iphone-6s-or-6c-appears.1905187/
     
  4. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I feel like they will have a smaller battery and claim the same battery life as the current model due to the improvements in iOS 9.
     
  5. Technarchy thread starter macrumors 604

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    Which is annoying considering how much more battery life we would have if they kept the larger battery but with more efficient software and hardware.

    Battery life is just as critical as camera improvements and RAM.
     
  6. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    If that rumor is real, then I'm sure everyone would be very disappointed. They haven't reduced battery size ever, only for the iPhone 3G. I know force-touch will require more volume, but shouldn't that be taken care of with the 0.2mm increase in thickness?
     
  7. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    The 0.2mm thickness increase is in the thickness of the shell to make it stronger.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    No matter what size the battery is, I do not see Apple giving us less battery use. There are so many variables that they could get more use out of a smaller battery due to more efficient circuitry or optimized OS and apps.
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I can’t see apple giving the new iphone less battery life not when people had some issues with battery life on the 6.


    As long as the plus S battery life is still good thats the main thing for me
     
  10. 8rlee8 macrumors regular

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    The 0.2mm difference is for them adding force touch on the iPhone 6s. It's rumored they will be using a different aluminum that is stronger on the iPhone 6s Plus. I have yet to read that the stronger aluminum is going to be thicker.
     
  11. imlynxy macrumors 65816

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    Nothing special to expect. It will the same testicles, but at a different view angle :)
     
  12. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    I can hear the battery life announcement during the keynote now. Either "Equal to or better battery life" OR "Same great battery life as the iPhone 6".

    My prediction is either a slightly higher or possibly slightly lower mAh battery. Not sure which direction it will go, but I can almost guarantee its not going to be significant at all.
     
  13. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    I'd be disappointed if battery life on the 6s isn't somewhat better than the 6 even if that leaked lower capacity battery does turn out to be for the 6s. Firstly, the reduction in capacity is very marginal. Secondly, leaks and rumours have already suggested that the main SoC and the LTE chip are both moving to smaller geometries which should make them more power efficient and who knows whether Apple might also be able to do anything to reduce screen power consumption which is the other big user of power. Note also that the leaked 6s main PCB, if it's genuine, is reported to be slightly narrower than the PCB for the 6 so, even if the height of the battery only stays the same or even reduces very slightly, there is a possibility that there might be a bit more unused internal width within the case to make the battery a bit wider.

    Because of all the above I'll be very disappointed with less than +1 hour on the 6s LTE figure (not counting gains from claimed iOS 9 improvements because those would also extend life on the 6 as well). To be brave and stick my neck out I'll predict the actual figure as +2 hours.

    Sadly what I was really hoping for was that the guessing game on every s release of "guess what the "s" stands for" would in this case end up being that s stands for stamina and that this was going to be the update where Apple threw everything at battery life (make it thicker for bigger battery, optimise every component for power, and don't get distracted by things like force touch). It might still turn out to be the case but I'm less optimistic than I was before that most recent battery leak.
     

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