iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro get modest battery bumps

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro get modest battery bumps


6.1-inch iPhone 14 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus
Expect the iPhone 14 Pro Max, all other iPhone 14 models feature bigger batteries.
Photo: Apple

Alleged battery capacities of the iPhone 14 series leaked Sunday, seemingly confirming that Apple is using bigger batteries on all models except for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The Cupertino giant does not officially detail the capacities of iPhone batteries. Various Federal Communications Commission and regulatory filings usually reveal this data.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro battery capacities revealed

MacRumors obtained the official battery capacities of the iPhone 14 series through a Chinese regulatory database. Barring the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the capacities on all other iPhones received a modest bump.

Below is a comparison of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13’s battery capacities:

  • iPhone 14 versus iPhone 13: 3,279mAh versus 3,227mAh
  • iPhone 14 Plus: 4,325mAh
  • iPhone 14 Pro versus iPhone 13 Pro: 3,200mAh versus 3,095mAh
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max versus iPhone 13 Pro Max: 4,323mAh versus 4,352mAh

The iPhone 14 Pro Max uses a slightly smaller cell than its predecessor. That alone is unlikely to significantly impact its battery life in real-world use, though. As for the iPhone 14 Pro, it sees the biggest jump in battery capacity.

Will the iPhone 14 Pro last longer than iPhone 13 Pro?

Apple’s official specs page for the iPhone 14 Pro series only mentions an hour longer video playback for the newer models. The battery life remains unchanged in other aspects like audio playback and streaming video playback. This is despite the addition of the Pro models’ new always-on display and a more powerful A16 Bionic chip.

The bigger cells should help negate the additional power draw introduced by the always-on display. It will be interesting to see how much extra battery life you can eke out by disabling the feature on the Pro models.

Regulatory filings previously confirmed that all iPhone 14 models come with 6GB RAM. While that’s a bump of 2GB for the non-Pro models, the RAM capacity remains unchanged for the Pro lineup. However, Apple is using faster and more efficient LPDDR5 RAM on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.


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