With Apple event edging closer, photos of alleged ‘iPad Mini’ battery showing a capacity of 16.7 Watt-Hour has been leaked in the wild. The leaked label show a battery pack tagged with a model number of A1445 with number 616-0641 associated as its part number. The battery runs at 3.72 volts, offering 16.7 watts-per-hour (wHr) of energy on 4490 mAh of charge.
Utilizing a new battery in the iPad mini is imperative as prior leaks have shown a 7.85 inch screen display. The battery jumps from 5.45 watt-hours capacity available in the iPhone 5 but falls short of the third-generation retina packed full-size iPad with 42.5 watt-hours capacity. And since iPad Mini is said to be based on iPad 2 model (25 watt-hour battery capacity) without retina display, the leaked part fits well with the marked specifications. The battery is said to be a ‘perfect fit’ for the leaked iPad Mini chassis.
Since several portions of text are X’ed out, it is certainly not the part which will be available to the final retailing model. MC, however, points that it could be the final design for iPad Mini battery simply awaiting final certification.
As usual with Apple rumours, we prescribe a hefty does of salt be taken alongside this latest speculation – there’s no way of verifying that this is the iPad Mini battery or if it even came from Apple’s manufacturers at all. The iPad Mini, which is expected to be unveiled on October 23th is already expected to have a larger 7.85 inch screen.