iPhone 7 range gets bigger batteries

Apple iPhone 7While Apple is usually a little cagey about revealing the specific hardware details of its latest handsets, it does not take long for third parties to open up new handsets and spill the beans on the technical specs.

In the case of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, this has been performed by Chinese industry regulator, TENAA, enabling consumers to find out about the battery capacities of the two new mobiles before making a decision about upgrading.

The standard 4.7 inch iPhone 7 is reported to have a 1960mAh battery, according to BGR. Meanwhile the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus sports a bigger 2900mAh cell to keep its larger screen powered up for longer.

By comparison, last year’s iPhone 6S was equipped with a 1715mAh battery, with its big brother rocking a 2750mAh unit. So in theory, the battery life of the newcomers should outstrip the models they replace, as Apple itself has claimed.

The removal of the headphone jack may also have afforded Apple’s designers a little more space in the interior to offer a beefier battery without increasing the thickness of either device, making this sacrifice a little easier for users to bear.