The forthcoming iPhone 7 will have a slightly larger battery than its predecessors the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, according to a post on Chinese social media site Weibo.
The person who posted the images, purported to be taken inside an iPhone assembly factor, claimed the iPhone 7 will sport a 1735 mAH capacity battery, while the larger iPhone 7 Plus’ will be 2810 mAH – up from the current 1715 mAH and 2750 mAH.
9to5Mac points out that while this translates in theory to prolonged battery life, the effic
Apple was criticised for focusing on software updates with the release of the iPhone 6s last September rather than making radical hardware overhauls, meaning the 6 and 6s cycles look identical, bar the introduction of the rose gold shade.
The iPhone 7’s camera lens is also likely to sit in-line with its body and its plastic antenna bands will no longer stretch across its surface, reports suggest.
Right now the iPhone 7 needs a win. Now, on the back of falling sales and growing fears that Apple’s next iPhone will be a worrying case of same old same old, it may just have found a small one…
Riding to the rescue is ever fruitful Chinese microblogging website Weibo with the news Apple plans to give aspirational iPhone 7 users an essential upgrade: a bigger battery. The bad news? It’s not the kind of jump you might expect – especially for a handset controversially expected to free up a lot of internal space by removing the headphone jack.
So what do we get? The Weibo report brings us photos, allegedly from the factory floor, showing batteries the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. According to their codes they reveal the phones will get 1735 mAh and 2810 mAh capacity batteries respectively.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. While the iPhone SE has received some criticism due to the lack of real innovation, the iPhone 7 is expected to bring exciting new features. Last year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were slightly thicker than their predecessors, apparently due to 3D Touch display technology. But the upcoming iPhone is rumored to be ultra-thin.