iPhone 6S Packing Smaller Battery Than iPhone 6

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The battery life of iPhones has always been a popular topic for debate, especially on social media, since Apple often cuts down on battery capacity to make the devices thinner and lighter. While some people actually need the extra juice, it has to be said that an iPhone can typically make it through a day of use.

Now, with the iPhone 6S heading out to users, iFixit did one of their popular teardowns to figure what the phone is packing. Apart from the standard components, they found that the iPhone 6S has a 1,715 mAh battery, down from the 1,810 mAh battery on the iPhone 6. While this isn’t a huge reduction, it might be enough to get the Internet warriors started.


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iFixit speculates that the reason for the reduction is the Taptic Engine, which occupies a chunk of space below the battery. The new display unit is also about 15g heavier than the one in the predecessor, due to the inclusion of 3D Touch. And even with the addition of 3D Touch and the new Taptic Engine, the phone is just 0.02mm thicker than the iPhone 6. It’s easy enough to conclude that perhaps the battery capacity took the hit.

But this doesn’t necessarily mean that the battery life will go down. Apple has always optimised its software to ensure that the hardware never feels lacking, in order to provide the best user experience. Also, traditionally, newer software is built to be more efficient. All this will probably mean that the end user is not in the least affected by the fall in the battery capacity, though some of the more hardcore users will probably reiterate their request for a thicker iPhone with more battery life.

What do you think about the battery capacity on the latest iPhone? Do you feel that it could have been a little thicker in order to pack in a bigger battery? Let us know in the comments, on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

  Source: iFixit
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