iPhone 7 Could Feature 1,960 mAh Battery, a 14% Improvement Over iPhone 6s

Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 may include a larger battery than the one found in the iPhone 6s, which could mean a longer battery life. According to OnLeaks' Steve Hemmerstoffer, who often shares part leaks and information on new devices ahead of their launch, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 may include a 1,960 mAh battery, an improvement over the 1,715 mAh battery in the iPhone 6s.

Citing a "pretty reliable" source, but cautioning that it's not 100 percent reliable, Hemmerstoffer revealed the information in a tweet shared this morning.


Longer battery life is often one of the most popular feature requests for new iPhones, and with the iPhone 7 expected to include only minor exterior design changes, better battery life could be an important selling point. In addition to a higher capacity battery, Apple could also improve battery life through software optimizations and the more efficient A10 processor that's expected to be included in next-generation devices.

We've heard few rumors about prospective battery life so far, but one image of a battery said to be for the iPhone 7 listed a capacity of 7.04 watt-hours, larger than the 6.61 watt-hour battery in the iPhone 6s and nearly identical to the 7.01 watt-hour battery in the iPhone 6, in line with today's rumor. With the upgrade to the iPhone 6s from the iPhone 6, Apple used a lower-capacity battery, something that may be reversed with the iPhone 7 if Hemmerstoffer's information is correct.

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No information has been shared on the battery expected to be included in the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, but it too could feature a larger capacity more in line with the iPhone 6 Plus (2,915 mAh) than the iPhone 6s Plus (2,750 mAh).

Additional information on battery life will undoubtedly become available as part leaks continue ahead of the fall release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Other features rumored for the two devices include no headphone jack, relocated antenna bands, improved water resistance, a flush touch sensitive home button, and better camera technology, implemented through a larger camera sensor in the iPhone 7 and a dual-camera setup in the iPhone 7 Plus.

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Top Rated Comments

geoff5093 Avatar
103 months ago
Android phones have had 3000+ batteries in phones not much larger than the iPhone 6s. I know the iPhone is much more efficient, but imagine how great it would be if you could double your battery life.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Z400Racer37 Avatar
103 months ago
Yeah, idk about you guys, but I need a hell of a lot more than 14% more lol...
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andres Cantu Avatar
103 months ago
Probably true. They always try to put bigger batteries in (regardless of tired internet chatter).

iPhone - 1,400 mAh
iPhone 3G - 1,150 mAh
iPhone 3GS - 1,219 mAh
iPhone 4 - 1,420 mAh
iPhone 4S - 1,432 mAh
iPhone 5 - 1,440 mAh
iPhone 5C - 1,507 mAh
iPhone 5S - 1,570 mAh
iPhone 6 - 1,810 mAh
iPhone 6 Plus - 2,915 mAh
iPhone 6s - 1,715 mAh
iPhone 6s Plus - 2,750 mAh

The anomalies have been when the phones actually got thicker OG to 3G. And 6 to 6S the batteries decreased as the space was used for other components.
A bit sad that the iPhone's battery has only gone up 315mAh in 8 years.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
simx34 Avatar
103 months ago
Yeah yeah that's great, but what about pokemon go?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smacrumon Avatar
103 months ago
We like extra battery.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpeeps Avatar
103 months ago
iPhone battery would need to outlive the owner to stop the battery complaints.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)