Amidst news about the possibility that Apple might stop bundling chargers with this year’s iPhone models, three new iPhone battery models have appeared on certification platforms UL Demko, Safety Korea, and 3C. Apart from these new batteries, we have also come across two new iPhone chargers on 3C. These include a new variant of the standard 5W charger and a brand new 20W charger – the latter with model number A2305. Now, if you happen to own an iPhone (or simply happen to be an Apple fanboy), you might probably be aware that the maximum charging speed supported by iPhones top out at 18W. Apple seems all set to bump that number to at least 20W with its iPhone 12 models when they launch the new devices in September 2020.
iPhone 12 series battery details
First things first, there are three new batteries headed for this year’s iPhone models with model numbers A2471, A2431, and A2466. From the images (embedded in the galleries below), we can deduce that the A2471 is a 2227mAh battery while the A2431 is a 2775 mAh battery and that the A2466 – the largest of the three – has a rated capacity of 3687mAh.
Thanks to previous leaks/rumors, we know that Apple could launch as many as four new iPhone 12 models this year. These include the iPhone 12 with a 5.4-inch display, iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro with 6.1-inch screens, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display. Below is the combination that we might end up seeing as far as the batteries and iPhone models are concerned. You will note that the iPhone 12 Max and the iPhone 12 Pro could share the same battery (A2431).
- Apple iPhone 12 (5.4-inch) – A2471 – 2227mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Max (6.1-inch) – A2431 – 2775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro (6.1-inch) – A2431 – 2775mAh
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch) – A2466 – 3687mAh
Model A2471 (iPhone 12)
Model A2431 (iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro)
Model A2466 (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
What is pertinent to note here is the fact that the smaller models of the iPhone 12 have seen a slight reduction in the battery capacity. For example, last year’s iPhone 11 had a 3110mAh battery as opposed to the 2227 mAh battery for the iPhone 12. The iPhone 11 Pro came with a 3190mAh battery as opposed to the 2775mAh battery on the iPhone 12 Pro. The only ‘upgrade’ here is for the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s new 3687mAh battery, which is larger than the 3500mAh battery on the iPhone 11 Pro Max from last year.
iPhone 12 series new 20W charger
Apart from the new battery models, we have also come across two new chargers for this year’s iPhone models. While one is a standard 5W charger with the model number A1443, the other is a new 20W charger with the model number A2244. The latter will be a first for the iPhone because, until now, the fastest charging speeds supported by iPhone models topped at 18W. Take a look at the images below.