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Analyst: the iPhone 16 Pro Max may offer longer battery life

This image purportedly shows the sizes of the upcoming iPhone 16 lineup.

In a new Medium post, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says his latest supply chain survey indicates the energy density (Wh/kg) of the battery cells of iPhone 16 Pro Max will increase, which has the benefit of longer battery life with the same battery size or lower battery size with the same battery life.

“Increasing the energy density of the battery cells will increase the battery temperature when running. To avoid overheating the battery, Apple uses the stainless steel battery case for the first time as a thermal solution,” he writes. “Stainless steel is not as effective as aluminum in dissipating heat, but it is more robust and less susceptible to corrosion, so in addition to dissipating heat, the stainless steel battery case provides better protection for the battery and the iPhone system.”

Kuo adds that the use of a stainless steel battery case also reduces the difficulty of removing the battery, which will help Apple comply with the European Union’s requirements for mobile phone batteries’ replaceability in the future.

The iPhone 16 line-up will almost certainly arrive in September or October. Here’s a round-up of other rumors regarding the next gen smartphone:

° The display of the iPhone 16 Pro line may have the brightest iPhone display yet, and be easier to see in daylight.

° Apple’s upcoming larger 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 16‌ Plus model will come in as many as seven colors that either build upon the existing five colors in the standard iPhone 15 lineup, or recast them in a new finish.

° Apple may introduce atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment into the iPhone 16 Pro camera lens manufacturing process to reduce ghosting and lens flare.

° The 6.7-inch iPhone 16 Plus model will come in the following colors: blue, pink, yellow, green, black, white, and purple.

° The iPhone 16 lineup will feature bigger battery capacities compared to previous-generation models with the exception of the iPhone 16 Plus, which will have a smaller battery than its predecessor.

° Apple may bring the custom dual ion-exchange glass process to this fall’s premium model of the iPhone 16.

° Apple’s next generation A18 Pro chip for iPhone 16 Pro models will sport a larger die size for boosted artificial intelligence performance. 

° iPhone 16 Pro could come in new  “space black” and “rose” colors, replacing the “black titanium and “blue titanium” hues.

° All four models of the iPhone 16 line-up are expected to introduce a new BRS (Border Reduction Structure) technology, an ultra-thin bezel technology,

° Apple plans to expand the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s tetraprism camera with up to 5x optical zoom to both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max this year.

° iPhone 16 Pro models could come in all-new “Desert Titanium” and “Titanium Gray” color options.

° The iPhone 16 Pro Max could feature the longest-ever battery life offered in an Apple smartphone.

° The iPhone 16 lineup’s new Capture Button will be able to detect multiple levels of pressure to emulate a two-step shutter button from dedicated digital cameras.

° The Capture Button’s main function will be to trigger image or video capture, but a light press will enable the user to adjust focus. It will purportedly be located on the right side of the smartphone.

° The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be available with double the maximum storage capacity as the iPhone 15 Pro models.That is, there will be a 2TB maximum storage options.

° iPhone 16 Pro models configured with 1TB of storage could feature slower read/write speeds to reduce costs.

° Qualcomm’s latest cellular modem may be limited to the iPhone 16 Pro models.

° The ‌‌iPhone 16 Pro‌‌ and ‌‌iPhone 16 Pro‌‌ Max will feature an increase in display size compared to the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and ‌‌iPhone 15 Pro‌‌ Max, measuring roughly 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches, respectively. 

° The iPhone 16 Pro could launch with 256GB of base storage. 

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.