Recharging the battery could take noticeably less time with this fall’s iPhone 7 than is the case with current iPhones, judging from a leak which suggests that better fast-charge technology is on the way.
Twitter user @the_malignant, who regularly shares leaks about upcoming smartphones, has posted an image of a new component supposedly set for the iPhone 7. The text on the image suggests that this leak originated from Chinese social media – and the component could herald updated technology…
— The Malignant (@the_malignant) August 14, 2016
The Malignant claims that, according to the source of this image, the iPhone 7 will include the option to speedily charge at “at least” 5 volts and 2 amps. Current iPhone chargers allow the handsets to be charged at up to 1 amp, AppleInsider notes.
The site speculates that Apple could be putting in the enhanced fast-charge circuitry to bring the iPhone 7’s charging capabilities in this area to parity with, or in excess of, the competition. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, each of which can reach from 0% to 50% charge in roughly half an hour.