These iPhone rumors from the Asian supply chain are getting so out of control and horrendous that Apple might want to start doing what other companies generally do, i.e., talk about upcoming products well in advance (though that might affect their current generation iPhone sales). The recent, in a series of total non-sense rumors on everything from impending delays of iPhone 6 production due to some recent event in Asia to NFC chips being included in iPhone 6 (well Apple don't let me down by making this true...), is that the iPhone 6 will boast a battery that is almost 50% bigger than the batter capacity than the iPhone 5S (via AppleInsider).
There are two things that are irking me here. First, wasn't it just a few months back that a rumor on how the iPhone 6's battery might only be 10% better than the current iPhones was being circulated (now that battery was just used for testing purposes, apparently) and Apple got criticized yet again for a product that doesn't even exist? Secondly how can you talk about battery life based on just the battery capacity in mAh? Doesn't battery life of a smartphone depend on a lot of tother things, like the number of pixels it needs to drive (more pixels for a bigger screen), the efficiency of the OS it is running, etc.? So even if this rumor on battery capacity is true, it could literally mean anything in terms of the iPhone 6's actual battery life, can't it? What we can be sure of is that iPhone 6 will be a much better product overall than the iPhone 5S. And now that we are so close to the actual, official announcement form Apple on the iPhone 6, these rumors and so called analysts are going to be cruising on full throttle, scavenging for bits and scrapes from the supply chain!
Apple's iPhone has the best battery life, for a smartphone that is so widely and heavily used on a daily basis (refer to the usage share of the iPhone, not the market share) and that is so compact (not like those Droid MAXs). Sure some of us will trade in a few more inches of the iPhone's thinness for better battery life, but we are in the minority and for a phone than sells in tens of millions, the majority of the customer base is more important that the geeky minority. So in conclusion other Samsung (it can't do anything but run such ads as its smartphone business is fledgling) and so ill informed tech watchers, no one should be complaining abut the iPhone's battery life.