Apple is widely expected to announce a new iPhone XR replacement later this year, which we’ll be calling the iPhone XR2 for the lack of an official name. That new handset will ship with a larger battery than its predecessor, according to a new report by THE ELEC.

The report claims that Ameperx Technology Limited, or ATL, has begun mass production of the new batteries with a capacity of 3110mAh.

That represents a more than 5% increase in capacity when compared with the 2,942mAh batteries that are used in the iPhone XR currently.

The report also notes that this would make the battery the largest single-cell battery used in an iPhone to date.

Of the flagship duo iPhone XS Max and XS, the former has a slightly larger capacity of 3,171mAh. But a key difference is that batteries in both models are actually two conjoined battery cells. The batteries for their successors – also to be revealed in the second half of the year – have not begun to be mass produced yet.

The current iPhone XR is already a battery champ, and an increase in battery capacity will only cement it’s replacement’s position at the top of the battery pile.

Apple is very likely to announce the new iPhone XR2 alongside replacements for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max towards the middle of September if previous years are any indication. That also means that we should start to see more information about the devices as we get closer to that time, too.

(Source: THE ELEC)

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