According to the latest news from Taiwanese publication DigiTimes (Paywall), Apple plans to use smaller components for future iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. As a result, the built-in batteries of these devices are increased in their capacity.
According to the source, “Peripheral chips for the iPhone, iPad and MacBook series with higher performance are getting thinner to make more space for battery solutions with larger capacity for the devices, with the demand for IPDs (integrated passive devices) increasing sharply” with the trend. ”These new components will most likely come from TSMC and Amkor.
At this point in time, there is no information on when these smaller chips will break coverage on Apple devices. It’s worth noting, however, that the Cupertino-based company recently approved TSMC’s next-gen process for making IPDs for upcoming iPhones and iPads, according to MacRumors.com.
For years, the iPhone’s low battery capacity compared to its Android counterparts has been a major annoyance to users. To put things in perspective, the latest iPhone 12 has a 2815 mAh battery compared to 4,000 mAh on the Samsung Galaxy S21. If Apple’s latest plan becomes a reality, it could finally have as much battery capacity as Android flagships.
With Apple known for delivering some impressive software tweaks, iPhone users can expect class-leading battery life on upcoming models. Apple fans are also hoping for an increase in battery charging speeds. It looks like the latest iPhone 12 Pro Max supports a measly 20W charger, while even mid-range smartphones from BBK electronics’ Oppo and Realme offer 55W charging speeds.
The next iPhone series is expected to be presented in September this year. It would be interesting to see if the battery capacity boost will be introduced first on one of the Pro or Pro Max variants.