Apple’s 2020 iPhones could feature a custom battery protection module nearly 50% smaller and thinner than in previous iPhones, say industry sources cited by Korean website The Elec.
The smaller and thinner module could allow for a slight increase in the new iPhone 12 modules. The report says the new module would be manufactured by Korea’s ITM Semiconductor.
The iPhone’s battery protection cicuitry prevents the device from over-charging and over-discharging. The new ITM Semiconductor-manufactured module combines the protection circuit with a MOSFET and PCB, eliminating the need for a holder case.
In a separate report, The Elec says ITM has already been supplying the new modules to Samsung, for use in their Galaxy S11.
Apple’s current flagship device, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, offers the longest battery life of any iPhone ever, offering up to five hours longer battery life than the iPhone XS Max did.
Apple is expected to release four new iPhones in 2020, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model.