2020 iPhones Could Have Larger Batteries Due to Tweaked Circuitry

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2020 iPhones may have a custom battery protection module that is nearly 50 percent smaller and thinner than the battery protection circuit in previous iPhones, according to industry sources cited by Korean website The Elec.

The smaller module could free up some internal space in iPhone 12 models, potentially paving the way for a slight increase in battery capacity.


The report claims the smaller module would be supplied by Korea's ITM Semiconductor.

A battery protection circuit helps to prevent over-charging and over-discharging. The new module from ITM Semiconductor combines the protection circuit with a MOSFET and PCB, eliminating the need for a holder case.

Source: ITM Semiconductor

In a separate report, The Elec claimed that ITM Semiconductor has already supplied the new modules to Samsung for the Galaxy S11.

Apple is expected to release four high-end iPhones in 2020, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model. 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 triple-lens rear cameras with 3D sensing, and more.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the largest battery life of any iPhone ever, lasting up to five hours longer than the iPhone XS Max per charge.

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Ramchi

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120 Hz displays demand more battery power. Bigger QHD displays, really HIGH resolution cameras with powerful GPU, NPU, bigger RAM definitely need more processing power...Apple tried its best to deny this so long! RAM is another area!! But cleverly they have anticipated this and increased the prices in advance so that they can provide value by slowly introducing these without having to increase the prices since most or all of these are just normal improvements than radical innovations...
 

Relentless Power

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To me, it’s not always about having a ‘larger battery’, not when the contribution seems to play a role with the A-series processors with the efficiency and performance. Every year, it seems Apple improves the battery life one way or other through either size or internal components that contribute to the extended battery life. I think it’s kind of expected that battery life is continually improved on an annual basis.
 

rdy0329

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Introducing 5.4" means they need to free up every nook and cranny for a respectable battery. Their goal might be to have it last as long as the current 5.8" Pro at the very least while 6.1" and 6.7" models might benefit from additional battery life gains or cancelled out by 120Hz Pro Motion display tech.
 

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5g is all that really matters. The OS is the same on models. The differentiation of cameras is really thin for most people, especially for your typical user who just points and shoots.

If Apple wants to revolutionize the iPhone they could change one simple design that has bugged me since 2007. That is this, MAKE THE APPS DEFAULT TO THE BOTTOM!
 
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cmaier

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5g is all that really matters. The OS is the same on models. The differentiation of cameras is really thin for most people, especially for your typical user who just points and shoots.

If Apple wants to revolutionize the iPhone they could change one simple design that has bugged me since 2007. That is this, MAKE THE APPS DEFAULT TO THE BOTTOM!
“make the apps default to the bottom?”

What does that mean?
 

FlyingDutch

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It would be wonderful. I like the way Apple is taking...
still hard to believe at 4 models to be released in September.
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The more battery the better.
Within limits... don’t forget about added weight. iPhone already is an “heavy” smartphone.
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And please add 25w adapter in the box
Let me say NO, NO, NO !

stop this silly quick charge race at once.
This is apple, not a Chinese rip-off trying to impress with higher numbers for the sake of it.
18W are a good compromise without putting to much strain on the battery.
 
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mzs.112000

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And in 2022, iPhones will enjoy, 4,000mAh batteries, QHD+ displays, in-display fingerprint readers, hole-punch front cameras, 30W fast charging, curved displays(where the screen wraps the edge of the phones) without any bezels.
And in 2023, they will support 15W wireless charging, USB-C, 1TB of storage, and will be able to keep more than 2 apps in memory at once.

Maybe in 2024 they will have 65W charging, or 100W charging.

And Apple will try to say they invented it(everything I just listed is stuff that Android phones have, but iPhones don't.)
 

JosephAW

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Just get it over with Apple and put in a 100-Wh lithium-polymer battery in the iPhone.
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Or better yet just release an iPhone with no battery and allow us to use whatever battery case capacity we want.
 

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Let me say NO, NO, NO !

stop this silly quick charge race at once.
This is apple, not a Chinese rip-off trying to impress with higher numbers for the sake of it.
18W are a good compromise without putting to much strain on the battery.
You realize this years models already charge at 25 W? If they shouldn't charge at 25 W, then they shouldn't design them to charge at 25 W.
 
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jacks64

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And please add 25w adapter in the box
Not needed with all day battery life.Charging can be done overnight,or whatever time your sleeping pattern is.People are too obsessed with fast charging.
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It would be cool to have a phone where no matter what you did with it, the battery never ran out within a day.
Well,if you can’t make the current 11 Pro Max last all day,then you have an addiction problem and need to put it down for a while.
 
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MarciaFunebre

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They could have even bigger batteries if they made the iPhones not quite as thin. Nobody would care except some fragile designer-egos at Apple.