Developing thinner chips for Apple’s iPhones and other devices may allow Apple to increase their battery capacity without compromising the perfect dimensions. To be specific, Apple plans to increase the use of IPDs for its peripheral chips by a significant amount. Slimmer new chips will offer a larger battery capacity while occupying up less space in devices, allowing for higher performance.
From 2023, Apple’s component suppliers hints to make some of the key iPhone parts thinner, so that larger batteries can be included without also having to make the devices themselves thicker.
In today’s DigiTimes article (paywall report), it was reported about how Apple will use IPD (Integrated Passive Device) more in next-generation iPhones and other iOS products, providing its manufacturing partners with strong business opportunities.
According to the report, peripheral chips are getting smaller and more powerful to allow for larger-capacity batteries on the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook series, with a sharp rise in demand for Integrated Power Drives to accompany the trend.
It is expected that CPUs that are using this technology will be created on 3nm lithography used in upcoming iPhones. Although there are still two years to go until Apple products can be able to have this technology, as we can see major improvements in the iPad which clearly tells that Apple is doing great in innovations.
iPhone 13 Battery Size
In addition to the thinner chassis on all three models and the smaller peripheral chips mentioned above, the iPhone 13 series battery capacity is also reportedly getting better and having prolonged health.
Apple’s iPhone 13 is rumored to have the following battery capacities:
- The iPhone 13 mini has a 2,406mAh battery
- The iPhone 13 has a 3,095mAh battery
- The iPhone 13 Pro has a 3,095mAh battery
- There is a 4,352mAh battery in the iPhone 13 Pro Max
The compact iPhone 13 mini would see an 8% boost in battery capacity, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro would see a battery capacity bump of almost 10%, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max would see an 18% boost.
According to current reports, the iPhone 13 Pro Max may have the biggest battery in its history. According to Apple, that title currently belongs to the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which comes with a 3,969mAh battery.
Effects of Slimmer Chips on Battery
With thinner chips, Apple could increase the capacity of batteries used in iPhones and other devices without affecting their overall dimensions.
Basically, IPD allows the integration of more technology into improved chips, resulting in slimmer devices packed with great efficiency.