Apple launched its iPhone 12 series to the public recently and the pre-orders of the phones were already done last week. Today, we are going to talk about the iPhone 12 Pro Max and an aspect of it which is important for a lot of people. That is about the battery life which is directly dependent upon the battery capacity.
Every time a phone is launched, Apple says that its newest iPhone is bigger and better than ever before. This is true for every phone in the latest series but is definitely true for iPhone 12 Pro Max. However, there is at least one area where it is not better compared to iPhone 11 Pro Max. And that is in battery capacity.
iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 3,687 mAh battery according to regulatory filing
Apple does not reveal what the actual battery capacity in their latest phones in terms of mAh. But does tell us in percentages how much it is better compared to last year. Regulatory filings do tell us how much the battery capacity actually is inside the iPhones. And iPhone 12 Pro Max just passed regulatory filings which revealed the battery size of that phone. Reportedly, it has a 7% smaller battery compared to its last year’s counterpart.
As far as actual numbers are concerned, the iPhone 11 Pro Max had a 3969 mAh battery whereas the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 3687 mAh battery capacity. It means that the iPhone 11 Pro Max had a 4000 mAh battery while the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 3700 mAh one.
If the batteries are smaller than last year, it means that Apple feels confident with their processors. However, whether or not Apple could have given a 4000 mAh battery on the iPhone 12 Pro Max and included the 120Hz panel. Since the argument was that 120Hz kills the battery, a bigger battery or one similar to last year could have done the job.
In Apple’s defence, the 5G support inside these devices could have taken up some space thanks to a separate 5G modem required on the phones. So they might have been forced to reduce the capacity. End of the day, it was a choice for Apple to make either to include 5G support or 120Hz. And Apple decided to choose the 5G.