Battery Upgrade: Longer Life and Increased Capacity in iPhone 15

Battery Upgrade: Longer Life and Increased Capacity in iPhone 15

iPhone 15 models are expected to be revealed on the 12th or 13th of September Preorders and sales starting on the following Friday (September 22). This is a typical launch date for Apple.

The leaked CAD documents suggest they will Pro models will ditch the Lightning connector to go with USB-C. This is aligned with recent European law. This allows for quicker charging speeds.

Titanium chassis

There’s been plenty of talk about all the upgrades that Apple is believed to be making in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max (or, depending on who you believe the new iPhone Ultra). A specific feature of the upgrade caught the eye as a titanium. Some sources have suggested that Apple may shift from stainless steel to titanium in its Pro models, which could create phones that are lighter and stronger.

The change will also reportedly enable Apple to shift away of the flat-sided style currently in use and into something more like the rounded edges that are used on new MacBook Pros. The curved edges would provide an elegant look to the phones, and still allow them to support MagSafe as well as wireless charging.

Titanium is a good choice due to its light weight and sturdy, and is less expensive to manufacture in comparison to stainless steel. Therefore, it is able to have a lower price-to-weight proportion than stainless steel. In fact, it might even cost less than aluminum. The material is already in use on both the Apple Watch Ultra and physical Apple Card, so a move to titanium on iPhones would be a major decision for the company. The change may not result in an increase in price for consumers, based on the amount that the business would like to invest.

Wireless charging

The upcoming iPhone 15 series has been involved in a variety of leaks, from CAD renderings to speculations about the camera’s layout. However, one of the most shocking stories concerns the possibility of wireless charging features. According to a new research by ChargerLab it is believed that the normal iPhone 15 will support fast wireless charging up to 15W. It’s a substantial increase over the current speed of 7.5W, which is only offered in conjunction with MagSafe chargers.

This new feature is expected to be part of the new Qi2 open standard. The Qi2 standard is an upgraded version of the existing MagSafe technology. The technology is said to be more efficient and offers better power transfer between charger and phone. Additionally, it’s reported to be more secure in comparison to MagSafe which could become unwieldy or dislodged with time.

The latest feature may signal change in Apple’s Walled Garden policy which previously restricted use of non-Apple chargers for its phones. If the company can remove its requirement for MagSafe chargers to enable wireless charging that is fast this could let other devices like laptops and tablets that come with a USB C port. It is also a great solution to be in compliance with EU rules that demand ports for charging as well as transfers of data.

Fast charging

The latest iPhone series is likely to have a major upgrade to the capacity of charging. Though Apple hasn’t officially announced the change according to industry sources, it is believed that the latest phones will be faster in charging over their predecessors.

The fast charging options will likely to be limited to the Pro models. It’s possible that the base model will only support USB 2.0 technology. This won’t give much advantage over Lightning. The Pro model, on the other hand is likely to be fitted by Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.2 and will allow blazingly fast file transfers.

Apart from quicker charging capabilities, the forthcoming iPhone 15 is also believed to be equipped with an upgraded camera. Rumors suggest that both the ‘Pro’ as well as ‘Pro Max’ versions will have the periscopic lens, which can allow more than iphone 15 plus 256gb six times optical zoom. The Pro models will also likely to keep their 120-Hz refresh rate.

As for the battery on the iPhone 15 it is believed that it will have an 11 % to 18% more capacity than the predecessor. This increase will allow it to last more than the usual. This phone will come with a two-TB storage. That’s double what was available in earlier versions of the iPhone.