It might not be up there with headline-grabbing iPhone 14 rumors like new processors, digicam enhancements or the destiny of the notch, however Apple’s battery plans for its upcoming telephones determine to be a key element.
Every part from show refresh charges to 5G connectivity locations calls for on a smartphone’s battery, placing strain on telephone makers to seek out methods to get their units to last more.
Given how necessary battery life is to smartphone buyers — and you may make the case that solely a telephone’s cameras play an even bigger function in deciding which handset to purchase — a long-lasting energy pack may be the distinction between an excellent new mannequin and a so-so improve.
Have a look at final yr’s iPhone 13 replace. After years of middling battery life, Apple received extra severe about how long its smartphones may final between expenses. All 4 iPhone 13 fashions got here geared up with larger cells than their iPhone 12 counterparts. Not coincidentally, these 4 iPhone 13 fashions improved on the battery lifetime of their predecessors, with the iPhone 13 Professional and iPhone 13 Professional Max touchdown on our greatest telephone battery life checklist.
Can Apple repeat the feat with the iPhone 14 lineup? In any case, there’s solely so many occasions you may enhance the measurement of a battery with out additionally increasing the measurement of your smartphone. And with three of this yr’s fashions anticipated to retain the measurement of their predecessors — the exception is the iPhone 13 mini, which will reportedly make means for the a lot bigger iPhone 14 Max — Apple will have to seek out different methods to bolster battery life.
This is a round-up of the iPhone 14 battery rumors we have heard to date, together with leaks about one other key energy administration function — how quick the new telephones will cost.
iPhone 14 battery sizes: What we have heard
Earlier than we dive into the iPhone 14 rumors on the market, here is a glance again at iPhone 13 battery sizes and what that meant by way of occasions on our battery take a look at. In that take a look at, we set the brightness of every telephone’s show to 150 nits after which have them surf the internet over mobile till they run out of energy, timing the outcomes. (Since Apple is reportedly dropping a mini-sized mannequin from this yr’s lineup, we’ll exclude the iPhone 13 mini.)
|Mannequin||Battery measurement||Battery life (Hrs:Minutes)||Enchancment from iPhone 12 (Hrs:Minutes)|
|iPhone 13||3,227 mAh||10:33||+2:08|
|iPhone 13 Professional||3,095 mAh||11:42||+2:36|
|iPhone 13 Professional Max||4,352 mAh||12:16||+1:23|
Be mindful these battery sizes are based mostly on teardowns, as Apple does not formally checklist the measurement of its energy packs. However all three of the listed fashions not solely improved upon the outcomes of their predecessor but additionally beat the common smartphone, which lasts rather less than 10 hours on our take a look at.
iPhone 14 battery rumors aren’t in abundance, however the most dependable one we have heard predicts extra of the identical for the iPhone 14 lineup. Earlier this summer season, Twitter leakers DuanRui and ShrimpApplePro posted the following reported battery capacities for the iPhone 14 fashions:
- iPhone 14: 3,279 mAh
- iPhone 14 Max: 4,325 mAh
- iPhone 14 Professional: 3,200 mAh
- iPhone 14 Professional Max: 4,323 mAh
We might warning in opposition to accepting these listed capacities as stone-cold information. For starters, it is a little bit bizarre that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional — each 6.1-inch telephones — would function totally different battery capacities, though that was case with the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Professional. Nonetheless, these are good ballpark figures that give us an concept of how Apple is more likely to strategy iPhone 14 battery sizes.
In that case, then, each the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional would see a small enhance over their iPhone 13 counterparts — 3% for the iPhone 14 Professional and 1% for the iPhone 14. The iPhone 14 Professional Max would see a modest 1% lower from the iPhone 13 Professional Max.
The iPhone 14 Max has no predecessor, however because it figures to sport the identical 6.7-inch display screen as the Professional Max mannequin, it is smart that the battery sizes could be roughly the identical.
How long a telephone lasts is dependent upon extra than simply the measurement of its battery. Energy administration options additionally play a giant function, and on that entrance, the iPhone 14 Professional fashions are anticipated to function new Apple silicon in the type of the A16 Bionic processor. You’d think about that the new chipset will function an improved energy effectivity, although we’ll have to attend for the iPhone 14 launch at the Apple September 7 occasion to seek out out by how a lot.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are rumored to be sticking with the A15 chipset that powered this yr’s iPhones. We would not count on any change in energy draw for the iPhone 14, then; that is much less of a priority for the iPhone 14 Max, since it is a new mannequin with a Max-sized battery.
Given the rumored adjustments to batteries and chipsets, then, you’d count on the iPhone 14 Professional fashions to be well-positioned to enhance upon the iPhone 13 Professional’s spectacular battery life. The iPhone 14 Max figures to final a long time on a cost, too, if its rumored specs are correct. Issues are up in the air for the iPhone 14, which is tipped to have a barely larger battery however the identical silicon as earlier than.
iPhone 14 charging pace: What we all know
Rumors are additionally sparse about how quick the new iPhones will cost, although we have now some excellent news in case you’re contemplating an iPhone 14 Professional buy. After experiences earlier this yr that Apple was creating a 30W charger, a leaker has subsequently tipped Apple to spice up the charging pace on the iPhone 14 Professional from 20W to 30W.
With 20W speeds, the iPhone 13 Professional fashions can get a drained battery to only over 50% charged in half-an-hour. You’d count on a 30W iPhone to hit that fifty% mark sooner.
Be mindful, that 30W charging rumor solely applies to the iPhone 14 Professional fashions. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are anticipated to stay with the 20W speeds Apple at the moment helps.
You may even be plugging in your charging cable into the identical sort of port as earlier than. Regardless of rumors early on in the iPhone 14 improvement course of that Apple would possibly lastly transfer to a USB-C port, the newest leaks counsel that is off the desk, as Apple will stick to a proprietary Lightning port, at the least for yet one more yr.
iPhone 14 battery outlook
The iPhone 13 fashions re-established the popularity of Apple telephones for lasting a long time on a cost. Given what we have heard to date about the iPhone 14, we hope this yr’s fashions will at the least have the ability to match that efficiency — and perhaps even high it in some circumstances.