Apple will make iPhones with larger batteries

For future iPhone, iPad and Macbook, Apple plans to use smaller internal components in an effort to increase the battery size of the device, according to DigiTimes.

Specifically, Apple plans to “significantly increase the’adoption” of IPDs or passive integrated peripheral chip devices in its products. These new chips will be thinner in size and allow for higher performance while taking up less internal space within a device, consequently allowing for larger batteries.

Apple is expected to significantly increase adoption of IPDs (integrated passive devices) for new iPhones and other iOS products, providing solid business opportunities for manufacturing partners TSMC and Amkor, according to industry sources.

Peripheral chips for iPhone, iPad and Macbook series are becoming thinner with higher performance to allow more room for the implementation of higher capacity batteries for the devices, with demand for IPDs growing sharply in line with the market trend, sources say.

The report does not point out in detail when specifically these new smaller chips will debut in the market, but notes that Apple has approved TSMC’s 6th generation process of for mass production of IPDs for the new iPhones and iPads.

Alleged battery capacities of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, which were leaked earlier this year, suggested that the next iPhone will feature larger batteries. Other rumors similarly suggest that New iPhones will be thicker, creating the space needed to accommodate larger batteries.

Although the 2021 iPhones were not mentioned by DigiTimes, it is reasonable to assume that the new IPD chips and the smartphone’s increased thickness will provide Apple with the freedom to increase battery size due to free internal space. The new larger batteries are said to be developed because of more advanced displays.