Apple to Use Metal Can Batteries in Next-Gen iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks-- But, Here's the Catch
(Photo : Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) An attendee looks at a new iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3.
Apple to Use Metal Can Batteries in Next-Gen iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks-- But, Here's the Catch
(Photo : Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images) Apple staff members celebrate as customers coming the Wangfujing store on October 20, 2012 in Beijing, China. Apple Inc. opened its sixth retail store on the Chinese mainland Saturday. The new Wangfujing store is Apple's largest retail store in Asia.

Apple claimed it had found a simple way to enhance its next-generation iPhone and MacBook products' battery life. Previously, the tech giant manufacturer promised its consumers that it will develop batteries that could last longer.  

Apple to Use Metal Can Batteries in Next-Gen iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks-- But, Here's the Catch
(Photo : Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
Apple staff members celebrate as customers coming the Wangfujing store on October 20, 2012 in Beijing, China. Apple Inc. opened its sixth retail store on the Chinese mainland Saturday. The new Wangfujing store is Apple's largest retail store in Asia.

However, Apple wasn't able to pull it off for the past few years. But now, the giant tech firm has released a new patent application that reveals how it will improve the batteries of its upcoming Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. 

Apple's alleged innovation is expected to solve the issue the company has created way back in 2015. According to 9to5Mac's latest report, this problem was specifically found in 12-inch MacBook batteries.

To give you more idea, here's how Apple's new metal can batteries work:

Apple's new metal can batteries 

Patently Apple reported that the new metal can batteries will have an electrode surrounded by a rigid or semi-rigid housing. The tech giant manufacturer explained that this housing can be in close proximity to electric components without interfering or damaging the electronic parts. 

Apple to Use Metal Can Batteries in Next-Gen iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks-- But, Here's the Catch

(Photo : Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
An attendee looks at a new iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3.

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On the other hand, the metal housing can also be coupled between the ground terminal of the electrode and common ground. The alleged metal can batteries also have what Apple calls a flange. This component is expected to reduce the amount of excess material that needs to be fitted into the space designated for batteries. 

This feature allows Apple's innovation to be increased in size. It will also allow the new metal can batteries to reduce the wasted space, enabling the electronic device to have longer battery life. 

With the new metal can batteries, Apple no longer needs to increase the size of its upcoming next-gen iPhones, MacBooks, and iPads.  

Will there be a WiFi 7? 

Aside from the rumored metal can batteries, Apple is also allegedly working on its latest WiFi 7. The tech giant company's new patent explained that this new internet connection is expected to focus on WLAN indoor and outdoor operation. Some rumors also claimed that it will have stationary and pedestrian speeds in the 2, 4, 5, and 6 GHz. 

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