The 2020 iPhones May Have A Bigger Baterry

Joanna Estrada
December 9, 2019

Apple's 2020 product roadmap mentions a total of five different iPhones, including a second-generation iPhone SE likely to see daylight in the spring.

That report comes from The Elec (via MacRumors) and has Apple using new battery protection circuits from provider ITM Semiconductor.

After banishing the headphone jack, Apple is now on the way of banishing the charging port on the iPhone as well. Further, with the iPhone 9 rumored to launch sometime early next year, there's a good chance Apple wouldn't have enough time to incorporate a 5G chipset by launch even if it wanted to.

This smaller module would allow Apple to use larger batteries in next years iPhones and this would apply to all models of the handset. The company is also said to be working with Samsung on the upcoming Galaxy S11.

While the reasoning for Apple calling this new model iPhone 9 is hard to be determined, the naming could only make sense given the resemblance with the iPhone 8. They measure just 26mm wide as opposed to 50mm.

Improved battery life has been high on the wish lists of smartphone buyers for years, but manufacturers have generally struggled to make a phone last more than one full day.

Battery protection modules are created to prevent overcharging and over-discharging, with the new module from ITM Semiconductor reportedly combining two main features which would mean they'd be no need for a holder case, which takes up space inside of the iPhone.

The iPhone 9 moniker is certainly available - remember in 2017, Apple needed a successor to the iPhone 7 phones, as well as something to mark the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, so we got the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. We may end up with the same battery life in the end, then. As long as it doesn't decrease, iPhone fans should be happy.

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