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With each generation of iPhones that are released, Apple has somehow managed to make them thinner than before, although the issue here is if it is too thin, how will Apple fit a larger battery? A larger battery is something iPhone users have been asking for and during a recent interview with Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, Apple’s SVP of marketing Phil Schiller addressed that issue.

When asked if thinner iPhones are really the way of the future and how it potentially affects battery, Schiller was quoted as saying, “If you want a product that’s thicker with a bigger battery it’s also heavier, more costly, takes longer to charge. We model every thickness, every size, every weight and try to figure out what the tradeoffs are. I think we’ve made great choices there.”

That being said, Apple’s newer iPhone 6 and 6 Plus do pack slightly larger batteries, but they are definitely nowhere near some of the sizes offered by Android phones. Schiller also talked about why Apple was still offering 16GB iPhones despite the fact that these days Full HD videos and even 2K videos are starting to become more common.

According to Schiller, he believes that this is because as more of us turn to cloud storage, those who are sensitive to price can still safely purchase a 16GB iPhone model without having to worry about storage. Whether or not you agree with Schiller’s statements is entirely up to you, but what do you guys make of them?

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