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MySmartPrice has unearthed another certification for an Apple battery possibly destined for an iPhone 12 model, although its 2,815mAh capacity requires a revised prediction for the various capacities of Apple's forthcoming devices.

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Image of the new battery capacity, purportedly for 'iPhone 12' (via MySmartPrice)

Apple is expected to release four iPhones this fall, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model. As a refresher, based on earlier certifications, MySmartPrice previously interpreted the capacities of Apple's ‌iPhone 12‌ models in the following manner:
  • Apple ‌iPhone 12‌ (5.4-inch) – A2471 – 2,227mAh
  • Apple ‌iPhone 12‌ Max (6.1-inch) – A2431 – 2,775mAh
  • Apple ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro (6.1-inch) – A2431 – 2,775mAh
  • Apple ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max (6.7-inch) – A2466 – 3,687mAh
This list assumed the iPhone 12‌ Max and ‌higher-end ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro would share the same 2,775mAh battery. However, today's finding on the certification platforms C3 and Safety Korea suggests the higher-end "Pro" variant of the two 6.1-inch models could get a more capacious 2,815mAh battery (model number A2479) to power its extra features.

Without corroboration from other sources, the battery capacities for the different models remains pure speculation. But as we noted in a previous report, these capacities are lower than the batteries found in the current iPhone 11 lineup – indeed, 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.

Assuming these models are destined for iPhone 12, this could be either due to better energy efficiency in Apple's next-generation A14 chip, or because of internal space constraints. All four upcoming devices are expected to debut in the fall and, based on rumors, will 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.

Article Link: New Apple Battery Filing Suggests 'iPhone 12 Pro' Could Get Higher Capacity Than Previously Thought
 
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GubbyMan

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“This list assumed the higher-end ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro and ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro Max would share the same 2,775mAh battery.”

This is not true. You mean both 6.1” would share the same battery capacity.
 
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There’s a typo on the third paragraph; where it says This list assumed the higher-end ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro and ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro Max would share the same 2,775mAh battery, it should say iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro.

Believe me I know how confusing it is, I had to think twice before writing that
 
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There’s a typo on the third paragraph; where it says This list assumed the higher-end ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro and ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro Max would share the same 2,775mAh battery, it should say iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro.

Believe me I know how confusing it is, I had to think twice before writing that
The naming scheme is ridiculous and doesn't make any sense any more. I don't understand why Apple didn't stick to the "Plus" term to designate a bigger version. "Max" literally means the maximum you can get which in this case is two different sizes depending on the version. Not that other phone makers use better terminology of course.
 
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There’s a typo on the third paragraph; where it says This list assumed the higher-end ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro and ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro Max would share the same 2,775mAh battery, it should say iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro.

Believe me I know how confusing it is, I had to think twice before writing that

Thanks! Corrected that.
 
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nicho

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I don't understand why Apple didn't stick to the "Plus" term to designate a bigger version.

"Pro Plus" is already a thing - a caffeine tablet and also something a bit more, um, man-focused according to a quick search on bing...

Anyway. Could be a worry that they couldn't trademark it, or could be a wish to avoid the penis enlargement tablet realm.
 
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Royksöpp

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Assuming these leaks are correct, how much difference does that extra 40mAh make? Does it add a substantial amount of time?

Ehhh.... Sure! It will give me a few extra minutes to accomplish my ever so important ”Pro” tasks on my “Pro” phone, i.e, constantly Checking Macrumors and Instagram. Maybe I’ll even write a novel. It is a “Pro” after all!
 
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Assuming these leaks are correct, how much difference does that extra 40mAh make? Does it add a substantial amount of time?

Since they're all OLED this year and the same display size likey very little

More disappointed they're dropping the Max battery size approx 10% if true. That's a big size cut when the display is going up .2 inches. Unless the new chips are THAT much more efficient.
 
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The naming scheme is ridiculous and doesn't make any sense any more. I don't understand why Apple didn't stick to the "Plus" term to designate a bigger version. "Max" literally means the maximum you can get which in this case is two different sizes depending on the version. Not that other phone makers use better terminology of course.
Phil Schiller already explained that at the September event in 2018. Any display bigger than 5.5-inch can't be designated as "Plus".

"The 5.8-inch was as big as a Plus-sized display, so what do you call a phone that is bigger than Plus size? We call it the iPhone XS Max."
 
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Its just disappointing if the Pro Max comes with a smaller battery this year than last. Last year was epic the improvements brought with the larger physical battery, but even with efficiency gains it's sad to make it smaller.
 
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2775 vs 2815 is a 1.4% difference.

It'll add 5 minutes of usage, if you average 6 hours of screen on time. That's assuming none of the other Pro features drain the battery more than the non-pro features do.

My guess is battery life is looking pretty bad this year around, at least compared to how stellar it was last year.
 
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It'll add 5 minutes of usage, if you average 6 hours of screen on time. That's assuming none of the other Pro features drain the battery more than the non-pro features do.

My guess is battery life is looking pretty bad this year around, at least compared to how stellar it was last year.

How do you come to that "pretty bad" conclusion?
 
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It'll add 5 minutes of usage, if you average 6 hours of screen on time. That's assuming none of the other Pro features drain the battery more than the non-pro features do.

My guess is battery life is looking pretty bad this year around, at least compared to how stellar it was last year.
That five minutes is exactly why I'll be upgrading this year. When I need that extra battery life it will be there for me. Thank you Apple iPhone.
 
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I wouldn't be surprised if with 5G the battery takes a knock, I just hope that is is still a step up from my X.
 
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How do you come to that "pretty bad" conclusion?

Meaningfully smaller battery capacity from last year's phone's, 5G antennas, lidar/cameras, no LTPO display, and especially pro motion if included in the high end phones. Usually each version will get one of these new "features" which could potentially impact battery life, but this year they're adding a few -- all with smaller size batteries, and no new display efficiencies.
 
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I don't really understand why the iPhone 12 Pro Max is getting a smaller battery compared to the iPhone 11 Pro Max if it's not going to be the same for the iPhone 12 Pro? Aren't they both supposed to be the same overall size as before just with a slightly larger display due to slightly slimmer bezel's? If they don't need to give the iPhone 12 Pro a smaller battery as a result of this, why do they need so for the iPhone 12 Pro Max? Seems rather awkward to me.

One would figure it might be due to something internal taking up more space in the 12 Pro Max compared to the 11 Pro Max but I suppose the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will feature the same internals as they use to so then the same should have happen with the both the non-Max and Max version.

Regardless it seems rather silly to make the battery smaller. It's almost a 300 mAh difference. This is the Pro Max, if you need to a tiny bit larger in order to fit the same size battery in it why don't they just do it? It's not users that opt for the Pro Max will complain about it being 6,8-inch and not 6,7-inch.
 
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Clayton Elhorga

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So from 3969 mah 11 pro max we will get a smaller one?
Yes, that’s right but with the apple A14 I don’t think you would get less autonomy. If those leaks are correct, it’s a very bad news for the 120hz display...
 
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Its just disappointing if the Pro Max comes with a smaller battery this year than last. Last year was epic the improvements brought with the larger physical battery, but even with efficiency gains it's sad to make it smaller.

How is that "disappointing"? 3687 vs. 3969 is a 7% percent difference, on something that was already a dramatic improvement from its predecessor, and this is without any accounting for the performance leaps the A14 chip may demonstrate, saving enough energy to account for NO difference.

Do you think Apple is going to get up there and say these phones have "slightly less" battery life than last year? No, it will be the same, or more. Which is all that matters.
 
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Meaningfully smaller battery capacity from last year's phone's, 5G antennas, lidar/cameras, no LTPO display, and especially pro motion if included in the high end phones. Usually each version will get one of these new "features" which could potentially impact battery life, but this year they're adding a few -- all with smaller size batteries, and no new display efficiencies.
You have no idea what the A14 chip is capable of...
 
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