#Apple #iPhone7– Hot news: Apple Leak Reveals Massive iPhone 7 : How does Apple AAPL +1.25% head off accusations that the iPhone 7 will look dull and alienate people? Perhaps by giving prospective owners the one thing they all crave…
Continuing his prolific run, the ever reliable Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) of Nowhereelse.fr took to Twitter TWTR +6.76% last night toannounce a source close to him has revealed the iPhone 7 will receive the largest iPhone battery upgrade in the line’s history.
Hemmerstoffer says the iPhone 7’s battery capacity will jump over 14% compared to the iPhone 6S, an increase from 1715 mAh to 1960 mAh in real terms.
To put this in perspective, the largest battery increase Apple has ever made was from the iPhone 5S to iPhone 6 (250 mAh) but this was to accommodate the jump from a 4-inch to 4.7-inch display so didn’t equate to any battery gain in practice. The iPhone 7 upgrade is also a direct contrast to last year when Apple actually downgraded the iPhone 6S battery to 1715 mAh from the 1810 mAh battery in the iPhone 6.
At this point cynics will see this latest move merely as Apple trying to fix a previous mistake, but the iPhone 6S managed to match the iPhone 6’s battery life despite the drop due to extra efficiencies in its A9 chipset. Consequently the release of the iPhone 7 and the combination of its A10 chipset and larger battery could see Apple’s quoted 8 hours of usage go as high as 10 hours in my opinion.
How has Apple suddenly found the extra space for this? The obvious place to look would be the expected removal of the headphone jack and some careful internal rejigging of the existing components.