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Apple's 3D Touch Video Confirms 1715 mAh iPhone 6s Battery

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Last month, rumors and photos of a battery that looked very similar to an iPhone battery suggested that the iPhone 6s' battery capacity would be lower than the iPhone 6's. Today at Apple's "Hey Siri" event, a video that showed off 3D Touch revealed the iPhone 6's battery capacity.


In the video the iPhone 6s is dismantled and viewers can see that the battery is marked "1715 mAh". This confirms previous rumors, which have said that the iPhone 6s' battery capacity would be down to 1715 mAh from the iPhone 6's 1810 mAh.

Rumors also indicated that the iPhone 6s Plus would see its capacity drop down to 2750 mAh from the iPhone 6 Plus' 2910 mAh. While the iPhone 6s Plus' true battery capacity is currently unconfirmed, confirmation of a lower capacity will likely come in the next few weeks as the device is subject to teardowns and technical breakdowns.


It's likely the smaller battery size is due to multiple factors. Despite the smaller battery capacity, Apple's stated battery life for the iPhone 6s remains the same as for the iPhone 6, indicating battery efficiency has been improved in the new model. Additionally, the new Taptic Engine takes up a significant amount of space that had previously been devoted to battery, meaning the Cupertino company had to cut down the battery size to compensate. Thanks Brandon!

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Last month, rumors and photos of a battery that looked very similar to an iPhone battery suggested that the iPhone 6s' battery capacity would be lower than the iPhone 6's. Today at Apple's "Hey Siri" event, a video that showed off 3D Touch revealed the iPhone 6's battery capacity.


In the video the iPhone 6s is dismantled and viewers can see that the battery is marked "1715 mAh". This confirms previous rumors, which have said that the iPhone 6s' battery capacity would be down to 1715 mAh from the iPhone 6's 1810 mAh.

Rumors also indicated that the iPhone 6s Plus would see its capacity drop down to 2750 mAh from the iPhone 6 Plus' 2910 mAh. While the iPhone 6s Plus' true battery capacity is currently unconfirmed, confirmation of a lower capacity will likely come in the next few weeks as the device is subject to teardowns and technical breakdowns.


It's likely the smaller battery size is due to multiple factors. Despite the smaller battery capacity, Apple's stated battery life for the iPhone 6s remains the same as for the iPhone 6, indicating battery efficiency has been improved in the new model. Additionally, the new Taptic Engine takes up a significant amount of space that had previously been devoted to battery, meaning the Cupertino company had to cut down the battery size to compensate. Thanks Brandon!

Article Link: Apple's 3D Touch Video Confirms 1715 mAh iPhone 6s Battery


Battery is one of the most important features for a lot of people. Not sure how I feel about this.
 
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DCJ001

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"While the iPhone 6s Plus' true battery capacity is currently unconfirmed, confirmation of a lower capacity will likely come in the next few weeks as the device is subject to teardowns and technical breakdowns."

It will happen sixteen days from today in Australia.
 
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darcyf

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People complaining about batteries getting smaller and the phones getting too thin fail to realize that this sort of tension is necessary to drive innovation throughout the device. It's how they push themselves to make faster and yet more efficient processors, for example, rather than deciding that they can take resources away from the processor team since the battery is so big they don't need to worry about efficiency.

Everything inside an iPhone is there to strike a balance as it propels the entire device forward.

The battery in the 6s is rated to last the same the 6. So what is anyone really complaining about?
 
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BigPrince

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People complaining about batteries getting smaller and the phones getting too thin fail to realize that this sort of tension is necessary to drive innovation throughout the device. It's how they push themselves to make faster and yet more efficient processors, for example, rather than deciding that they can take resources away from the processor team since the battery is so big they don't need to worry about efficiency.

Everything inside an iPhone is there to strike a balance as it propels the entire device forward.

The battery in the 6s is rated to last the same the 6. So what is anyone really complaining about?

I agree overall with this notion. However, I would gladly trade a millimeter or two for more battery so that I can use my phone at a high brightness throughout my entire day and perhaps rely on GPS a bit more with less stress when I need to use off battery.
 
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People complaining about batteries getting smaller and the phones getting too thin fail to realize that this sort of tension is necessary to drive innovation throughout the device. It's how they push themselves to make faster and yet more efficient processors, for example, rather than deciding that they can take resources away from the processor team since the battery is so big they don't need to worry about efficiency.

Everything inside an iPhone is there to strike a balance as it propels the entire device forward.

The battery in the 6s is rated to last the same the 6. So what is anyone really complaining about?
Because it stayed the same instead of improving and extending the battery life.
 
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People complaining about batteries getting smaller and the phones getting too thin fail to realize that this sort of tension is necessary to drive innovation throughout the device. It's how they push themselves to make faster and yet more efficient processors, for example, rather than deciding that they can take resources away from the processor team since the battery is so big they don't need to worry about efficiency.

Everything inside an iPhone is there to strike a balance as it propels the entire device forward.

The battery in the 6s is rated to last the same the 6. So what is anyone really complaining about?

How is capping the battery life to just under one day helping to 'drive innovation'? I made a post before about how Apple will happily reduce the battery right down to meet the '1 day of usage' quota. Doing the minimum to meet a standard is not innovation -- it's pathetic.

Am I the only one that doesn't care about better GPU capabilities on the iPhone? It seems like we reached the point where the only practical use for the "X times better GPU" on the iPhone is gaming. Case and point: Today's gaming demo with 3D Touch.

When are people that actually want longer lasting phones for professional and recreational guidance going to get Jony/Craig talking about how hard they worked to improve the battery life. Or how hard they worked to make Apple Music usable. Or how hard they worked to simplify stupid half-baked features they added to the software. Heck, even I remember when Apple products just 'worked' and I've only been using Macs as my fulltime computer since '05.

Notice how there's never any dedicated battery page on the top bar? ... But somehow these guys made one for the design of an S series update!? Is this some kinda joke!? Nothing changed. 7000 series aluminum was a side note. The facts about the glass could have easily been planted into the "3D Touch" section.

 
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For those who still can remember how to do basic math, (1810-1715)/1810*100%=5.2%
So the battery capacity is reduced by just slightly over 5%. It's unlikely anybody will notice a difference without special measurement instruments, and I bet a typical battery loses more capacity in two years than this.
 
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macduke

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People complaining about batteries getting smaller and the phones getting too thin fail to realize that this sort of tension is necessary to drive innovation throughout the device. It's how they push themselves to make faster and yet more efficient processors, for example, rather than deciding that they can take resources away from the processor team since the battery is so big they don't need to worry about efficiency.

Everything inside an iPhone is there to strike a balance as it propels the entire device forward.

The battery in the 6s is rated to last the same the 6. So what is anyone really complaining about?

While this is true, I think the majority of users would tend to agree that the iPhone 6 could use a couple more hours of battery life. This is going to be my greatest difficulty moving down from a Plus in a couple weeks. It doesn't need to be crazy like the Plus, just a little bit better than what iOS 9 is giving us. I also have concerns about the massive speed increases and the always-on "Hey Siri". I guess I could always turn off the latter or invoke the low battery mode. I trust that Apple probably knows what they are doing with optimizing the performance of the SoC and software but still, it has me slightly concerned—especially when I see a smaller battery and 4K video recording.
 
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zakarhino

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You spend most of your free time on an Apple website complaining about Apple. Pretty sure you're not a clown ;-)

Most of my posts are in praise of Apple and their engineer's relentless commitment to providing seamless experiences for their users. That means 'spending most of your time complaining about Apple' doesn't apply to me. This is a forum dedicated to the discussion of current and future Apple products, decisions and services.

Why do Apple apologists believe critical posts of Apple are from people that hate Apple or are otherwise trolling? Why am I not entitled to an opinion despite having paid thousands and thousands to a company I respect?

Please do your homework before trying to post bait for likes.
 
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