Fed up of running out of power or big bulky battery cases? Simply double the battery life of your iPhone 5by using the new kickstarter project, iKit NuCharge. Shark Design created an interchangeable 1900mAh battery with a kickstand that you can attach to your iPhone thanks to a thin slip-on cover. To fully understand what i mean, check out the video after the break.
» iKit NuCharge: iPhone 5 Interchangeable Battery & Case Cover!
Macrumors received some photos showing what is claimed to be the battery of the upcoming iPad Mini. The photos show that the battery runs at 3.72 volts, offering 16.7 Whr of energy on 4490 mAh of charge. It also shows the model number “A1445″ and Apple part number “616-0641″. Macrumors can not confirm the authenticity of the photos, but they are pretty sure they are real. » Photos Show 16.7 Watt-Hour Capacity “iPad Mini” Battery
iLounge created an lengthy review of the iPhone 5, and performed an analysis on its battery life. They said “Battery performance too often falls below Apple’s best case estimates, particularly for cellular calling and data.” They did a view test whille using, cellular data, Wi-Fi data, voice calling, FaceTime calling, video recording, video playback and audio playback and noted that the iPhone 5 is in the same general ballpark as its predecessor in terms of run time. » iPhone 5 Battery Life “Below Apple’s Best Case Estimates”
iFixit got their hands on an iPhone 5 from Australia and started to teardown the iPhone 5 to see what’s inside. Some big changes in Apple’s latest iPhone are the 4-inch 1136×640 pixel (326 ppi) Retina display, the Apple A6 system on a chip (SoC), the 8 megapixel iSight camera, the new 8-pin Lightning connector, 4G LTE connectivity and of course iOS 6. The first thing they noticed during the teardown is that it will be a lot easier replacing the iPhone 5 screen than previous iPhone’s, “Because the iPhone 5 is opened front-to-back, replacing a cracked screen is going to be easier than ever. Compare this to the iPhone 4s, where it took 38 steps to isolate the display assembly.” » iPhone 5 Teardown [iFixit]
iResQ got their hands on one of the “iPhone 5″ batteries and posted new photos showing the battery in the iPhone’s rear shell and next to an iPhone 4S battery for comparison. The photos show that the new battery is slightly taller than the iPhone 4S battery, and the thickness appears roughly the same despite the fact that the new iPhone is expected to be at least 15% thinner than the iPhone 4S. » Pictures Of iPhone 5 Battery Compared To iPhone 4S Battery
Exogear’s Exovolt Plus is a stackable battery pack, meaning you can pile on as many together and create a battery powerful enough to recharge even the biggest power guzzling gadgets. The Exovolt Plus consists of two parts (each sold separately): a main unit and a sub unit. The main unit is the half with the USB port, charging LEDs and power button. » Exovolt Plus: Stackable Battery Pack For iPhone & iPad
A Japanese retailer Rakuten is selling a new kind of iPad “NoteBook Case” for 5,980 yen “roughly $75″, which makes your iPad look like a MacBook Pro “clone”. The case comes with a built-in battery that allows you to charge the iPad while in use, a USB port, mini USB port, and keyboard with Bluetooth support. At this point the case is only available via the Japanese website Rakuten, but it is possible it will arrive on their United States-based Buy.com in the near future. Check out the detailed pictures after the break. » Turn Your iPad Into A MacBook Pro With This iPad Case