iPhone 14 battery drain is faster because they’re cheaper

For a very long time, iPhones have had the longest-lasting batteries of any smartphone. However, several consumers have expressed concerns about their battery health deteriorating faster than ever since the launch of the iPhone 14 series last year. Now, X leaker @RGcloud claims that this problem may be caused by Apple using less expensive batteries in both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 series.

The battery life of flagship phones, including those in the iPhone 13 series, is reportedly 800 charge cycles on average. The batteries in the more recent iPhone models, however, supposedly only last for about 600 charge cycles, which is a big change. In early August, there were allegations from iPhone 14 customers who claimed their batteries were degrading to less than 80%.

Other reasons for battery health issues

Even though this report offers a plausible explanation, it’s critical to remember that RGcloud has no history of reliably leaking Apple information. As a result, it is impossible to fully confirm this information. If the rumor is untrue, other possible causes for the battery deterioration issue might thus include the fact that the iPhone 14 Pro’s screen is nearly twice as bright as the iPhone 13 Pro’s, potentially putting the battery under more stress.

Furthermore, according to Apple’s official policy on battery health, batteries are made to hold up to 80% of their initial capacity after 500 full charging cycles. For AppleCare+ customers whose batteries deteriorate to less than 80% in the first year of ownership, the business also provides free battery replacement.

What makes Apple use less expensive batteries?

If the reports are accurate, RGcloud speculates that the business may have chosen less expensive batteries to balance expenses, enabling the phone manufacturer to keep its standard price while adding several new features. Implementing features like optimized battery charging, however, can help minimize overcharging and lessen strain on the battery for consumers who are worried about their iPhone batteries.

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