Apple: What Lithium-Ion Battery Limits Could Mean For iPhone 5

Speculation about the design of Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone 5 got a big boost from the launch of the new iPad. It was apparent that Apple had faced some rather stringent design tradeoffs between feature set, form factor and battery life. The company carried it off with its usual engineering panache, but even so, the new iPad is a bit thicker and heavier than its predecessor, and with less battery life.

What does this portend for the iPhone 5?

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