Apple Says iPhone 11 Includes New, More Advanced Battery System to Help Against Battery Ageing

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Apple, Hardware, iOS with 7 Comments

Apple’s iPhone 11 is being shipped today. The company’s new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max come with a wide range of upgrades, with the Pro and Pro Max having significantly higher battery life. Apple even said the iPhone 11 Pro offers 4 more hours of battery life than the iPhone XS, and the Pro Max offers 5 hours more than the iPhone XS Max.

But of course, like the previous iPhones and all phones with lithium-ion batteries, the performance of the new phones will degrade over time. Apple’s previously gotten into a bit of a controversy in the past where the company was found throttling the performance on older phones to help against the degrading performance as batteries age. The company later introduced new software features, and new hardware features with the iPhone 8/8+ and iPhone X to help against battery ageing.

And now, on the iPhone 11 line, Apple is introducing a new performance management system. According to the company (via 9to5Mac), the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max feature a new hardware and software system that will help dynamically reduce performance impacts as your battery ages. The new system is apparently automatic and always-on. The system dynamically monitors the power needs on the iPhone 11 devices and manages the performance in real-time to help reduce the performance impacts from battery ageing in the longer run.

Apple says this new system is “more advanced” than previous iPhone battery and power management systems. The company still warns against the obvious impacts of battery ageing on performance in the longer run, though. “While performance impacts are reduced as much as possible, battery aging might still eventually lead to noticeable, possibly temporary, effects,” the company said.

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “Apple Says iPhone 11 Includes New, More Advanced Battery System to Help Against Battery Ageing”

  1. dontbeevil

    No news about the lunch? Meanwhile

  2. chrishilton1

    Its strange how this is an issue for Apple devices. Having owned an S9+ for 18 months now the battery is still stellar. All my friends and family complain about their Apple batteries being terrible, and having to go to the store and pay for a replacement. This reminds me of the performance of the Apple OS, which, over time, eats the performance of the Mac hardware and forces users to continue their upgrade cycle.

  3. MikeGalos

    Or, somebody could decide it's OK to have a phone that's half a millimeter thicker and go back to removable batteries so when your lithium ion cell degrades you could pop off the back and swap it out for a new one for twenty bucks.

  4. vmmainde

    Thanks for such great information, really appreciate.

    It will really help me for which I was looking for.

  5. dontbeevil

    we're reaching a new low, now also comments that report security issues, are deleted, let's try again: