We’ve heard Apple is planning to release three new iPhone models next year. Now, a new report claims these new devices will feature much larger batteries, potentially addressing one of the iPhone X’s key shortcomings.
The report comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says Apple’s new devices will come equipped with high-capacity batteries that feature an L-shaped design. As AppleInsider points out, Apple wanted to include this new battery in the iPhone X but the technology allegedly wasn’t ready in time.
Kuo claims the successor to the iPhone X could feature a 3,000mAh battery (the current model has two batteries totaling 2,716mAh). Meanwhile, Apple’s rumored 6.5-inch iPhone is rumored to feature a battery that’s 3,400mAh.
Several of today’s top Android devices feature batteries exceeding 3,000mAh, so Apple would simply be playing catch up. However, Apple devices typically get great battery life despite packing smaller batteries, so it’s safe to assume the next iPhone X will get phenomenal battery life if its capacity is increased.
The iPhone X’s battery life can best be described as decent. Hearing that it could be improved dramatically next year is very exciting.