The initial enthusiasm that accompanied Jon Prosser's first batch of rumors – which unveiled the names, specific keys and prices of the next four iPhones in May – gradually faded. Okay, the design with flat edges in the iPhone 4 style is now an acquired certainty, but the small notch does not: it seems that it can remain the same once again. And then there is all the fuss about the EarPods and the charger that would no longer be integrated in the package.
Today another news arrives which, if confirmed, could displease many. We are talking about the batteries of the next generation of iPhone, whose capacity would have emerged from the certifications of three different bodies: 3C, KTL and Safety Korea. And it would be less than that seen on iPhone 11.
Associating the batteries with the various iPhone models is not difficult: the smallest, the 2,227 mAh one, we will find it on the more compact version, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, while on the iPhone 12 Max and 12 Pro, which share the same diagonal 6.1-inch, there will be a 2,775 mAh battery. Finally, iPhone 12 Pro Max, with its 6.7-inch screen and oversized body will be able to accommodate the largest unit, from 3,687 mAh. In summary, the following scenario should emerge:
- iPhone 12 (5.4 ") – A2471 – 2.227mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Max (6.1 ") – A2431 – 2.775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro (6.1 ") – A2431 – 2.775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 ") – A2466 – 3.687mAh
If the data collected here were confirmed, only iPhone 12 Pro Max would have a battery with a capacity greater than that mounted on iPhone 11, equal to 3,110 mAh. It would still lose comparison with the iPhone 11 Pro Max and its 3,969 mAh. In short, the next iPhones could have a smaller battery than those of the last generation. And yes, 5G steals space inside the devices, but it also requires a greater energy expenditure. We therefore wonder what impact this combination of smaller batteries and higher consumption could have on the autonomy of the iPhone.
In this sense, moreover, all those voices of the last few months that spoke of an Apple fought over the introduction of 120Hz at least for the displays of the Pro models would take on greater depth: at that point the factors that would negatively affect autonomy would perhaps be hardly sustainable. Just as rumors on a 20W charger (in addition to the standard 5W charger) for rapid charging, which currently reaches up to 18W, find further foundation. An increase that could be more or less relevant, depending on how fast the new iPhones will download rather than charge. We'll see.