Upcoming iPhone 7 expected to have a larger capacity internal battery
The user behind @OnLeaks is quoting "pretty reliable" sources that the next iPhone (be it the iPhone 6x or iPhone 7) will feature a 1960 mAh internal battery. If true, this would be about 14 percent larger in capacity than the battery in the iPhone 6s (1715 mAh). Prior to the launch of the iPhone 6s, users were justifiably upset to learn that Apple had actually went with a smaller battery compared to the original iPhone 6 (1810 mAh). In comparison, budget 4.7-inch smartphones like the Xiaomi Redmi 2 have battery capacities of around 2200 mAh while larger 5-inch smartphones can reach 3000 mAh.
How will Apple incorporate a larger capacity battery when the next iPhone is expected to be even thinner? The smartphone is speculated to be dropping the common 3.5 mm audio port, which can in turn free up more space for a potentially larger battery.
It's worth noting that longer runtimes continue to be one of the greatest demands of customers. Unlike most Android manufacturers, Apple does not advertise RAM or battery capacity for its iPhone or iPad models as they are typically lower than competitors. Nonetheless, iPhone battery life is not significantly shorter and is oftentimes longer than an equivalent-generation Android due to the software and hardware differences between them.
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