A leak from China reveals the presumed capacity of the batteries of the four iPhone 13s that Apple is preparing for the start of the 2021 school year. The iPhone 13 Pro Max would benefit from a battery of more than 4000 mAh. Unheard of at Apple. The increase observed by the four models would be between 8% and 20%.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

When it comes to battery capacity, Apple is an exception in the smartphone market. The batteries of all iPhones are significantly inferior to competitive models. Very largely even. When some high-end phones offer batteries of 5000 mAh, even 6000 mAh, Apple is content with capabilities that never exceeded 4000 mAh. The current record is held by the iPhone 11 Pro Max and its battery of 3969 mAh.

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In 2020, Apple even surprised its fans by presenting smartphones with lower battery capacity than models from the previous year. 2815 mAh for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. 3687 mAh for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. However, the Cupertino company argues that it is not the capacity that makes the autonomy. And this is true, since iPhones have always held the astonishing record for the autonomy / capacity ratio: for a battery of the same capacity, the autonomy of an iPhone is better.

The first battery over 4000 mAh in an iPhone?

However, it may have been a tactical mistake on Apple’s part, because the iPhone 12s are 5G compatible. And 5G consumes more than 4G. Add to that a drop in capacity and you have smartphones that struggle to last all day. Especially on small models. Ming Chi Kuo, famous Taiwanese financial analyst, said last March that Apple would integrate batteries with higher capacities in iPhone 13. And a Chinese leaker confirms this hypothesis.

Indeed, it unveiled the presumed capabilities of all iPhone 13. And there are good surprises. The first is the battery capacity of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. She would reach the 4352 mAh. This is much higher than that of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. And that would represent a progression of 18% compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In addition, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is said to be the first iPhone to feature a battery over 4000mAh. A record.

Better batteries to enjoy 120 Hz screens

The battery of the iPhone 13 Mini would benefit from a capacity of 2406 mAh, for an increase of 8% compared to that of the iPhone 12 Mini. Finally, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro would share a battery of 3095 mAh. Slightly more than the battery of the iPhone 11 Pro (3046 mAh). But that’s much more than the battery of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. The increase here would be About 10%.

If this is confirmed, it would be very good news for iPhone enthusiasts, as the battery has become a subject not always very well managed at Apple in recent years. Especially since this year, in addition to 5G, another very energy-intensive element is expected: 120 Hz screens. We have seen it in particular with the OnePlus 9 Pro, whose autonomy is severely hampered because of this.