Apple could use new technology to increase battery life for the iPhone 13 line
Apple will reportedly obtain 40% to 50% of its LCP soft boards from a company called Career Technology Kuo says. The well-regarded analyst added, “We predict that iPhone 13 will be the first iPhone model to adopt battery soft board technology, which will help save internal space and reduce costs. We believe that the number of battery panels for the iPhone 13 series is reduced due to the reduced number of suppliers, which will benefit the long-term profits of the suppliers. As a new entrant, Career Technology is the biggest beneficiary of the iPhone 13 series’s switch to battery soft board design.”
And if Kuo is correct, which he is a large percentage of the time, we could see Apple find the room inside the iPhone 13 units to include larger, more powerful batteries inside next year’s iPhone models. And to make the room needed for this to occur, Apple is supposedly counting on the more flexible soft circuit boards. And perhaps buoyed by the knowledge that it will increase battery life on the iPhone 13 models, Apple will add the 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate to the 2021 phones. Updating the display at a rate of 120 times each second, this feature does consume plenty of battery power.