OLED iPhone 8 may finally have the feature that owners have been craving for

OLED iPhone 8 may finally have the feature that owners have been craving for

1,960 mAh battery inside the iPhone 7

iFixit[1]

Ever since the iPhone was released back in 2007 the single feature that owners have craved for the most above all else has been a longer battery life[2]. Ten years on and Apple might finally deliver this.

Must read: OLED iPhone 8 will be an expensive gamble for Apple[3]

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According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (as reported by 9to5Mac[4]) while the super-expensive OLED iPhone[5] is going to be physically about the same size as the iPhone 7, the batteries are going to be significantly bigger. The current iPhone 7 has a battery 1960 mAH battery, but according to Kuo the next generation OLED iPhone 8 will see that bumped up by around 50 percent, taking it closer to the power pack inside the iPhone 7 Plus, which has a 2900 mAh battery.

While the faster processor and the OLED display would undoubtedly mop some of this extra power up, a 50 percent increase is very significant and could give the iPhone’s standby time – which has hovered around the 250 to 300-minute mark[6] over the lifespan of the iPhone – a much-needed battery life boost. How can Apple put a bigger battery into the OLED iPhone 8 while keeping its physical dimensions the same? According to Kuo, Apple is going to pull off that trick by using stacked ‘substrate-like’ PCB mainboard, which allows Apple to pack the electronics into denser layers, offering more space for a bigger battery.

Now that rumored+ £1,000 price tag for the OLED iPhone 8[7] is making a lot more sense.

But it’s not all good news. Kuo claims that the non-OLED 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones – which currently are rumored to the called the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus – won’t make use of stackable mainboards, which means battery capacity in those models will be roughly comparable to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Which means that if you want a better battery life than the Plus version of the iPhone currently offers, you’re going to have to dig deep and pay a hefty entry price.

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References

  1. ^ iFixit (www.ifixit.com)
  2. ^ has been a longer battery life (fortune.com)
  3. ^ OLED iPhone 8 will be an expensive gamble for Apple (www.zdnet.com)
  4. ^ 9to5Mac (9to5mac.com)
  5. ^ super-expensive OLED iPhone (www.zdnet.com)
  6. ^ the 250 to 300-minute mark (dadaviz.com)
  7. ^ rumored+ £1,000 price tag for the OLED iPhone 8 (www.zdnet.com)

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