Rumor: iPhone 15 Could Boast Stacked Battery Tech

Rumor: iPhone 15 Could Boast Stacked Battery Tech

A new rumor claims the upcoming iPhone 15 lineup could boast stacked battery technology, resulting in increased energy density and prolonged lifespan.

According to the Twitter user “RGcloudS,” the ‌iPhone 15‌ lineup could feature stacked battery technology. The information came as part of an alleged leak about Samsung’s Galaxy S24+ and S24 Ultra models, which are also said to use the stacked battery technology.

In addition, In addition, the RGcloudS account claims that they have seen signs of Apple exploring 40W wired charging and 20W charging via MagSafe, but they are unsure whether the technology would be used in the ‌iPhone 15‌ or iPhone 16 lineup.

Stacked battery design involves vertically stacking the battery components on top of each other, which results in a more compact and tightly packaged battery with a higher energy density.

TechRadar notes that while this could potentially result in improved battery life and physically smaller batteries, some engineering challenges still exist, including increased heat generated by stacked batteries within the iPhone.

That said, the reduced battery size could free up space inside the iPhone’s chassis, allowing the inclusion of other components or improved cooling mechanisms.

Since information about stacked battery technology remains limited, Apple may not implement this feature or implement it in a limited capacity while working on refining the technology.

The “RGcloudS” account primarily focuses on Android leaks, so the Twitter user’s track record for Apple leaks is unclear. As usual, take any reports like this with a grain of salt-free seasoning.