Apple gets ready to make much better batteries


iPhone and other Apple devices may have much better batteries within a couple of years.
iPhone and other Apple devices may have much better batteries within a couple of years.
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Apple is developing greatly improved batteries for its future devices, according to a new report. It appears the iPhone-maker wants to create a custom process in-house and own it — rather than outsourcing — just like it did with Apple silicon chips.

Apple aims to develop silicon-based batteries in-house for devices by 2025

The rumor reported Monday by Korean outlet ETNews says Apple is developing a custom process to produce long-lasting and more-sustainable batteries for devices like the iPhone by 2025.

High-performance cathode materials are said to be in the mix to get the desired results. An increase in silicon — moving away from graphite-based designs — may add battery capacity and reduce charging times, too.

However, the rumor stipulates this is a fairly long-range development, with new batteries expected to appear in devices in 2025 or later. So your next iPhone might not have a way-better battery (yet), though Apple does what it can to improve matters.

Notably, the report says Apple can only put a plan like this into place because it has apparently overcome a big problem with silicon — that it expands when charging.

Sources also point to Apple’s hiring of a Samsung battery expert in 2019 as possibly related to the new development.

As far as the timeline goes, it’s really the sooner the better for those who hate having to charge devices at least daily, as with most Apple products.


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