In a new note to investors, obtained by 9to5Mac, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says all three of Apple’s 2018 iPhone models will feature higher capacity batteries than the company’s current smartphone lineup.
Back in November 2017, Kuo wrote that Apple planned to release three new iPhones in 2018. Two models, he said, were to feature OLED display panels, while a third, less expensive model was to include a LCD panel. According to Kuo, the two OLED models will measure in at 5.8-inches and 6.5-inches when they arrive late next year.
Building on that note, Kuo now says the two OLED models will also incorporate the iPhone X’s L-shape battery design. For reference, below is a picture, courtesy of iFixit, of the iPhone X’s two-cell battery.
Apple will build and refine the iPhone X’s battery design to increase capacity, says Kuo.
He predicts the smaller of the two OLED iPhones will feature a battery rated between 2,900mAh and 3,000mAh, representing an approximately 10 percent improvement in battery capacity when compared to the iPhone X’s 2,716mAh power cell.
If you’re an iPhone fan, news that Apple plans to increase battery capacity across its entire 2018 smartphone lineup (even the less expensive 6.1-inch model, which won’t feature the company’s new two-cell battery, is said to include a higher capacity power cell) is good news. Battery life has long been a pain point with iPhone users — one that Apple has been slow to address in any meaningful way.
Expect to hear and learn more about the new iPhones in the coming weeks and months.