Certifications for three new Apple batteries spotted by MySmartPrice has led them to believe they are for the upcoming “iPhone 12” lineup, even though the batteries are of lower capacities than the iPhone 11 lineup.
The batteries are identified with the model numbers A2471, A2431, and A2466, and appear on Safety Korea, China’s 3C, and the Danish agency UL Demko.
Apple is expected to release four new iPhone models this fall, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model.
MySmartPrice believes the different capacities as belonging to the following iPhone 12 models:
- Apple iPhone 12 (5.4-inch) – A2471 – 2,227mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Max (6.1-inch) – A2431 – 2,775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro (6.1-inch) – A2431 – 2,775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch) – A2466 – 3,687mAh
The iPhone 11 Pro has a 3,046 mAh battery, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 3,969 mAh battery. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the largest battery life of any iPhone so far, outlasting the iPhone XS Max by up to five hours per charge.
If the new batteries are intended for use in the iPhone 12 series, it is likely to disappoint many users that are anticipating the new Apple smartphone release. If the Cupertino firm is seeking to provide battery life similar to the current iPhone lineup it will need to make some serious improvements in battery efficiency.