New reports around potential battery sizes on upcoming 2023 iPhone 16 generation reveal several models could upgrade capacities over respective predecessors per leaked industry estimates. Flagship Pro versions see maximum battery jumps aided by tweaked encasing switching from irregular shapes.
Tipster Majin Bu citing insights from unspecified supply chain sources claims the vanilla iPhone 16 leads bump ups with 14% heavier 3500+ mAh lithium cells. However mid-sized 16 Plus sees a drastic reduction bucking yearly enhancement convention unexpectedly for now.
Optimizing Space As Components Evolve
Bu alleges iPhone 16 Pro Max adopts rectangular battery abandoning the unusual L-shaped assembly on existing iPhone 15 Pro Max. This facilitating redistribution of freed internal volume with thicker 4600+ mAh configuration emerging now.
The shifts highlight Apple’s continuous industrial design and thermal engineering efforts extracting max juice as components evolve amid tight internal space constraints. Rumors also hint major camera upgrades and satellite features coming which would require accommodating larger supporting batteries.