MySmartPrice has discovered certifications for three new Apple batteries that they believe may be for the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, despite being less capacitive than the batteries of the current iPhone 11 series.
The batteries are identified with model numbers A2471, A2431 and A2466 and are displayed on Safety Korea, China’s 3C and the Danish agency UL Demko.
Apple is expected to release four iPhones this fall, including a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models and a 6.7-inch model. MySmartPrice have interpreted the different capacities belonging to the following iPhone 12 models (assuming the higher end iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro share the same battery):
- Apple iPhone 12 (5.4-inch) – A2471 – 2,227mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Max (6.1 inches) – A2431 – 2,775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro (6.1 inches) – A2431 – 2,775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches) – A2466 – 3,687mAh
Apple improved the capacity of its batteries in the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, which have both heavier and thicker batteries than those used in the earlier XS and XS Max models. The iPhone 11 Pro has a 3,046 mAh battery, up from the 2,658 mAh battery in the iPhone XS, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 3,969 mAh battery, up from the 3,174 mAh battery in the iPhone XS Max.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the greatest battery life of any iPhone ever, lasting up to five hours longer than the iPhone XS Max per charge.
If these batteries are really designed for the iPhone 12 series, the number will probably disappoint the wait for Apple’s next smartphone range. The capabilities are particularly disappointing given that Apple vendors reportedly developed a custom battery protection module that is 50 percent smaller and thinner than the same component of previous iPhones.
The rumored iPhone 12 ry series may also have higher battery requirements than previous iPhones, which means that Apple will need to make some serious energy efficiency improvements to make them as long as the current generation models. All four devices are expected to have OLED displays, 5G support, a new iPhone 4-like metal frame, up to 6GB of RAM, up to the triple rear camera with 3D sensing and more.