Apple’s new iPhones have a serious problem


07/29 update below. This post was originally published on 28 July

Apple’s new iPhone 12 range looks great, with its initial launch date and surprisingly low price. But now we have more references around a potential deal-breaker, which could mean millions of upgradeers decide to keep their current iPhones.

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In short, this is a big one: battery life. In a new video, the hugely popular YouTuber Filip Koroy (aka Everythalepro) called Apple’s decision to downgrade the iPhone 12 range’s battery capabilities as “very disappointing” and “mysterious” about the “development process.” What is given “.

07/29 update: mysterious Apple hardware leaker Mr White, Who have a perfect track record, have revealed the first images of Apple’s next-generation A14 chipset, which will power the iPhone 12 line-up. The code on the chip reads “2016”, which is Apple’s coding to be manufactured in the 16th week of 2020 – meaning April. This is a time of year when Apple often tests the first production lines. Is a14 Being postponed Apple has one of the largest performance in many generations, especially in terms of multitasking performance and power efficiency. Given the range’s surprisingly small battery capabilities (detailed below) some would be needed. So there is a lot of riding on the chip.

The well-connected YouTuber suggests that Apple had developed a new power chip for the iPhone 12 model to fit larger batteries. He also explains that the quad chassis design will “actually fit more internally, so it’s a bit mysterious to see that the battery capacity is low.”

Those capabilities are: 2,227 mAh (Apple PiPhone 12h), 2,775 mAh (iPhone 12 Max), 2,815 mAh (iPhone 12 Pro) and 3,687 mAh (iPhone 12 Max). All of which represents a drop of nearly 10% from its iPhone 11 equivalent model, despite adding the new iPhones 5G, which is extremely power-hungry.

Building on this, Koroy stated that many new iPhone 12 features have now been discontinued due to these battery limitations. Most notably, he says that his 120Hz high refresh rate display (which was already in doubt) is now “dead in the water”, while his widely anticipated reverse wireless charging functionality (for example, from your iPhone Charging AirPods) is now “very unlikely”.

So why would Apple take this step? Koroy reports a possible probable cause: Apple is building a new smart battery case for the iPhone 12 model. The accessory has no Lightning connector and only charges wirelessly, which will serve to turn iPhone owners toward a radical vision of Apple’s wireless, port-less iPhone in 2021. Especially with Apple also removing the charger from this year’s iPhones.

On the flipside, Apple will get a lot with the iPhone 12 lineup. The new design is a congestion, has higher screen sizes than ever before, camera changes are ambitious and then lower than expected launch prices.

So yes, you should be excited even if it seems as if Apple had pushed hard things while dropping the ball from the easiest: the biggest battery you can fit every year. Will Apple pull an engineering miracle to compensate for these dwindling capabilities? If it wants to upgrade millions of iPhone owners in financially challenging times, it may just have to.

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