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iPhone 7 battery life getting huge bump? 13% bigger cell reported

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For consumers, battery life is king. Fortunately, it looks like Apple is finally paying attention…

Apple plans to introduce a larger 1,960mAh battery with the upcoming iPhone 7, due to launch in September. That’s according to prolific tipster and journalist Steve Hemmerstoffer, who has a reliable track record for mobile leaks.

The iPhone 6S only had a 1,715mAh battery, which means we’re expecting a significant 12.5% (one-eighth) increase in capacity with the iPhone 7. However, it’s important to remember that battery capacity isn’t the only thing that affects how long your smartphone lasts with daily use.

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The efficiency of components like the display and processor have a significant impact on charge longevity. If Apple opts for a higher resolution display, or uses a non-efficient CPU, battery life might not actually be improved. It’s also important for Apple to ensure that its iOS software is optimised correctly to maximise battery life.

Unfortunately, while a battery bump might sound great, we can’t guarantee this will happen. There’s no way for us to actually verify this leak, so take this news with due caution.

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 7 at a dedicated launch event in September. The handset is rumoured to feature less prominent antenna banding, a dual-lens camera, and a shorter, thicker chassis. It’s also been heavily tipped that Apple will get rid of the 3.5mm audio jack on the iPhone 7, forcing users to plug their headphones in via the Lightning port instead.

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Mark

July 13, 2016, 10:57 am

'If Apple opts for a higher resolution display, or uses a non-efficient CPU', Yes I'm sure Apple will opt for a non-efficient CPU - who writes this shit?

Prem Desai

July 14, 2016, 5:56 am

Battery life is a joke on most mobile devices (not just Apple). Most won't last a day and aren't fit for purpose. Not helped by journalist drooling over how slim a phone is.

They focus on the slimness of the phone, but if a phone is 6mm thick and won't last a day, then the real thickness is 6mm plus the battery charger that you have to carry around.

I think manufacturers have done it on purpose so that we focus on that and not any other shortcomings of the device.

Enough of this nonsense. Give us slightly fatter phones that will be easier to hold and last over 2-3 days.

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