Here we are with more possible news of what will be the next iPhone and, for the sake of convenience, we’ll call up to second order «IPhone 7» – although I don’t put my hand on the fire for this nomenclature.
This time, @OnLeaks – who has a notable track record of «getting it right» rumors – revealed that Apple’s next prodigal son will come with a bigger battery than his predecessor. According to a source “quite reliable (not 100%, but almost)”, as the vehicle itself says, the “iPhone 7” will carry a battery of 1,960mAh, against the 1,715mAh of the iPhone 6s, representing an increase of approximately 14%.
Pretty reliable (not 100% but almost…) source told me # iPhone7 battery = 1960mAh (# iPhone6s = 1715mAh)
– Steve H. McFly (@OnLeaks) July 13, 2016
Although it does not seem like a considerable gain, it is good to remember that, in the transition from iPhone 6 to 6s, the smartphone in fact lost energy capacity, dropping from 1,810mAh to the aforementioned 1,715mAh in the current model, without any noticeable loss in the device’s battery life. In other words, a more capable battery, combined with potential improvements in the system in terms of harnessing and conserving energy – which always happen -, can bring much-awaited good news in relation to the criticized longevity of the iPhone.
If this is all going to happen – and if so, if this change will bring practical benefits to users – we will still wait a few months before finding out.