Could 2016 finally be the year that Apple caves to customer demand and delivers a smartphone with a larger battery? At least one publication thinks that’ll be the case when the next iPhone debuts later this year.
Chinese technology site MyDrivers (via Apple Insider) claims the iPhone 7 Plus will ship with a 3,100mAh battery. The current iPhone 6s Plus features a battery with a capacity of 2,750mAh. If true, the iPhone 7 Plus would have a 12 percent larger battery which the publication says would result in up to three additional hours of use.
It’s worth pointing out that Apple actually reduced the size of the battery from the iPhone 6 Plus to the iPhone 6s Plus (the former packed a 2,915mAh unit). The more efficient A9 processor allowed the handset to retain the same usage ratings.