The technology behind the iPhone 5′s screen could mean a 40% boost in battery life.
According to rumor and a convenient patent filing, Apple will be including a thinner in-cell display in the iPhone 5. Because the in-cell display combines the touch layer with the LCD layer, the screen could be 0.5mm thinner than previous screen technology. While shaving off an amount so small may seem unimportant, but the decrease in the screen’s thickness allows for a larger battery – one of at least 600 Wh/l. The iPhone 5’s marginal increase in size from 3.5” to 4” warrants more battery space as well.
We have already had some information come through the wires about the iPhone 5’s battery, and we know the dimensions of the device. The A6 it could possibly hold would require a lot more juice than the processor in the iPhone 4S, considering it has the extra cores to deal with. Regardless of this, analysts say the iPhone 5 could have even better battery life.