Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro: Bigger batteries, same charging speeds

Apple’s “Wonderlust,” event showcased the brand new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models. These flagship devices come loaded with a host of camera enhancements, internal upgrades, and an exciting new feature – the Action Button on the ‘Pro’ models. However, one crucial aspect that has kept tech enthusiasts buzzing is the battery life, especially with the new A17 Pro chip onboard.

While Apple remained tight-lipped about battery capacities during the event, a recent regulatory database leak suggests that there have indeed been some noteworthy improvements in this department.

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro

iPhone 15 Pro models get larger batteries, but weight remains the same

Leading up to the event, speculations were rife that Apple would significantly increase the battery capacities of the iPhone 15 lineup. Early rumors hinted at a double-digit boost in battery capacity, but the latest findings paint a slightly different picture. According to information sourced from the Chinese regulatory database (via MySmartPrice), the battery upgrades, though not earth-shattering, are still a welcome change.

Let’s take a closer look at the battery capacities for this year’s flagship iPhone lineup compared to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro:

  • iPhone 15 Pro Max: 4,422mAh (up from 4,323mAh on iPhone 14 Pro Max).
  • iPhone 15 Pro: 3,274mAh (up from 3,200mAh on iPhone 14 Pro).
  • iPhone 15 Plus: 4,383mAh (up from 4,323mAh on iPhone 14 Plus).
  • iPhone 15: 3,349mAh (up from 3,279mAh on iPhone 14).

It’s encouraging to see that Apple has made these slight battery size increases across the entire lineup. When coupled with the power-efficient A17 Pro chip, these enhancements should contribute to an improved overall battery life. Interestingly, Apple has also managed to trim down the weight of this year’s Pro models, despite housing larger batteries. This reduction can be attributed to the new Titanium build, replacing the previous stainless steel build.

A17 Pro benchmarks

Consistency in charging speeds

While Apple introduced a new USB-C port, they have maintained the same wired and wireless charging speeds as last year’s models for the iPhone 15 lineup. This means that users can expect a familiar charging experience without significant speed improvements. Despite this, the enhancements in battery capacity should still result in better battery life and overall usability.

AirPods Pro 2 USB-C charging case

Pre-Order and shipping delays

With the entire iPhone 15 lineup now available for pre-order, eager consumers are rushing to secure their devices. However, it’s worth noting that shipping estimates are already experiencing delays, indicating strong demand for these new models.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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