It seems as though Apple’s supply security holds about as much water as a sieve. Yet again we have a day with a multitude of leaks, showing off new designs and components.
1. The iPhone 5′s battery is slightly less than a half an inch taller than the iPhone 4S. The thickness appears to be identical. UPDATE – Although, the thickness appears to be the same, the iPhone 5 battery is ever so slightly thinner. With an eye test, the iPhone 5 battery is maybe 1-2mm thinner.
2. The iPhone 5 is 3.8V/5.45Whr while the iPhone 4S is 3.7V/5.3Whr.
3. The connector on the iPhone 5 is not only different, it is placed on the opposite side of the battery to accomodiate its new position within the iPhone.
4. UPDATE – The iPhone 5 battery weighs approximately .80oz. The iPhone 4S battery is approximately .96oz
A Dutch blog (via TechCrunch) have a shot that they’re claiming is the printing of the iPhone 5 packaging. This image is controversial because the labeling clearly says “new iPhone”, while many people thing it will actually be called the “iPhone 5″ due to the number 5 being displayed prominently on the event invite. So, this one’s dubious — it could be real, or an ambitious fake.
Finally, German site Giga.de (via BGR) has images of what looks to be the iPad Mini’s die cast mold. It shows off many of the features that have been rumored about the device, like the asymmetrical bezel, 7.85-inch design, and smaller dock connector. The one point of contention is where the headphone jack will be — this mold seems to have it near the top, but some evidence suggests it’s actually near the bottom by the dock connector, like in these renders from MacRumors.