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iPhone 16 Pro leak teases bigger battery and thinner MagSafe module

Published Jun 4th, 2024 7:42AM EDT
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With several rumors about bigger battery life for the iPhone 16 Pro, we could only hope Apple will improve battery performance after two years of not-so-great experience. According to the latest leaks, Cupertino is making a thinner MagSafe module to ensure it has even more space for its physical battery.

Leaker Kosutami, who posted several other details about the upcoming iPhone 16, says Apple is making the iPhone 16 Pro MagSafe module thinner to give more space for the metal shell battery module. While the leaker said they haven’t got more information for now, they will share more details soon.

Previously, they said Apple would improve battery life on the next generation of iPhones by adding a graphene thermal system to improve cooling. They wrote on X:

“Apple is actively working on the graphene thermal system of iPhone 16 Series to solve the existing heating problem. And the batter of Pro series would change to a metal shell for the same reason.”

How to fast charge iPhone 15 ProImage source: José Adorno for BGR

Besides that, we can also expect the A18 Pro chip to handle heating better, as it will use the second-generation 3nm manufacturing process. I have already noticed how the M4 iPad Pro can handle heavier tasks without instantly overheating.

Besides that, a leak shared by X user Majin Bu, who has a mixed track of correct reports, says they were able to get the battery size of the iPhone 16, 16 Plus, and 16 Pro Max. According to them, the iPhone 16 Pro Max could be equipped with a 4,676 mAh battery that is no longer L-shaped “due to the redesign of the internal structure.” With that, Apple would jump from the 4,422 mAh battery of the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

A similar jump could be expected for the regular iPhone 16, as it’s rumored to feature a 3,561mAh battery, while the iPhone 15 has a 3,349mAh battery. Unfortunately, those looking for the iPhone 16 Plus should be aware that its battery life might decrease from a capacity of 4,383mAh for the iPhone 15 Plus to 4,006mAh for the upcoming model. Another Weibo leaker also corroborated this rumor while revealing the battery of the iPhone 16 Pro. That said, these are the expected battery capacities for all new models:

  • 16: 3,561mAh
  • 16 Plus: 4,006mAh
  • 16 Pro: 3,355mAh
  • 16 Pro Max: 4,676mAh

BGR will keep reporting on the latest leaks and reports about the iPhone 16 Pro, which is expected to launch in three months.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.