Future iPhone models to come with bigger batteries: Analyst

Sources suggest that Apple is likely to launch three iPhone models next year, and renowned KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo reveals that all of them could feature much larger batteries compared to current-gen iPhones.

Now, this essentially means that Apple could be gunning for better battery life with future iPhone models, though that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to Kuo, Apple is resorting to a bigger battery as the company needs more juice to power upcoming iPhones’ “upgraded 3D sensing camera and AR-related functions.

Kuo, however, did not reveal further details about specifics, but believes that the technology will require more power thereby forcing Apple to fit significantly bigger batteries in its upcoming smartphones.

In case you didn’t know, Apple has already adopted a new design approach with the iPhone X, which allows two different units connected to each other in an L-shaped layout. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple is opting for a stacked logic board layout. Now, what this does is create more room to fit a bigger battery into the already slim iPhone chassis.

With this workaround, Apple is expected to achieve a nearly 10 percent increased battery capacity for its 5.8 model, while the plus size models to launch next year could achieve a battery upgrade of more than 10 percent.

Elsewhere, Kuo also suggests that Apple could not only launch iPhone X’s successor next year, but also a bigger model having a 6.5-inch OLED display. In addition, the company could also launch a 6.1-inch model with an LCD display that should get a slightly lower price tag.

Kuo further notes that Apple’s 2018 iPhone-lineup will feature Face ID facial recognition, as Apple plans to give up entirely on Touch ID. Therefore, all upcoming iPhone models are expected to feature an edge-to-edge bezel free display.

Readers, however, are advised to take this information with a grain of salt as nothing is official at the moment. That being said, these rumors do indicate that Apple’s approach with future iPhone models. It appears the company seeks to build future iPhones on the lines of the newly launched iPhone X.

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