Could the Next iPhone Come with Stronger, Larger Batteries?
Well, it looks like Apple is actively looking to up their battery technology and get rid of the shaming cause that is their poor battery lives once and for all. In the past couple of months, they have been hiring engineers for that very purpose! It looks like the next iPhone could really bring larger and more powerful batteries.
We are already expecting this to happen soon, in fact there are rumors that iPhone 7 Plus will come with a 3100 mAh battery. But since iPhone 6S changed nothing, it is high time they do something.
According to a number of different job listings that we have spotted on the official website of Apple, they are researching new battery technologies. Whether they want to continue working on the existing lithium-ion based batteries or not is still an open ended question.
This is because they are also hiring material scientists to research on other architectures than lithium-ion. Similarly, they are also looking for electrodes and electrolytes specialists that could be indicative of their intention to move towards new technologies.
Moving on, another job listing reveals that they want new hirees to look into ceramic as a source electrolyte too. This could mean batteries that are not only safe but also quick to charge.
All this will happen side by side with work on existing lithium-ion based technology that, a job listing suggests, they want more productive and safer solutions for.
It is worthy of noting here that the new research Apple is undertaking in batteries will not only benefit the next iPhone and the ones after it but also Apple’s plans of entering the automotive industry with their own car.