Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will feature a special internal design aimed at boosting battery life.
Analyst Ming Chi Kuo, known for his impeccable connections within the Apple supply chain, says that Apple is working on a so–called stacked logic board, meaning the iPhone 8 will have space for a larger battery.
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Kuo says he expects the new iPhone 8 to have the same dimensions as the current 4.7–inch iPhone 7, but with the battery capacity of the more capacious 5.5–inch iPhone 7.
However, he still believes battery capacity to be around 2700mAh, far less than the larger units found in devices such as Google’s Pixel XL and the OnePlus 3T.
Battery life is one area where the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been found wanting.
In the past, Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive said that the reason the iPhone’s power drained quickly was because owners can't leave it alone.
He has refused to bulk out the device in order to offer longer battery life, despite repeated research suggesting it’s what consumers want the most from their smartphone.