The soon-to-land iPhone 7 is set to feature a larger battery than the iPhone 6s, reports suggest, in news that will be manna from heaven for consumers who want a smartphone that lasts longer than a day.
Renonwned Apple-watcher Steve Hemmerstoffer, who tweets under the name @OnLeaks, says he has received a tip from a ‘pretty reliable’ source that Apple will use a 1960mAh battery in the iPhone 7. The iPhone 6s comes with a 1715mAh battery.
Apple could also boost battery power by using a more efficient processor and making tweaks to its new iOS 10 smartphone software to optimise the power unit.
Apple caused consternation among consumers last year when it dropped the capacity of the battery on the iPhone 6s.
By making the battery larger this year, the phone-maker will be hoping to convince consumers to buy a device that's set to offer little in the way of changes over previous models.
Other improvements this time around are expected to be limited to a better camera and more power under the bonnet.
Apple is also thought to be ditching the standard headphone jack, thus forcing users to connect their earbuds via the Lightning charging port.
The iPhone 7 is due for release in September.