For the past several years, every September, tech blogs and news sources alike become full of rumors, predictions, and alleged leaks about what features exactly will be included in the next model of the iPhone. This year is no exception, as Apple fanatics seek to find out what will be uncovered this Wednesday, with the announcement of the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 6c, 7, or whatever other name Apple decides to throw our way.
While speculation has ranged from camera improvements to higher screen resolution, one of the main topics of discussion has been battery power for the future model(s). As always seems to be the case, there are conflicting opinions on the matter. On one hand, a Chinese source acquired leaked specs and claims to have discovered decreased battery power - about 5% lower than the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models. On the contrary, Apple’s fairly recent battery expert hiring spree would indicate otherwise.
Many users are frustrated with iPhones’ short battery lives as it is, and the option for interchangeable batteries offered by Android smartphones doesn’t help Apple’s case. Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, has stated that a larger battery would make iPhones heavier and less compelling to their users. He also claimed that the short battery life is due to increased usage, which in turn is caused by the sleek design. As there are predictions that the newest model will be the slimmest one yet, expectations for longer battery life may be misguided.
However, try as we may, nobody can be sure what Apple will release but Apple itself. Check back in with us after September 9 and we’ll discuss what ramifications the updates will have on battery life. In the meantime, let us know in the comments what features you’d like to see in the new model, and what your guess for its battery capacity is.