Apple confirms iPhone 6s comes with a smaller 1715mAh battery in its 3D Touch video

Despite having a smaller battery capacity, the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus achieve the same battery life as their predecessors, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. PhoneArena spotted a scene in Apple’s promotional video showing a 1,715 mAh lithium-ion battery, a reduction from the 1,810 mAh package inside the iPhone 6.


The video confirms that the iPhone 6s comes with a 1715mAh battery, which is what reports and rumors had previously indicated. This is nearly a 100mAh decrease in capacity when compared to the 1810mAh battery found inside the iPhone 6.


The following screenshot was taken from Apple’s Compare iPhone Models webpage. You can clearly see that Apple rates the latest iPhones as having the same battery life as their predecessors.

The same run time with a smaller battery capacity is achievable with increased optimization. For example, there are fewer chips on the logic board and the new A9 microchip is more power efficient because it uses smaller transistors that consume less energy.

Besides, it’s not that a difference of 95 mAh makes a major impact, it’s close to negligible. The company may have been forced to use a smaller battery due to a thicker display assembly that accommodates force sensors for features like 3D Display and Taptic Engine.

To be precise, Apple’s battery endurance figures rate both the new iPhone 6s and the previous-generation iPhone 6 as having up to 14 hours of talk time over 3G, 10 hours of browsing on LTE, 11 hours of HD video playback, 50 hours of audio and up to 10 days on standby.

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