The iPhone 15 series has become one of the most popular smartphones this year. Apple finally left behind the legacy of the Lightning connector by switching to USB-C, and also updated the camera in the Pro models. There was such a huge demand for the iPhone 15 Pro that Apple had to delay the delivery of orders for two months during the launch.
While the iPhone 15 series continues to surprise users, Apple has already started working on its successor, the iPhone 16. A new battery prototype has appeared on the web, which is said to belong to the early stages of iPhone 16 Pro development. This suggests that future iPhones may receive a slight increase in battery capacity.
iPhone 16 Pro may get a larger battery than iPhone 15 Pro
Twitter user @KosutamiSan has posted several images that appear to be prototypes of the battery packs of the upcoming iPhone 16 Pro. It looks like Apple may continue to use its L-shaped battery design and may also introduce a metal shell covering the battery.
The images show that the iPhone 16 Pro may have a 3355 mAh battery, which is slightly larger than the 3274 mAh in the latest iPhone 15 Pro. In addition, the source also mentions that Apple may switch to a new battery connector.
As these are early prototypes, the final specifications of the iPhone 16 Pro may vary slightly. Apple is already under pressure from the European Union regarding the European Ecodesign Directive, which sets new rules for battery life on smartphones and tablets.
Apple has already switched to USB-C to meet EU requirements. The company is also working to finally open the doors of its operating system to third-party app stores, something they have resisted for more than a decade.
Apple may provide a larger screen size in the iPhone 16 series
A recent report suggested that Apple may introduce a larger screen size on the base iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models. It is expected that the company will continue to use the dynamic island design in all models of the iPhone 16 series. However, it seems that ProMotion 120 Hz will remain exclusive to Pro models for at least another year.
Expert Ross Young added that Apple may offer a 120Hz ProMotion screen in all models starting with the iPhone 17 series. Thus, iPhone enthusiasts may have to wait a little longer to enjoy the higher refresh rate on the base iPhone models.
It has also been reported that Apple is testing a perforated display design, but given the ability to integrate software with Dynamic Island, it is unlikely that Apple will switch to a new design so soon.
The iPhone 16 series still has a long way to go, as it is expected to launch sometime in October 2024, according to Apple’s regular Apple schedules. So, it will be interesting to see what Apple will offer in its next iPhones.