iPhone 11 Pro Models Have Up to 25% Larger Batteries and 4GB of RAM Per Reliable TENAA Filings

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Likely-accurate battery and RAM specifications for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have surfaced in filings submitted to Chinese regulatory agency TENAA and uncovered by MacRumors.


Apple has filed many products with TENAA over the years, as legally required, and the listings have proven reliable on multiple occasions. Last year, for example, accurate battery capacities and RAM in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR appeared in the database prior to those devices launching.

TENAA lists the battery capacities and RAM in the iPhone 11 lineup as follows:iPhone 11: 3,110 mAh battery and 4GB of RAM
iPhone 11 Pro: 3,046 mAh battery and 4GB of RAM
iPhone 11 Pro Max: 3,969 mAh battery and 4GB of RAMNote that Apple filed the Chinese models of each iPhone with TENAA, but as in previous years, the battery capacities and RAM specifications should be consistent with the models sold in the United States and other countries.

Here's how that stacks up with last year's iPhones:iPhone XR: 2,942 mAh battery and 3GB of RAM
iPhone XS: 2,658 mAh battery and 4GB of RAM
iPhone XS Max: 3,174 mAh battery and 4GB of RAMBased on these figures, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have 5.7 percent, 14.5 percent, and 25 percent larger battery capacities than the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, respectively.


TENAA filing for iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple says that the iPhone 11 lasts up to one hour longer than the iPhone XR, while the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max last up to four and five hours longer than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, respectively. Many reviews found the devices to have excellent battery life that does last hours longer.

Two of the battery capacities were previously rumored. In June, Korean website The Elec claimed the successor to the iPhone XR would have a 3,110 mAh battery. And a month later, an alleged Foxconn employee claimed the successor to the iPhone XS Max would sport a 3,969 mAh battery.

4GB of RAM across the entire iPhone 11 lineup is also consistent with benchmark results that have surfaced in reviews of the devices. There has been some discussion that at least some iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max configurations have 6GB of RAM, but the TENAA filings do not reflect this.

Apple never discloses battery capacities or RAM in iPhones, but teardowns of the new devices should confirm these details in the coming days.

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Homme

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Not really happy with 4GB of RAM for the pro models much

Not that I’m complaining memory management wise but I’d thought using all 3 cameras at once would require more than just 4GB of RAM.

First time the RAM Amount is the same amongst new iPhones at once since the 6S/6S Plus
 

mi7chy

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Nice to see battery capacity catching up with <$100 budget phones but DRAM is a third of the way there for competing flagships.
 

EugW

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Bigger batteries are great, and IMO are a much bigger plus than 6 GB RAM in an iPhone. Kudos to MacRumors for digging this up, which further confirms what we saw in Geekbench and Antutu all along.

But I've repeatedly said before, I would hope to see 3 GB in the 10.2" iPad (but it may be 2) and I really want to see 6 GB across the board in the 4th generation iPad Pro (and I think that's very likely).
 

CosmoPilot

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5 extra hrs of battery life alone is worth the upgrade to me. For years people have complained that Apple continued to sacrifice battery life to make slimmer phones. I for one am glad to see this years lineup didn’t continue that trend and they’ve made improvements where it really counts.

-better battery life
-improves cameras
-improves water resistance
-tougher screens (TBD)
-faster bio unlocking

In aggregate all the incremental updates make for a solid iPhone lineup this year!
 

pizzzle

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I never wanted more RAM than I did while owning the iPhone 6+. Now, more RAM would be nice, sure, but at least the phones are still usable with 4GB.
 

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Appears to be a case of some people feeling specs on paper are more important than actual usability. I don’t care how much RAM it has, as long as it runs fast and buttery smooth and accomplishes all I need and want the phone to do. If it runs that way whether or not it has 4 or 6 gigs of RAM, does it matter?
 

EugW

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Appears to be a case of some people feeling specs on paper are more important than actual usability. I don’t care how much RAM it has, as long as it runs fast and buttery smooth and accomplishes all I need and want the phone to do. If it runs that way whether or not it has 4 or 6 gigs of RAM, does it matter?
Yes, for longevity. What's enough to make it smooth today may not be enough in a few years. However, I think 4 GB would be fine for a few years... for an iPhone that is... and some people don't keep their phones that long anyway.
 

JPack

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Appears to be a case of some people feeling specs on paper are more important than actual usability. I don’t care how much RAM it has, as long as it runs fast and buttery smooth and accomplishes all I need and want the phone to do. If it runs that way whether or not it has 4 or 6 gigs of RAM, does it matter?
Because upgrade cycles are becoming longer, consumers are not replacing phones every couple years. The current stat is 33 months.
 
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EugW

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I really think the iPhone 12 series in 2020 could still be 4 GB. iPhones have been 4 GB for only 2 years.

Meanwhile, iPad Pros have been 4 GB for 4 years, so they're overdue for an update.
 
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CatalinApple

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Apple does a pretty good job with the iOS optimisation and ram management so I think we will not see an increase of the ram unless next year iPhones will come with 1TB of storage of some power hungry features that require more RAM memory.
 

jk1211

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Because upgrade cycles are becoming longer, consumers are not replacing phones every couple years. The current stat is 33 months.
This tired argument? Apple supports old devices for 5 years back right now, period.

Do you see anyone complaining iOS13 is a laggy mess on older much lower RAM devices? The 5 years OS updates will far outlast the average upgrade cycle of the user (if just under 3 years is a true number).
 

EugW

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Because upgrade cycles are becoming longer, consumers are not replacing phones every couple years. The current stat is 33 months.
One analyst said that as of 2019, the average is closer to 4 years, with only an expected 16% of iPhone users earlier this year upgrading this generation.
 
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