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A new iPhone battery with a sub-3000mAh capacity is reportedly certified

Is this an iPhone 12 battery? (Source: Twitter)
Is this an iPhone 12 battery? (Source: Twitter)
A well-known Twitter leaker claims to have found a new Korean safety approval for a battery that may go to an Apple device with the model number A2431. Therefore, it may pertain to an iPhone 12 variant. If so, it may be much smaller than those of the 11 series.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

Apple's iPhone 12 launch event may still be some months away. However, according to a new leak on Twitter, it could be making a start on preparing for it by getting these phones and their components approved for sale. It may have progressed to a point where it is now certifiying batteries.

At least, the tipster @smartvenkat95 claims that Apple has submitted an "A2431" power-pack for testing by SafetyKorea. According to images associated with this alleged regulatory listing, it has a basic candybar form-factor rather than the L-shapes of previous years.

Furthermore, the leak apparently shows that the battery has a rated capacity of only 2775mAh. Apple will probably claim more in terms of typical capacity (presuming this new report is accurate, of course); nevertheless, it is considerably less compared to even the base-model iPhone 11. However, it is also in line with earlier leaks about its successor and its more expensive siblings.

The alleged SafetyKorea documentation and images associated with the "new iPhone battery". (Source: Twitter)
The alleged SafetyKorea documentation and images associated with the "new iPhone battery". (Source: Twitter)
 

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-23 (Update: 2020-07-23)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.