iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S battery sizes tipped by FCC

Sep 12, 2013
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iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S battery sizes tipped by FCC

Back on Tuesday during the Apple iPhone unveiling event, the technology giant talked about many different features of the new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. Among those features was a rather vague tip that the battery sizes for both of the smartphones have been increased compared to the iPhone 5. That was good news since longer battery life is one of the most desired traits of an upgraded device for many users.

However, Apple stopped short of saying exactly how large the battery in both its new iPhone 5 devices actually was. Thankfully, the FCC has now published documents that offer very specific details on the battery size for both the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. Now we know exactly what size the batteries on the new iPhones are.

The iPhone 5S has a 5.96 Whr battery producing 3.8 V. That battery size is about 1570 mAh. The iPhone 5C on the other hand has a 5.73 Whr battery equating to about 1507 mAh. That battery also produces the same 3.8 V. By comparison, the iPhone 5 has a 5.45 Whr battery equating to 1440 mAh producing 3.8 V.

What these numbers mean is that the iPhone 5S has an approximately 10% larger battery. The iPhone 5C gets approximate 5% battery size increase. That should mean nice additional runtime although the time to completely charge the larger battery will increase.

SOURCE: Anandtech


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