iPhone 7 Rumor: Larger Battery Than iPhone 6s Expected Despite Thinner Design

Another day, and yet another iPhone 7 rumor filtering its way into the public domain. This particular speculation doesn’t focus on the aesthetics of the next-generation iPhone, nor does it predict that Apple will bundle any innovative new technology into the hardware to blow the minds of analysts and consumers alike. Instead, this new report suggests that the purported iPhone 7 models will make their way to market with a larger internal battery compared to the current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models.

Apple’s current iPhone 6s smartphone packs a 1715mAh internal battery, while the larger iPhone 6s Plus ships with a 2750mAh offering to ensure the largest possible uptime with that huge 5.5-inch Retina HD display. A new Weibo post claims that the new iPhone 7 will go above and beyond what the current-generation stack is offering, by throwing in iPhone 7 will contain a 1735mAh battery and the iPhone 7 Plus will include a higher capacity 2810mAh pack. It’s not exactly a mind-blowing improvement, but it’s a notable increase in the maximum capacities and should possibly provide additional uptime based on average use.


Of course, we use the word “should” to indicate the fact that a higher capacity battery pack doesn’t always equate to increased battery life. The improved battery units in the iPhone 7 will definitely give Apple more power to play with, but that additional capacity will need to be managed effectively through the operating system and other power-consuming components to ensure that the maximum amount of life can be drained from every single charge.

As companies have found out in the past, you can integrate as many innovative and fancy feature as you like into a new smartphone or tablet, but if those features deplete battery life quickly then the user is always going to have a negative experience.


Apple’s iPhone 7, which is schedule for a release this coming fall, isn’t expected to change too much from the design of the iPhone 6s range. The overall physical appearance is expected to remain fairly consistent with what we already have, although could potentially be slightly thinner due to a reorganized internal layout and antenna redesign.

Chinese social networking sites aren’t always the best place to get pre-release information about a new device, but with that said, it is definitely not beyond the realms of plausibility that we could see a sight battery increase with the new devices.

(Source: Weibo | Via: 9to5Mac)

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