Leak exhibits iPhone 16 Professional’s battery with a steel shell

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iPhone 16 Professional’s battery may use a steel backplate.
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Apple would possibly undertake a brand new design for the iPhone 16 Professional’s battery that includes a steel shell on prime. This might assist with warmth dissipation.

Like present iPhones, the pictured iPhone 16 Professional’s battery has an L-shaped design with a capability of three,355mAh. For comparability, the iPhone 15 Professional makes use of a 3,274mAh capability cell.

iPhone 16 Professional’s battery may use a steel backplate

The early-stage iPhone 16 Professional’s prototype battery was shared by leaker Kosutami on X. Apple has to date used a foil overlaying on iPhone batteries. A steel plate may assist to dissipate the generated warmth higher whereas topping up the cell. There’s additionally a redesigned connector, although that’s unlikely to have any user-facing modifications.

Apple has sometimes relied on extra environment friendly chips, shows, and different elements, together with a slight enhance in battery capability to make iPhones last more. So, the modest capability bump within the iPhone 16 Professional’s battery over the iPhone 15 Professional shouldn’t be a trigger for concern.

A steel backplate may assist with higher warmth dissipation

iPhone 15 Professional customers initially complained of heating points brought on by an underlying iOS 17 bug. Apple mounted the issue to an amazing extent with iOS 17.0.2. However these telephones nonetheless get hotter than traditional when quick charging. A steel backplate may assist treatment this downside on the iPhone 16 Professional.

Higher warmth administration may additionally allow Apple to provide the iPhone 16 Professional’s charging speeds a slight enhance.

The iPhone 16 Professional remains to be 10 months away from launch. And since its elements are nonetheless within the prototype stage, rather a lot may change by the point they’re finalized for mass manufacturing. Rumors point out the iPhone 16 Professional would possibly home a bigger 6.2x-inch show, whereas the iPhone 16 Professional Max may sport a 6.9-inch panel.