iPhone 6: super-slim battery to power 7mm iPhone

iPhone 6: super-slim battery to power 7mm iPhone

Claims that Apple is planning an ultra-thin 7mm iPhone were bolstered today by reports that component makers have been tasked with building a battery just 2mm thick. The Taiwanese technology news website DigiTimes says “the new iPhones’ battery only has a thickness of 2mm, thinner than the 3mm of the iPhone 5-series, but both feature a similar capacity”.

Cutting the depth of the battery by a third increases the likelihood that Apple will dub their new handset the iPhone Air, the Daily Mail suggests. “However, [the new battery] is said to be causing production problems because of the fragile nature of such components,” the paper reports.

DigiTimes says the technical challenge of slimming down components for the iPhone 6 is putting a dent in the profits of parts suppliers. “Apple orders will contribute to component makers’ revenues but will not help in increasing gross margins, according to supply chain makers,” the website says.

Apple is believed to be working on two versions of the iPhone 6 – one with a 4.7-inch screen and another with a screen measuring 5.5 inches or thereabouts. Current iPhone models have a 4-inch display. Poor battery life has long been a complaint of iPhone users, but demand for increasingly slender handsets limits the space available for power packs.

Nonetheless, Trusted Reviews says the vagueness around the claim that the new 2mm battery will have a “similar capacity” to its predecessor “could worry some potential owners.

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