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Well, Folks, Things Aren’t Looking Good for the iPhone 12’s Battery Capacity

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Eileen Potsangbam
Eileen Potsangbam Jul 19, 2020

Three new iPhone battery certifications spotted by MySmartPrice suggests that the iPhone 12’s battery capacity may be smaller than that of the iPhone 11 lineup. 

Appearing on Safety Korea, China’s 3C, and Danish agency UL Demko’s certification platforms, the new batteries bear the model numbers A2471, A2431, and A2466. Based on the rumours that Apple will be releasing four new iPhones in the iPhone 12 lineup, including a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model, MySmartPrice believes that the batteries will feature as follows;

▸ Apple ‌iPhone 12‌ (5.4-inch): A2471 – 2,227mAh

▸ Apple ‌iPhone 12‌ Max (6.1-inch): A2431 – 2,775mAh

▸ Apple ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro (6.1-inch): A2431 – 2,775mAh

▸ Apple ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max (6.7-inch): A2466 – 3,687mAh

As you can see, these iPhone 12 battery capacities are a tad smaller than their respective iPhone 11 predecessors. For instance, the iPhone 11 Pro has a 3,046 mAh battery capacity, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max has the largest battery life of any iPhone ever with a 3,969 mAh battery. 

So the smaller iPhone 12 battery capacities will likely disappoint some fans who’ve been eagerly waiting for Apple’s next lineup. More so, given the fact that Apple fans were looking forward to a rumoured custom battery protection module that’d be 50 per cent smaller and thinner than in previous iPhones.

To make matters worse, it is also rumoured that the iPhone 12 series could have higher battery demands than previous iPhone models. So Apple will have to get their ducks in a row and bring some serious energy-efficient changes to the series if they want it to last as long as the current models.  

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