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.