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iPhone 7 leaked photos point to bigger battery!

by Jacob Kleinman | May 2, 2016May 2, 2016 1:00 pm PST

Battery life is a still a consistent issue for iPhone owners, but Apple could be taking a step in the right direction with the iPhone 7. A new leak out of China suggests the company’s upcoming smartphones will offer bigger batteries.

The images, which were posted to Chinese social network Weibo, also include specific details on the new iPhone batteries. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will allegedly offer a 1735mAh battery (up from 1715mAh on the iPhone 6), while 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may pack a 2810mAh battery (up from 2750mAh for the iPhone 6s Plus).

That may not sound like a big difference, but it could mean a noticeable improvement to battery life for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple typically makes other tweaks to improve power use with each major release; that’s how it was able to keep battery life consistent last year even though the iPhone 6s offered a slightly smaller battery than the iPhone 6.

Beyond a larger battery, the iPhone 7 is also rumored to pack a new A10 processor and a water-resistant design. Apple may even offer a dual rear camera setup and a Smart Connector, but those features could be limited to a special “iPhone 7 Pro” model.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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