Apple beefed up the batteries in all four models in the new iPhone 13 series. There are significant increases in capacity in all of them, especially the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Teardowns of the iPhone 13 models are starting to appear, including ones from iFixit, revealing these battery sizes.
iPhone 13 battery improvements across the board
Apple promises noticably longer times between charges for all the 2021 models. Hours longer. But it never reveals the exact size of any of its handset batteries. That’s why buyers have to wait for teardowns of new devices to find out this important specification. But now that the iPhone 13 series is out in the wild, we can fill in this detail.
The battery in the iPhone 13 Pro Max is 16.75Wh, up from last year’s Pro Max that had a 14.13Wh one. That’s an 18.5% increase. It’s understandable that this super-size version has nearly double the battery life of the tiny iPhone 13. mini.
Apple put an 11.97Wh battery in the smaller iPhone 13 Pro, up from the 10.78Wh one in its predecessor, a jump of 11%.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 13 (standard) includes a 12.54Wh battery. That’s up 16% from the 10.78Wh battery in the iPhone 12.
Anyone paying attention might notice that the power cell in the iPhone 13 is larger than the one in the iPhone 13 Pro. That’s necessary because the Pro model has a bigger camera. Nevertheless, the more expensive device has a longer battery life — both Apple and reviewers agree. iFixit explains by saying,”The fancy new Pro screens let them sip battery, leading to better battery life.”
The iPhone 12 mini drew criticism for a short battery life. Apple beefed up the new iPhone 13 mini with a 9.34Wh battery, up 9% from the 8.57Wh one in the original.
Apple can’t evade the laws of physics so all of the 2021 iOS models are heavier and marginally thicker than their predecessors.