While we await the official confirmation of iPad Mini launch event from Apple, all sorts of rumours and reports continue to pour in regarding the upcoming device as well as the media event itself. A couple of new photos, courtesy of MacRumors, have now hit the web which are claimed to be of the battery for 7.85″ iPad Mini, which Apple plans to unveil at the forthcoming event.
The above photo reveals a 16.7 watt-hour capacity battery, a number that places the iPad Mini between the iPhone 5 at 5.45 watt-hours and the third-generation full-size iPad at 42.5 watt-hours.
The photos show a battery carrying a model number of A1445 and an Apple part number of 616-0641. The battery runs at 3.72 volts, offering 16.7 Whr of energy on 4490 mAh of charge.
While we can not confirm the authenticity of the part, the markings are consistent with those seen on batteries from other Apple products. The battery’s proportions also seem to fit fairly well with what is expected for the iPad mini, although the exact dimensions of the part are unknown.
While the purported iPad Mini has been said to be based more on the iPad 2 and lack a Retina display, the iPad mini’s battery may be more appropriately compared to the 25 watt-hour battery of the iPad 2, notes the source.
The battery is clearly not yet an official part ready for shipping though, as it contains placeholders for several portions of regulatory text and blank rectangular placeholders for a number of regulatory logos.
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