The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 are taking a nice step forward on battery life compared to previous Apple handsets. According to a new report from iPhone7.nl, a certification agency in China has published the raw data on the battery sizes of the new iPhones.
A big leap
The iPhone 7 boasts a 1,960 mAH cell while the larger handset feature a 2,900 mAH battery. That’s a nice improvement from the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus which offer a 1,715 and 2,750 mAH cells, respectively.
While Apple increased battery life of both handsets, the company doesn’t mention exact battery sizes. Phil Schiller, during the special media event last week said that the iPhone 7 should offer two more hours of battery life compared to the iPhone 6s. Anyone using the iPhone 7 Plus should see at least an hour more of usage compared to the iPhone 6s Plus.
Along with the bulked up batteries, the new A10 Fusion processor also helps conserve battery life. It features two processors designed to tackle power-hungry tasks while the other two handle less intensive applications.
Landing later this week
Preorders for the handset kicked off last week, and the new models will officially arrive this Friday, Sept. 16. You’ll be able to purchase an iPhone 7 starting at $649 and the iPhone 7 Plus at $769. There will be three different memory options – 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
There will be five colors available to select from – rose gold, gold, silver, black, and jet black. You’ll only be able to snag the jet back version in a 128GB or 256GB version.
Along with substantial camera improvements, including a dual-lens version on the larger Plus version, the handsets feature the A10 Fusion chip and are water and dust-resistant.
Gone is the ubiquitous 3.5mm headphone jack. Users will need to use a Bluetooth or Lightning set of headphones or take advantage of the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter included with each iPhone.