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iPhones Could Soon Be Fitted With Seven-day Batteries

24/08/2015 13:17 BST | Updated 24/08/2015 13:59 BST

Panic induced charger-finding-runs to revive iPhones on their deathbed, could soon become less frequent if a new type of battery from tech company Intelligent Energy takes off.

The firm claims to have created a battery that will last for a whole week, using an oxygen and hydrogen cell to create electricity.

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Apple have not denied or confirmed working with Intelligent Energy but their prototype battery reportedly fits into an iPhone chassis without needing any alterations.

In order for it to work the battery will also incorporate a tiny vent to release small volumes of water vapour created by the reactions taking place inside the cell.

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Executives at the firm plan to market the batteries as replaceable cartridges sold for the same price as a latte.

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According to the Irish Mirror, Henri Winand, chief executive of Intelligent Energy, said: “To our knowledge this has never been done before.

“We have now managed to make a fuel cell so thin we can fit it to the existing chassis without alterations and retaining the rechargeable battery."

The company have however, been frustratingly vague about how many hours of battery life their new creation will give iPhone users.

Speaking of the alleged partnership with Apple, Mark Lawson-Statham, corporate finance chief at the firm, told The Telegraph: “Our view is that this is a couple of years out but really it’s about how quickly does our partner want to press the button and get on with it?”