Today, a new image of an iPhone 5 battery surfaced on the web. Now, we’ve already seen a handful of photos of the purported battery, but this one is sitting perfectly in the handset’s rear shell…
MacRumors points to the above photo, which was published by Kansas-based repair shop iResQ. The site has been the source of several leaked iPhone 5 components, and it looks like it just scored a battery.
“ To tide you over, we wanted to show you what we got our hands on….the battery for the next iPhone!
Along with all of the other parts that we have already assembled, we have placed the iPhone 5′s battery where we think it will fit. And guess what, it is a perfect fit yet again.
Key differences between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S battery:
1. The iPhone 5′s battery is slightly less than a half an inch taller than the iPhone 4S. The thickness appears to be identical.
2. The iPhone 5 is 3.8V/5.45Whr while the iPhone 4S is 3.7V/5.3Whr.
3. The connector on the iPhone 5 is not only different, it is placed on the opposite side of the battery to accomodiate its new position within the iPhone.”
Size aside, the bigger discovery here is that the battery fits perfectly into the purported iPhone 5 shell, adding further credibility to the frequently-leaked two-tone design. We doubt Apple built an entire phone — rear shell, frame, motherboard, battery and all, simply to curb next-gen iPhone rumors.
The good news, Apple have confirmed the media event in next week. It's not a long time to wait now.