Apple Increases Estimated Battery Lifespan for iPhone 15 Series: What This Means

  • Apple revised the battery lifespan by 100% over its past lifespan.
  • The revised battery lifespan applies to only the iPhone 15 series smartphones.

Apple launched the iPhone 15 series smartphones in September 2023 and months later, has re-estimated the battery lifespan expectations of the latest iPhones. Here’s what this means.

iPhone 15 Series Battery Will Last Longer

The iPhone 15 series’ battery lifespan has increased and will now retain 80% of its original capacity at 1,000 complete charge cycles. This was earlier set at 500 complete charge cycles to retain 80% of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles.

It is revealed that the improvements in components and power management systems led the brand to re-estimate the battery lifespan. The brand adds that it has undergone many tests, which involve charging and discharging the battery over 1,000 times under specific parameters to achieve the re-estimation.

Apple Battery Lifespan

This essentially means that your iPhone 15 model will last you longer than expected and will allow you to have a better experience. However, The battery lifespan expectations of other iPhones stand at 500 charge cycles to retain 80% of their original capacity.

The change in battery lifespan expectations comes as Apple introduced multiple features to improve battery health with the iOS 17 update. The iOS 17 update allows users to limit charging to 80%, which will enhance battery life.

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Meanwhile, Apple has started pushing the iOS 17.4 Beta 4 update to the public beta update users. The update has improved the Battery section, which makes it easier to check the status of an iPhone’s battery health. The Battery section will mention whether the Battery Health is Normal or requires Service. Apple continues to reveal the Battery Health percentage on iPhones.