24 August 2020
Some pieces of evidence have been found that suggest Apple may pack smaller battery capacities in their upcoming iPhone 12 series. As per the sleuths over at MySmartPrice, there are three battery models with numbers – A2471, A2431, and A2466 that have appeared on 3C certification. Also, the tech site came across two new iPhone chargers on the same platform as well. It is noted that one charger is standard 5W charger and there is a brand new 20W charger with the model number A2305.
The presence of the latter charger suggests that Apple might be leveling up from it currently supported 18W to 20W battery.
Now, coming back to the battery capacities, the tech site takes the references to the images available on the certifications and deduced which model to pack how much battery capacity.
- Apple iPhone 12 (5.4-inch) – A2471 – 2227mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Max (6.1-inch) – A2431 – 2775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro (6.1-inch) – A2431 – 2775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch) – A2466 – 3687mAh
Apple is expected to bring four models in its iPhone 12 series and it is apparent that the highest model will grab the highest amount of battery capacity.
In a related story, Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone series in September and shipping will begin from October. The prediction comes from a note from Analysts Wedbush that suggests that there could be a slight delay in the sales of one or more models. The report from 9to5Mac takes references to the last year’s situation where iPhone X and iPhone XR were not made available immediately.
The report refers to a part of the research note,
The supply chain getting back to normalization ahead of expectations has been impressive and now ultimately puts Cook & Co. back in the drivers seat to launch this 5G cycle in its typical mid-late September timeframe with the smartphones hitting the shelves/website by early October.
The market watchers, however, didn’t make it clear that which specific models could see a possible delay in their sales.