The iPhone 15 and 15 Pro have been officially presented, but as always, Apple remains very discreet about battery capacity and autonomy. The brand still shares some interesting information on its website. We take stock.
“A full day of autonomy” is Apple’s promise for its new iPhone 15 and 15 Pro. But by looking on the official website of the company, we find some figures which allow us to locate the autonomy of new smartphones compared to the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro.
Stagnating autonomy for the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro?
While rumors suggested a significant increase in the autonomy of the iPhone 15, this does not seem to be what Apple is promoting. Indeed, we quickly see that the announced autonomy of smartphones is strictly identical to that of its predecessors. This is what we can find on the presentation page of the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro about their endurance:
- iPhone 15 Pro Max : up to 29 hours of battery life in video playback and 95 hours in audio playback.
- iPhone 15 Pro : up to 23 hours of battery life in video playback and 75 hours in audio playback.
- iPhone 15 Plus : up to 26 hours of battery life in video playback and 100 hours in audio playback.
- iPhone 15 : up to 20 hours of battery life in video playback and 80 hours in audio playback.
If this data doesn’t speak to you, just remember that it is the same as that shared by Apple about its iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. The company therefore does not anticipate a significant improvement in the autonomy of its new smartphones.
This would not be very surprising and for several reasons. The first is that the battery life of the iPhone 14 is already excellent and superior to that of many competitors, as you can read in the comparison below.
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The other point concerns the chassis of the iPhone 15 which, within a few millimeters, is identical to those of the iPhone 14. Under these conditions, it is difficult to fit much larger batteries.
Finally, the power of the new A17 Pro chip also weighs in the balance. But the fact that the SoC is the first to be engraved in 3 nanometers should allow controlled consumption. Brighter screens also play a major role in the energy consumption of devices.
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So many factors with which Apple had to deal. The Cupertino company seems to have found a balance to be able to announce autonomy on its iPhone 15s similar to that of the iPhone 14s. We can’t wait to put Apple’s new smartphones through the sift of our 01Lab to find out for sure.