Apple’s XR successor in production now with 5% higher capacity battery

Stan Lee for THE ELEC:

China’s ATL (Ameperx Technology Limited) has kicked off mass production of batteries for the successor to Apple’s iPhone XR forecast to be unveiled later this year, according to those close to the matter on June 9. Battery packaging will be done by another Chinese firm, Huapu Technology.

The new batteries will have a capacity of 3110mAh, which is more than a 5% improvement from the 2942mAh of the iPhone XR. In fact, it boasts the largest capacity among all iPhones running on a single battery cell.

Of the flagship duo iPhone XS Max and XS, the former has a slightly larger capacity of 3171mAh. But a key difference is that batteries in both models are actually two conjoined battery cells. The batteries for their successors – also to be revealed in the second half of the year – have not begun to be mass produced yet.

MacDailyNews Take: One thing that’s always welcome in any iPhone is more battery capacity!


  1. iPhones usually come with much smaller capacity batteries than similar Android smartphones and I never understood the reason for this. Is Apple trying to save money or do they just value thinness over battery capacity? There are plenty of Android smartphones with 4000 mAh batteries and they’re always being praised for outlasting iPhones in use time. I just find it strange, that’s all.

    1. Things may have changed quite a bit since the early days on Android phones (I don’t spend much time studying their specs), but they used to be rather inefficient in terms of power consumption in comparison to the iPhone. So they needed larger batteries just to perform reasonably well. I am sure that the efficiency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon and Samsung Exynos processors have improved, as have the displays and other components used on current generation Android phones. But that was how it was in the early years.

      Samsung and others also saw an opportunity to differentiate from the iPhone by touting larger batteries. Battery life is one of the few areas in which Android phones can boast, and I am not sure how valid that claim might be, having never owned one and not having read a recent r port on the subject.

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