Leaked images from Apple’s supply chain in Asia have allegedly revealed the upcoming iPhone 7’s battery, and it looks like it will be slightly bigger than the one found in the iPhone 6s.
Photos of the batteries where published this morning on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo showing that the iPhone 7 will be upgraded to a 7.04Wh battery — a bump up from the iPhone 6s’ 6.61Wh battery — that will hopefully bring a few more hours a usage time to the new device.
The iPhone 7 Plus is also expected to get a slight bump it battery capacity as well. We can’t verify the authenticity of the photos, however a number of leaks for previous Apple devices have popped up through Weibo in the past.
The Weibo user who posted the iPhone 7 battery photos says a specific mAh number is not provided on the batteries, however their sources said the iPhone 7 battery capacity 7 is 1735mAh, and the iPhone 7 Plus will have a capacity of 2810mAh.
The iPhone 6s only has a battery capacity of 1715mAh, while the iPhone 6s Plus is 2750mAh. Apple downgraded the capacity in the iPhone 6s/6s Plus this year from batteries found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which had the best battery life of any iPhone ever.
It’s unclear if the slightly larger battery capacity will lead to longer battery life. New components added to the device could have a negative impact on battery efficiency. Apple will most likely aim to keep battery life to around 10 hours of internet use on the iPhone 7 and 12 hours on the iPhone 7 Plus.
Other new features rumored to be in the works for the iPhone 7 include a new home button design, a tweaked casing with fewer antenna lines, dual lens camera, faster processor, and waterproofing. The device isn’t expected to be unveiled until Fall 2016.