Apple has not yet confirmed the battery size on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus phones, but it is expected to be a slight increase over the previous generation models.
Apple has been able to use the space vacated by the 3.5 mm headphone socket for the improvement of the battery size. However, the company has not yet come with an official announcement regarding the size of these batteries. TENNA certification for the Chinese devices have revealed that the smaller iPhone 7 will have a 1960 mAh battery.
In the past, Apple has provided a Smart Battery Case for the iPhones, although they have been criticized in terms of design. The official announcement regarding the new battery case is yet to come, but it is revealed that the battery case for the iPhone 7 will be almost similar in terms of design. This would come as a major disappointment even though the new battery case brings in additional power. The Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6S offered 1877 mAh but it is now at a much healthier 2365 mAh. This represents a 26% increase over the standard variant.
More importantly, this would mean that users will be able to fully charge the iPhone 7 and still have a reserve capacity of 17% left to play with. The larger iPhone 7 Plus is not expected to receive a battery case anytime soon and it would be a disappointment considering that the phone has enjoyed more popularity this time around than the standard variant.
The ugly hump at the back coupled with a price tag of $ 99 for this new variant is likely to deter consumers away. Only those with a bad need of battery life on the new iPhone 7, which is expected to be slightly more than the iPhone 6S, will opt for the battery case.One of the brighter points of the new Apple iPhone 7 is the design, which is not revolutionary, since it manages to hide the antenna bands more cleverly than ever before. However, the biggest improvement by far will be the addition of the matte black finish on the device in addition to a new jet black color. The latter may be prone to scratches, but that does not seem to affect the matte black finish which has already proving to be the more popular option at the launch of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.