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post #1 of 25
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A new picture claims to show trays of batteries intended for Apple's next flagship iPhone fresh off the assembly line, once again suggesting large scale production of the device could begin in the near future.

Batteries


The photo was published on Friday by Nowhereelse.fr, and is just the latest in a series of leaks claiming to show components from Apple's so-called "iPhone 5S." The company is widely expected to launch its next iPhone in September or October, about a year after the debut of the iPhone 5.

The latest leak purportedly shows batteries produced for the "iPhone 5S" before they have been equipped with the appropriate connector. The batteries are also unlabeled, so information about capacity and voltage is unknown.

While the batteries appear about the same size and dimensions as the current iPhone 5 battery, it's impossible to gauge the authenticity of the picture, as the batteries could be intended for a myriad of other devices.

Batteries


However, the recent influx of part leaks claimed to be for Apple's next iPhone suggest that suppliers are ramping up in preparation for full-scale production of the device. To date, leaked components have suggested the internals of the next flagship iPhone will only be slightly tweaked from their predecessor.

As such, it is expected that an "iPhone 5S" will feature largely the same design as the current iPhone 5, with the most obvious external change being a new dual LED camera flash for improved low-light photos. These details match up with a leaked schematic provided to AppleInsider earlier this month.

Perhaps the biggest mystery, however, is whether the next iPhone will include the much-rumored fingerprint sensor under the home button. Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the 2013 iPhone will add such a feature, but to date none of the alleged hardware leaks have indicated that the feature will be included.
post #2 of 25
Biggest mystery is: what are those condoms doing there?
post #3 of 25
Are chinese condoms really that small?
post #4 of 25
Haha....I was just gonna comment about the condoms. 1smile.gif
post #5 of 25
Why is this newsworthy?
post #6 of 25

They aren't condoms.  They're called finger cots.  They go on each finger tip to prevent leaving fingerprints during assembly.

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They aren't condoms.  They're called finger cots.  They go on each finger tip to prevent leaving fingerprints during assembly.

 

Exactly...finger condoms!  (just what I always called them...)

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Biggest mystery is: what are those condoms doing there?

To stop the workers from screwing around

post #9 of 25
Someone really doesn't want to be an Apple supplier

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

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A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

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post #10 of 25
Look... A tray of black bricks! It's the new battery for the new iPhone. On other sites... Look... A tray of black bricks! It's the new interchangeable battery for the Tesla S.
I think you get the point. ;-)
post #11 of 25
Oh, from the looks of the battery I can EASILY tell what the rest of the phone is going to be. yeah, right.
post #12 of 25
Apple porn. I masturbated while watching this.
post #13 of 25
Those are battery condoms... They cover the unique batteries out of the bunch that will not work, explode or in other words, screw you in the end.

Ten years ago, we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash.  Today we have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.

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Ten years ago, we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash.  Today we have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.

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post #14 of 25

you said "in the end" hehe. -Beavis

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They're called finger cots.  They go on each finger tip to prevent leaving fingerprints during assembly.

Is THAT what the kids are calling it these days... "assembly"...

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Biggest mystery is: what are those condoms doing there?

 

Foxxy Con

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post #17 of 25

....it's like junior high in here today.........lol.gif

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"The future is Apple, Google, and a third company that hasn't yet been created."


 


 

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"Eventually Google will have their Afghanistan with Oracle and collapse"

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post #18 of 25
Lol
Condom posts hysterical.
M,
post #19 of 25
If I were Apple I would be none too optimistic about this iPhone year...

1) iPhone 5S - won't be so dramatically better than the 5 to drive the "must-have" upgrade.
2) iOS 7 goes out to everyone for Free, giving them basically a new phone all by itself.
3) US carriers changed upgrade eligibility this year, pushing back many people's early-upgrade options by several months.
4) A New iPhone model for the $0 & $99 price points is also being introduced secondarily. (allegedly)

Despite the fact that the 3GS and 4S were both wildly successful as flagship iPhones, the above factors are really working against Apple's endeavor with the 5S this year.

I've purchased every new iPhone at launch from day 1, including spending $400 to get my iPhone 5 last year (since AT&T screwed everyone on upgrades).

But this year, they've just made it too easy to skip. Carriers aren't handing out discounts, and meanwhile Apple has new software (Free) that is far more interesting than a refreshed piece of hardware.

Of course, Apple will likely bill the iPhone 5S as the "first iOS device built to run iOS 7 from the ground up", leading everyone to believe that their device is slow when running iOS 7...(not to be confused with the fact that 7 is indeed painfully slow in beta form).
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Is THAT what the kids are calling it these days... "assembly"...

 

Must be what the geeks are calling it :P 

post #21 of 25
I don't really understand what you are talking about.

This is really freaken retarded "iPhone 5s battery's" there both using same freaken batteries I assume so it is iPhone 5/5s batteries what's new?
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Is THAT what the kids are calling it these days... "assembly"...
post #22 of 25
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This is really freaken retarded "iPhone 5s battery's" there both using same freaken batteries I assume so it is iPhone 5/5s batteries what's new?

I don't think any iPhone has used the same battery as its predecessor. If the rumors are right, the 7th iPhone has slightly increased capacity, as always.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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post #23 of 25
Maybe batteries for an ipod touch, uh anybody?
post #24 of 25
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I don't think any iPhone has used the same battery as its predecessor. If the rumors are right, the 7th iPhone has slightly increased capacity, as always.
I had heard the 4, and 4s have (I may be incorrect, so correct me if I'm wrong) and that the OS combined with chip are what can give slightly better battery life.
post #25 of 25
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I had heard the 4, and 4s have (I may be incorrect, so correct me if I'm wrong) and that the OS combined with chip are what can give slightly better battery life.
I looked on I fixit and they are slightly different (but from a distance like this picture are same looking) I still think battery life will not me major point.
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