2020 iPhones Could Have Larger Batteries Due to Tweaked Circuitry

2020 iPhones may have a custom battery protection module that is nearly 50 percent smaller and thinner than the battery protection circuit in previous iPhones, according to industry sources cited by Korean website The Elec.

The smaller module could free up some internal space in iPhone 12 models, potentially paving the way for a slight increase in battery capacity.


The report claims the smaller module would be supplied by Korea's ITM Semiconductor.

A battery protection circuit helps to prevent over-charging and over-discharging. The new module from ITM Semiconductor combines the protection circuit with a MOSFET and PCB, eliminating the need for a holder case.

Source: ITM Semiconductor

In a separate report, The Elec claimed that ITM Semiconductor has already supplied the new modules to Samsung for the Galaxy S11.

Apple is expected to release four high-end iPhones in 2020, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model. All four devices are expected to have OLED displays, 5G support, a new iPhone 4-like metal frame, up to 6GB of RAM, up to triple-lens rear cameras with 3D sensing, and more.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the largest battery life of any iPhone ever, lasting up to five hours longer than the iPhone XS Max per charge.

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10 weeks ago
Seems like there are gonna be a lot of “firsts” in the 2020 lineup. I hope they’re testing the heck out of everything thoroughly.

Really excited!
Rating: 13 Votes
10 weeks ago
It would be wonderful. I like the way Apple is taking...
still hard to believe at 4 models to be released in September.
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The more battery the better.

Within limits... don’t forget about added weight. iPhone already is an “heavy” smartphone.
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And please add 25w adapter in the box

Let me say NO, NO, NO !

stop this silly quick charge race at once.
This is apple, not a Chinese rip-off trying to impress with higher numbers for the sake of it.
18W are a good compromise without putting to much strain on the battery.
Rating: 8 Votes
10 weeks ago
Damn. Things just get better.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 weeks ago
It would be cool to have a phone where no matter what you did with it, the battery never ran out within a day.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 weeks ago


5g is all that really matters. The OS is the same on models. The differentiation of cameras is really thin for most people, especially for your typical user who just points and shoots.

If Apple wants to revolutionize the iPhone they could change one simple design that has bugged me since 2007. That is this, MAKE THE APPS DEFAULT TO THE BOTTOM!


“make the apps default to the bottom?”

What does that mean?
Rating: 7 Votes
10 weeks ago
I may be the minority here. But I wish they make them thinner and lighter.
The phones have gradually gotten heavier the last few years and I don’t like it.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 weeks ago
The more battery the better.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 weeks ago
And please add 25w adapter in the box
Rating: 6 Votes
10 weeks ago
Hopefully the future iPhones will be thick enough to get rid of the camera bump.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 weeks ago


120 Hz displays demand more battery power. Bigger QHD displays, really HIGH resolution cameras with powerful GPU, NPU, bigger RAM definitely need more processing power...Apple tried its best to deny this so long! RAM is another area!! But cleverly they have anticipated this and increased the prices in advance so that they can provide value by slowly introducing these without having to increase the prices since most or all of these are just normal improvements than radical innovations...


As a software engineer, I understand the realities around RAM usage. Give developers more RAM and they get LAZY! They stop optimizing. I appreciate that Apple has created an environment that encourages and requires optimization.

I speak from experience. My own web applications framework does 100x what it did 10 years ago, and uses 1/10th of the memory because optimization is part of the development process, not some optional add-on that comes later.

I hope that Apple doesn't give into demands for more RAM from spec-hungry consumers. Pure performance is more important.
Rating: 6 Votes

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