on Sep 09, 15

iPhone 6s Released, No Battery Improvements

As Apple’s WWDC event winds down, some rumors and predictions are confirmed, and others are disproven. While announcements ranged from an Hermès line of Apple Watches to the brand new iPad Pro, to an Apple TV with stunning Siri integration, the most talked about product is still the iPhone.

In our last blog post, we covered rumors and leaks regarding the future of iPhone battery capacity. Now, we’re comparing those rumors to what we’ll actually see released in upcoming weeks. Among new features are improved cameras which allow live photos; faster LTE and WiFi; a built-in News app; and, the biggest development, 3D touch, which allows for a variety of shortcuts both from the home screen and within a variety of apps. Well, none of those improvements are of any use if your battery is dead.

Battery capacity itself was not covered in the demo, perhaps for lack of improvement in terms of the hardware. This omission did not go unnoticed by viewers of the event, as users took their concerns to Twitter moments after the iPhone’s announcement concluded.

The website was updated with detailed technical specifications while OneRepublic concluded their performance at the event, revealing no change in battery capacity from the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

A preview of iOS 9, which the new iPhones will be running, previously released on Apple’s website claims to have higher battery efficiency than previous versions. It should allow for an extra hour of battery power on all devices. In addition, iOS 9 features a low power mode designed to conserve battery power.

All in all, considering the increased capabilities of the new iPhones, which require additional battery power, and the more battery-efficient iOS the phones will be running, it appears as though the user experience regarding power will remain largely unchanged. However, only time will tell, as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus begin to reach customers within the next few weeks.

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  • Well written article. I am excited to get the new iPhone 6S Plus now that I own a Flux Card!

  • It seems to me that battery life is one of the main issues iphone users have today. A lot of cool improvements are coming with iOS 9, that just doesn’t seem to be one of them. I’m glad you guys at Flux have decided to do something about the issue without making the customer pay ridiculous amounts.

  • I am sad that Apple hasn’t addressed the battery issue on this release of the iphone :(. As a heavy phone user, I feel that they could have just increased the size of battery and sacrifice a bit of its slimness. Anyway, there was a lot of good stuff announced today, im stoked.

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