New Apple leak reveals iPhone 14 battery surprise

06/28 Update below.This article was originally published on June 25

Apple’s iPhone 14 design changes leaked a few months ago, but speculation surrounding its performance has proven to be more controversial. Now, a new leak has left people wobbling about their battery life.

Trusted insiders share Shrimp Apple Pro, a new post from Baidu reveals what it claims is the battery capacity of all iPhone 14 models. This is the first time capacity for the new series has been reported, and while all three models have slightly increased battery power, the drop in the iPhone 14 Pro may mean your money is better spent elsewhere. [06/25 update – Baidu post now removed, this is often seen as a sign of accuracy because accurate data is more sensitive and posters come under significant pressure but it is impossible to know for sure]

The leak breaks down the battery capacity as follows:

  • iPhone 14 – 3279mAh (iPhone 13 – 3,227mAh)
  • iPhone 14 Max – 4325mAh (Not applicable)
  • iPhone 14 Pro – 3200mAh (iPhone 13 Pro – 3,095mAh)
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max – 4323mAh (iPhone 3 Pro Max – 4,352mAh)

The big news comes from big phones, and if those numbers are correct, there’s a good chance the new iPhone 14 Max will outlast the flagship iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Update 06/27: Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has released a lot of information about Apple’s upcoming products in his latest update, including the iPhone 14 series. Power-on communication.

In addition to the leaks surrounding a slew of new M2-based devices – Mac Mini, Mac Pro and iPad Pro models set to launch “later this year” with various M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme chips, The mid-range Apple Watch 8 upgrade uses the same chipset as the Watch 7, the second-generation HomePod and AirPods Pro, and the A14-based Apple TV — Gurman also detailed a number of iPhone 14 upgrades.

“Like the Apple Watch, the iPhone 14 Pro will be able to display widgets for weather, calendar, stocks, events and other data while keeping the screen low brightness and frame rate,” Gurman wrote. Revealing iOS 16 beta code The feature was hinted at earlier this month.

Adding more details, Gurman said “there will be a setting — also like the Apple Watch — that prevents sensitive data from appearing on the lock screen for everyone to see.” This would address the biggest complaints iPhone users have about the feature. One of the worries.

Gurman also doubled down on previous industry leaks, saying that the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature “significantly improved front-facing cameras, a new rear-facing camera system including a 48-megapixel sensor, thinner bezels, a faster A16 chip and a new Designed with a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID and a hole punch for the camera.”

The standard model, on the other hand, would generate “less excitement” because “lower-end phones will use the same A15 chip as the iPhone 13, although the 5.4-inch mini will be replaced by a 6.7-inch model.” Meanwhile, despite the entry-level iPad Switch to USB-C in the Fall, Gurman said that with the transition to 2023, iPhone 14 models will continue to use Lightning for a year. Whether the inclusion of the upcoming legacy connector will put off potential upgraders in 2022, only time will tell.

UPDATE 06/28: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN!New reports from tech sites and supply chain experts digital age It is claimed that the components of the iPhone 14 series are now complete and shipments have already started.

Citing Taiwanese supply chain sources, Digitimes said the components — from a number of different suppliers — had been sent to Apple’s manufacturing partners, the largest and longest-running of which was Foxconn. The components will be in stock before mass production begins 1-2 months before the series’ traditional September/October release.

The big news for this development is twofold. First and foremost, the specs of the new phone are a lock. Apple has the ability to switch suppliers mid-cycle, but only for homogeneous components (eg same battery capacity, camera resolution, etc.). After sales began, the company never improved the specifications of any model of the iPhone. This will erode buyer confidence and potentially create a “wait and see” approach to upgrades.

This can be seen even when it has adverse effects, such as when the iPhone 12 Mini’s battery life is noticeably worse. Instead, Apple waited until the iPhone 13 Mini to make improvements.

Second, the leaks surrounding the iPhone 14 series should now intensify. That may seem surprising given the sheer volume of leaks, but when thousands of production lines and tens of thousands of workers begin mass production, the safety measures Apple has implemented so far are often overlooked. Photos of the components, as well as the phone itself at various stages of the production process, are expected to start leaking in the coming weeks and months.

The underlying controversy over the iPhone 14 models is the greater difference between this year’s lineup. iPhone 14 Pro models will feature new i-shaped dual-notch displays with polarized views, larger camera hump and next-gen chipsets Much faster than its predecessor.

By contrast, it’s hard to tell the difference between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13. Its successor is expected to have the same exterior design, camera specs and phone may have 50% more memory But all indications are that the standard model will be the most incremental generation of iPhone upgrades to date.

Also, if you are disappointed with this and want to go Pro, it looks like you will pay more andIn recent years, Apple has widened the gap between its iPad, Mac, MacBook, and even AirPods lineup, and the iPhone is catching up in this regard. It’s a tactic that may not be universally popular, but there’s no denying its success.

The reason for this is not the small difference in battery capacity, but what they will be asked to do. The iPhone 14 Pro models will feature 48MP sensors, which means they can handle 4 times the file size of the 12MP sensor reserved for the standard models. They’re also expected to have more RAM, which means higher performance but increases battery drain.

It remains to be seen if the new efficiencies of the Pro-exclusive A16 chipset and new DDR5 RAM will offset this, but with the iPhone 14 Max expected to drop $300 in price, for those worried about the iPhone 14 Pro’s price hike, it may be is a tempting downgrade. The iPhone 14 Max is also a significant improvement over its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Mini (2,406 mAh), with battery life being its biggest drawback.

From a wider perspective, the small battery increase for the rest of the range is also eye-opening. With the iPhone 13 lineup taking a giant leap after being dwarfed by generations of big Android phones, Apple is poised to extend its lead over the competition, given the success of its M1-based MacBook with a battery life ahead of rivals Intel and AMD .

It’s worth noting that ShrimpApplePro was a bit skeptical of the numbers, writing “um” after the fact, but the leaker also has a history of only sharing accurate information. So the reaction may be more to Apple’s tactics than to the leak itself.

This strategy is definitely a gamble. Apple’s largest and most expensive model has had the best battery life since the iPhone 6 Plus launched in 2014. It now appears that this is under serious threat, and it makes the iPhone 14 Max even more attractive. Also, since the Pro models will ditch Lightning in favor of USB-C in 2023, skipping the iPhone 14 Pro models altogether in 2022 may just be the wisest option.


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