Apple has improved the battery life of iPhones on a gradual basis over last couple of years. For instance, reviewers were impressed with iPhone 11’s battery upgrades and most of the latest iPhone 12 models offer great battery life due to their bigger sizes. While Apple has increased the efficiency through better optimization over last couple of years, a recent research note has suggested that iPhone 13 might feature bigger battery due to revamped design.
As mentioned earlier, Apple has traditionally improved the battery life of the iPhone with better optimization. For instance, although different iPhone 12 models feature smaller batteries, all of the devices offer better performance optimizations. Moreover, Apple introduced faster wireless charging thanks to new MagSafe magnetic chargers introduced alongside iPhone 12.
However, according to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is still working on introducing a larger battery with the new iPhone models. In the research note, Kuo claimed that Apple is working on introducing new design with the upcoming smartphones to pack bigger batteries. As rumors suggested that the tech giant is working on different power-hungry features for this year’s iPhone, the revelation isn’t particularly surprising. While most of the smartphone manufacturers are shipping their smartphones with higher refresh rate screens, Apple has continued to ship iPhones with 60Hz display. If recent rumors are accurate, then Apple is set to introduce 120Hz displays with the new iPhone models.
In case you aren’t aware, smartphones with higher refresh rate will consume more battery life than the traditional 60Hz screen. According to rumors, iPhone 13 models will feature 120Hz ProMotion displays which will allow the phone to adapt the refresh rate dynamically to improve efficiency.
According to Kuo, all of the new iPhone models will feature bigger batteries with higher capacities. While we’ll have to wait to see if the claims are accurate, the analyst has claimed that Apple will include the SIM card in the mainboard to use that space for bigger battery. Additionally, the new iPhone 13 models will feature thinner notches to allow bigger batteries.
Kuo noted, “The new 2H21 iPhone models feature a larger battery capacity than the iPhone 12 series, thanks to the space-saving design of many components. Hence, the new 2H21 iPhone models are also slightly heavier than the iPhone 12. The space-saving design includes integrating the SIM card slot with the mainboard, reducing the front optical modules’ thickness, etc.”
Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone 13 series later in September.