Another day, another iPhone 7-related rumor or leak of some sort. This is becoming the norm as we’re approaching the September event where Apple will finally make its new handset official.
This time around, a “pretty reliable” source apparently thinks the iPhone 7 will ship with a 1,960 mAh battery. That would be great news for lovers of good smartphone battery life, considering that its predecessor, the iPhone 6s, has a 1,715 mAh cell.
So we’re looking at an increase of over 14% in capacity if this turns out to be true. There’s one thing to keep in mind here, though: OnLeaks, the leakster publishing this rumor, says the source behind the info hasn’t been 100% accurate before – just “almost”. So this obviously may not pan out.
But let’s hope that it does, for battery life has been a pretty neglected aspect by Apple for the iPhone 6s. Now the 14% bigger battery capacity won’t necessarily turn into 14% better battery life for the average iPhone user, but it’s still good to have. And if Apple does go this route, we assume it will make the iPhone 7 Plus battery bigger than the one in the 6s Plus too, but it’s unclear by how much.