In addition to other advances rumoured for the next year’s iPhones, battery performance is likely to be one of them. Recent reports suggest that the US-based tech giant is currently working on replacing the existing two-cell design with an improved single-cell design as long as the engineers can work it into an L-shape.
The reports are from ever-reliable security analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo. By integrating the current two cell design into a single L-shaped cell there will be the more internal volume to save the energy, considering the battery technology can be adjusted into the required physical space.
Kuo’s report suggests that the new battery shape would allow another 300 mAh or so of life for Apple’s iPhones.
Though we know that the main purpose to increase battery capacity is to make a smartphone thicker, makers across different brands have emphasized that consumers, generally, still prefer thinner phones over improved battery life. Making smart use of the available space along with efficient software is essential for durability.
Improved battery life is the main goal of every smartphone manufacturer these days. Due to the strong integration of software and hardware, Apple has an advantage over Android phones and its requirements to play with a wide variety of chips and components. With awkward structures inside iPhones, Apple will be able to offer both increased capacity and efficiency in its 2018 smartphones.