It has been less than two months since Apple released the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, but rumors of the next-generation iPhone 7 have already started. Latest speculations suggest that the iPhone 7 will not have a bigger battery.
Apple does not officially announce the battery capacity of its iPhones. However, a previous Tech Times report highlighted that Apple accidentally exposed the battery size of the iPhone 6s in one of its video promos.
According to the video, the iPhone 6s comes packed with a 1,715 mAh battery. A teardown of the iPhone 6s also confirmed that indeed the iPhone 6s has the said battery fuel.
"The Lithium-ion pack comes in at 3.8 V, 6.55 Wh, and 1715 mAh. It's a small but notable decrease from the 1810 mAh battery in last year's iPhone 6," as stated by the teardown report.
Many iPhone lovers and market experts are hoping that Apple will bring an AMOLED display to the iPhone 7 and also an increase in the battery size of the next-gen iPhone. However, Ming-Chi Kuo - an analyst with KGI Securities - says that Apple will not change the display of its iPhone 7, which also makes the presence of a bigger battery unlikely in the iPhone 7.
"AMOLED is significantly more power efficient than the LED-backlit IPS LCD panels Apple has been using for years. Combine this with plans for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to be just 6-6.5mm thick, which makes a much bigger battery for that generation unlikely," per Forbes.
The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus are packed with a number of top-end features that attracts millions of smartphone customers. However, the battery size and the usage time of the new iPhones might disappoint many iPhone patrons.
Apple's official website states that the battery in the iPhone 6s can offer up to 14 hours of talk time on 3G and up to 10 days of standby time. However, other top-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Nexus 6P and others have a bigger battery capacity and offers better usage time than the iPhone 6s.
Apple has not yet revealed any information regarding the screen or battery size of the iPhone 7. So for now, rumors regarding the iPhone 7 should be taken with a pinch of salt.