The larger 4.7-inch display on the iPhone 6 may end up being a power hog, and Apple may already be ready to thwart any declines in battery life. A new rumor suggests the company is gearing up to bump the capacity of the battery in the iPhone 6 considerably.
The current iPhone 5s has a 1,560mAh battery, and a rumor back in early July suggested Apple was going to boost that up to a 1,800mAh pack. Now, a new rumor on Wednesday suggests Apple is going much larger and will instead include a nice-sized 2,100mAh battery in the iPhone 6. That may be required in order to solve battery life hurdles, which were apparently one major problem facing the handset during development. By comparison, the Galaxy S5, which is able to generally last a full day, has a 2,800mAh battery.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9 during a press event. We’ll finally have all of the details at that point.