iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both sport larger batteries

By , Sep 13, 2016


Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are said to sport higher-capacity internal Lithium-Ion batteries than their predecessors.

No official battery capacity specs are listed on Apple’s website, but they do say that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are supposed to get 2 and 1 additional hour(s) of battery life respectively, in what are supposed to be after effects of the new power-sipping A10 Fusion chip combined with the efficient iOS 10 firmware.

On the other hand, a higher-capacity internal battery may also have something to do with it.

A report from BGR citing data released by Chinese regulatory body TENAA has the scoop on what appear to be legitimate iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus battery capacity figures.

The source reports the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 comes packed with a 1,960 mAh battery, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus comes packed with a 2,900 mAh battery. If these numbers seem higher than what came in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus, then you’d be right.

The iPhone 7’s 1,960 mAh battery dwarfs the iPhone 6s’ 1,715 battery, and the results are noticeable. With its 14.3% larger capacity, Apple says you can expect to get an additional two hours of battery life on the iPhone 7 when compared to its predecessor.


In terms of the larger version of the handset, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus’ 2,900 mAh battery dwarfs the iPhone 6s Plus’ 2,750 mAh battery. With a 5.5% bump in battery capacity, the results are a little more marginal, and Apple says the newer 5.5-inch handset is capable of one additional hour of battery life over its predecessor.


Although the battery bump isn’t all that significant on paper, it makes a bigger difference when paired with the new hardware on the device.

Currently, we only have Apple’s charts to go by, but once people start getting their orders in the mail, we should finally see some real-world battery life tests.

iFixit should be getting their tear-down units within a week, so it should be interesting to see what kinds of new tech they find inside Apple’s new handsets. Currently, we look forward to learning if this battery information is legitimate, as well as whether or not the iPhone 7 Plus actually ships with 3GB of RAM as rumored.

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  • Sailor_V90

    They totally just s**ted on the 6s.

  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    What happened here?

    • That was a broken link. Sorry. It’s been fixed

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        You’re welcome 🙂

  • burge

    iOS10 metadown with OTA.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Better not explode on us now.

  • MrTarek

    Not hatin’ but the

    • Fanboy 

      How so? New dual stereo speakers, improved camera system (improved back cameras; dual cameras on Plus model, front camera bumped up to 7MP), quad LED flash, improved display with full color gamut now, water resistance added, all new home button with haptic feedback, smart quad core processor, improved battery life. The 7 is far from a “marginal upgrade”. Case closed 🙂

      • MrTarek

        That is your opinion and I respect that 😉 maybe I’m thinking like that because I’m a 6s owner and nothing much changed design wise.

      • Fanboy 

        I am also a 6S owner, and based off all the major upgrades I just mentioned it’s a pretty big upgrade 🙂 it’s not all about the exterior you know lol.

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  • RicardoGonzalez1

    It’s great advance! Now I’m going to have a full half a day battery and I can recharge on my lunch time. Lol.

  • So bigger battery plus iOS 10 optimization=1 extra hour of battery life??

    • John Smith

      2 on the 4.7 inch. The 5.5 inch already lasts way longer.

      • All it could squeeze out was one hour and you’re here defending it? Lol!

  • Sorry for off topic, but talking about specs made me wonder. On the last iPad Pro Apple introduced a new screen that would adjust white balance based on the light shining on the screen (like a much more advanced version of nightshift). Any word if the new iPhone supports this or is that an iPad Pro “mini” exclusive?

    • brymonster

      i also have been lookin for a mention of a ‘true tone display’ on the iphone 7, but nothing so far.. 🙁
      but at least they now support wide color, the only Mac to do that is the iMac 5K i believe.