All of Apple's New Devices Feature the Same Battery Life as Previous Generations

All of the new devices Apple today announced at its "Wonderlust" event feature no battery life improvements at all compared to their direct predecessors.

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This comes contrary to a multitude of rumors prior to Apple's event, which suggested that the major efficiency improvements of the S9 and A17 chips would bring battery life improvements. The approximate battery life of each of the new devices Apple unveiled today is as follows:

  • Apple Watch Series 9: 18 hours/36 hours in Low Power Mode
  • Apple Watch Ultra 2: 36 hours/72 hours in Low Power Mode
  • iPhone 15: 20 hours
  • iPhone 15 Plus: 26 hours
  • iPhone 15 Pro: 23 hours
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max: 29 hours

This is exactly the same as the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Of course, efficiency improvements may still result in slightly better real-world performance in Apple's latest models.

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Top Rated Comments

Dinozero Avatar
10 months ago
This is pretty damn depressing. The iPhone has struggled a bit with battery life with the 13 being better.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrkevinfinnerty Avatar
10 months ago
Tim must step down.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TVreporter Avatar
10 months ago
They took "can't innovate my ass" literally this year.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
10 months ago
It would have been nice to get offered 1+ hour of battery life atleast. Oh well!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deaglecat Avatar
10 months ago
those rays won't trace themselves, you know.
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mtulman1 Avatar
10 months ago
As long as they get back to the 13 PM I’ll be happy as the 14 PM is brutal. Fingers Crossed.
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