The iPhone 14 may well have a better battery life than its predecessors, according to a recent report from China. On social networks, a leaker has published what seems to be the size of the batteries of the four new iPhone models that will be presented by Apple next September. All would benefit from a bigger battery, except for the largest model.
Indeed, the iPhone 14 would offer a 3279 mAh battery this year; while the previous generation model had a somewhat smaller 3227 mAh battery. This small increase alone should not have a huge impact on the general autonomy, but other factors could help the device to be more enduring, such as the new 5G and Wi-Fi chip by TSMC.
The leaker also reveals that the iPhone 14 Max will use a 4325 mAh battery. For its part, the iPhone 14 Pro will benefit from a 3200 mAh battery. This is the biggest increase here, since the iPhone 13 Pro’s battery was only 3095 mAh.
Three iPhone 14 variants will have bigger batteries than their 2021 equivalents
Finally, the leaker announces that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will see its battery capacity drop to 4323 mAh, compared to 4352 mAh on the current model. This does not necessarily mean that its autonomy will be less good; since we know that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will benefit from more energy-efficient components. For example, there will be a new, more energy-efficient A16 processor, or a screen capable of lowering its frequency to just 1 Hz. This screen will also allow Pro models to use a new Always-On display mode.
The increase in battery capacity on most models was likely made possible by the increased thickness of smartphones compared to the previous generation.
Here is a summary of the battery capacities for the iPhone 14 series:
- iPhone 14 (6.1 inches) – 3,279 mAh (compared to 3,227 mAh on the 13)
- iPhone 14 Max (6.7 inches) – 4,325 mAh
- iPhone-14 Pro (6.1 inches) – 3,200 mAh (compared to 3,095 mAh on the 13 Pro)
- iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7 inches) – 4,323 mAh (compared to 4,352 mAh on the 13 Pro Max)