iPhone 14 Pro Battery Might Get a Major Upgrade – Longest Life iPhone Yet?

Apple’s iPhone 14 will take center stage at this week’s “Far Out” September event, and more details are emerging to tease us about all things iPhone 14 Pro. Now it looks like we can anticipate major upgrades in the battery department.

In his latest Power On newsletter, the oft-trustworthy analyst Mark Gurman points out that both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will get larger batteries, with the source citing the models “will appear slightly larger overall,” but slimmer as well. will have edges. Last year’s iPhone 13 lineup got a much-needed capacity boost, and this year one seems to be doing better for the Pro models.

While Gurman doesn’t specify what battery capacity to expect, it certainly offers significant improvements. The extra 280 mAh battery in the iPhone 13 Pro delivered 12 hours of battery life in our review, which is almost 3 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro.

Along with the rumored A16 Bionic upgrade and adaptive refresh rate display, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max could be the longest-lived iPhones yet. It’s important to note that the stock iPhone 14 and 14 Max are not included in this purported upgrade, giving this writer another reason to skip the iPhone 14.

Sure, the expected always-on display on the Pro models may hamper the flagship’s battery life, but the increased battery capacity will likely help in that department.

Example battery percentage on iPhone (via iMore) (Image credit: iMore)

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of the iPhone 14’s battery getting a boost. Earlier this year, the Economic Daily News reported that a new 5G chip from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) could help extend the battery life of the iPhone 14 — by switching to a 6nm radio chip.

In addition, the battery percentage icon returns on iPhones, meaning users can see the exact battery percentage displayed on the battery icon on specific iPhone models.

iPhone 14 Pro inches closer