Apple’s 2017 iPhones have yet to be officially announced, but it looks like rumors about 2018’s models are already making their way out of the woodwork. One of those rumors is regarding the battery of the 2018 iPhone, in which The Korea Economic Daily (via 9to5Mac) claims that LG will be Apple’s exclusive supplier.
The report claims that LG has already invested hundreds of billions of Korean won for the necessary facilities to manufacture the iPhone’s batteries, and that mass production will begin next year. What makes this report interesting is that next year’s iPhone’s battery will be L-shaped, which apparently will be similar to this year’s model. This means that Apple can increase battery size without a notable increase in the device’s size.
Apple’s iPhones have long been criticized for its battery life, which in terms of capacity have typically been smaller than that of the competition, so hopefully we’ll be able to see a noticeable jump in terms of battery life.
We can’t confirm if the claims are true, which means that we’ll have to wait for the teardown of this year’s iPhone 8 in order to confirm it. Apple has yet to set an official date for an announcement, but we expect that it will probably be around late August/early September, but until we can get the confirmation, take it with a grain of salt.