Rumor: “iPhones 12” may have smaller batteries than current ones [atualizado: errata]

There is no way: before launching a new device, Apple – in fact any smartphone manufacturer – needs to register certain device components with regulatory agencies. And whenever that happens, some of this information ends up “leaking”.

This time, three new batteries, which are supposedly intended for “iPhones 12”, were found on the UL Demko, Safety Korea and 3C certification platforms – 3C also includes records of two new chargers, one 5W (model A1443) and another 20W (model A2244, which should replace the 18W charger currently sold by the company). The information is MySmartPrice.

The three batteries are identified as A2471, A2431 and A2466, with capacities respectively 2,227mAh, 2,775mAh and 3,687mAh. Most likely, the first would be for the “iPhone 12 ″ (5.4”), the second for the “iPhones 12 Max” and “12 Pro” (both 6.1 ”) and the third for the“ iPhone 12 Pro Max ” .

If everything is confirmed, we would see a reduction in the size of the batteries for the new models compared to the current ones, since the iPhone 11 has one of 3,110mAh, the 11 Pro has 3,046mAh and the 11 Pro Max, 3,969mAh.

To make it easier, check out the comparison below:

  • “IPhone 12” = 2,227mAh (new, smaller device)
  • “IPhone 12 Max” = 2,775mAh (-10.8% compared to iPhone 11)
  • “IPhone 12 Pro” = 2,775mAh (-8.9% compared to iPhone 11 Pro)
  • “IPhone 12 Pro Max” = 3,687mAh (-7.1% compared to iPhone 11 Pro Max)

Will it be that, after doing good with the batteries of iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, Apple would again reduce its capacities in favor of a thinner / lighter device or due to the arrival of some other important technology for the new devices ?

It is worth noting that, last March, there were rumors that the batteries of the “iPhones 12” would be about 10% bigger than those of the current iPhones – with that, the “iPhone 12 Pro Max” could reach levels never seen before in a Apple smartphone, with 4,400mAh. ?

Errata, for Rafael Fischmann Jul 13, 2020 at 15:27

The percentile calculations of the post were wrong (based on wrong numbers from the source of the post), even pointing to an increase over the battery of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. We corrected all values.

But that remains just a rumor, of course.