How to Distinguish Original iPhone Battery

How to Distinguish Original iPhone Battery

Battery Tech

How to Distinguish Original iPhone Battery

Original iPhone batteries in China market are divided into 3 kinds: New and original, Recycled cell with original flex cable, Recycled cell with copy flex cable, they are all classified as original battery  as it’s with original cells. We had make a specific comparison of this 3 kinds battery in last article, here we would like to share you more how to distinguish the original battery.

Distinguish from battery IC flex cable

As show on picture, the left one is original flex cable, the right one is copy. The one in red circle is the battery IC of Ti, but this way need to disassemble the battery for verify.

Distinguish from the connector of battery flex cable

Picture 1 is original flex cable, and picture 2 is copy one.
For original cables, there is a certain bending on the parts of connector which Apple molded by hot bending process. While the copy cables just a simple curve by man-made due to consider of saving cost and reducing efficiency.

Verify battery from a battery-tester? Original or Fake?

Most clients are testing battery by a battery-tester to verify whether is it original, while this is in vain. The battery-tester show a battery condition by reading its IC data, while factory will crack Apple’s battery IC data and modifying the manufacturer’s  information to make it show as original when they do refurbished battery.

Picture 1 is recycle battery with original cell and IC, but welding with copy flex cable.
Picture 2 is copy battery with all copy cell, IC and flex cable.
As show obviously from above pictures, both of this 2 types are read as original when by a battery-tester. This is because factory can falsify  IC info to make it show as original no matter original cell battery with copy flex or all copy parts battery. Therefore, it’s unreliable to verify a battery whether is it original by a simple battery-tester.


In conclusion, Cino is sharing a detailed introduction in last article which show different quality of battery in China’s market, we are committed to show more qualities and information of this industry to our customers. We would like to promote a much transparent market, thus the outstanding supplier will stand out.

The Invisible Battery Industry is Deeper Than Your Imagination

The Invisible Battery Industry is Deeper Than Your Imagination

Battery Tech

The Invisible Battery Industry is Deeper than your Imagination

Do you think the original battery you bought is a genuine original ? Maybe not . As one of important parts for smart phones , battery is always in great demand with chaotic quality and variable price. CINO will inform customers about the internal situation of battery industry

Unlike the screens, it’s difficult to identify the battery quality from the appearance or testing. Therefore, it’s hard for customers to distinguish the quality directly. When suppliers sell low-cost battery cell as original ,customer will be attracted only by cheap price and ignore the quality, in fact,what they bought is always low-quality

Batteries are roughly classified into several categories according to the quality

1>New and original 2>Original disassembled 3>Recycled cell with original flex   4>Recycled cell with copy flex 5>China-made standard- capacity 6>China-made hyper-capacity

The details are as follows:

New and original :

Most Apple’s batteries are produced by two factories named Sunwoda and Desay They signed contract agreement with Apple company that the battery can be only supplied to Apple and cannot be sold to other companies, once sold privately ,they will be confronted with high fines and sanctions .The management of these two factories is very strict, so , there is no chance that real original and new apple battery is available in the market

Original disassembled :

It’s the original battery disassembled from recycled iPhone,which was used within 1 year ,the use efficiency is above 80%. These batteries are original, but the actual capacity and efficiency are inconsistent due to the different usage time and cycles. Some batteries are able to standby for 10 hours, while others may only 8 hours. This battery is the most expensive with pretty good quality , but the actual capacity and use efficiency are not up to standard of new and original one

Recycled Cell with Original Flex Cable:

Apple qualified battery standards to DESAY and SUNWODA is must meet the requirements of design capacity and efficiency, otherwise, it will classified as defective. For example, the design capacity of 6S battery is 1715mah, if the finish product is 1710mah which is a defective. Since Apple and factories signed an agreement, such defectives can be only handed over to a third-party energy recycling company which they must dispose it, while can not sell it. Usually, those recycling company will process it into original cells then sell to HK recycling companies after the battery cable, IC protection board and Apple logo skin are removed. These original cells finally will be sold to Shenzhen factory and made into original battery after installing the IC and flex. This kind of quality will be sold to customers as new original batteries by most companies. The disadvantage is that the cable quality may unstable and cause quality problem.

Recycled Cell with Copy Flex Cable:

This kind of quality is with recycled battery cell, the efficiency and actual capacity all are different due to the usage and cycle times in great difference. However, the battery IC date is designed according to discharge procedure of original IC. For example, the designed capacity of 6S battery is 1715mah, but recycled battery is less than that. Generally factory will falsify the IC date, it will show 1715mah capacity and over 98% efficiency when tested, while actual capacity may only 1600mah. So when the battery is discharged 1600mah, the phone still show remaining 7% of electricity, in fact actual capacity is already 0mah, this will lead to shutdown. Although this battery is with original cell, but lifelong time and quality are super poor. Many companies sell this battery as original with cheap price.

CINO YCL battery:

Apple’s original batteries are designed according to materials 2-5 years ago,after years of development, battery cell quality has improved a lot. China-made battery cell are with good quality. HUAWEI, OPPO, XIAOMI and other mobile phones are made of China-made batteries, which has been satisfied by consumers. Our YCL battery is made by VICO’s battery cell and TI`s IC, VICO supply the battery cell to HUAWEI and VIVO, TI is the original IC supplier of Apple. Our customized battery is produced by foundries, then import original IC data , it exceeds the original battery in terms of usage time and stability.