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.
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
Gurman offers a breakdown of the specs and features that the iPhone 14 is said to be boasting about in recent leaks and rumours. This includes an updated screen design with a capsule-shaped hole, an upgrade of the 48MP camera lens and the use of eSIM.
We’ve heard a few more details from the rumor mill, though, including the iPhone 14 Pro that may feature satellite connectivity, the ultra-wide camera that’s also getting an upgrade, and what color options we can expect to see.
Gurman also notes that he expects the iPhone 14 lineup to go on sale on September 16, which is “a week earlier than usual.” That’s good news for those looking at those iPhone 14 pre-orders.
Only time will tell if all of these claims come true, but we won’t have to look long to find out. To prepare, read how to watch the Apple September 2022 event on September 7.