iPhone 13: New models with a larger battery – that's the reason
Apple apparently wants to give the new models of the iPhone 13 series larger batteries. In combination with the new, more energy-efficient A15 chipset, this should improve the battery life – mainly because of a new feature.
At least that's what the well-known leaker l0vetodream writes on the short message platform Twitter (via MacRumors). Accordingly, Apple wants to install larger batteries in its new iPhone and thus extend the battery life. Accordingly, Apple is planning the following battery sizes for the new iPhone 13 series:
- iPhone 13 mini: 2,406 mAh (iPhone 12 mini: 2,227 mAh)
- iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro: 3,095 mAh (iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro: 2,815 mAh)
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 4,352 mAh (iPhone 12 Pro Max: 3,687 mAh)
Apple A15 should work more energy-efficiently
But a larger battery does not always necessarily mean a significantly longer runtime – this is where Apple's new A15 chipset comes into play. This should – in connection with other components – improve the energy efficiency of the iPhone 13. For Apple, the smallest model in particular is likely to be a problem child, after all, the iPhone 12 mini is said not to have sold as well as the manufacturer had hoped. One possible reason: the comparatively weak battery life. With a larger battery and improved energy efficiency, Apple could eliminate this weak point.
Bigger battery also because of the 120 Hz display?
Improved battery life is urgently needed elsewhere as well. If you believe the rumors, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will get a 120 Hz display – and the higher refresh rate has a higher energy consumption. It is quite possible that the battery life of the new iPhones in practice – due to the new features – is not much better overall than is the case with the current generation. In autumn 2021 we will know more: Then Apple will officially present the iPhone 13.