Apple's iPhone 16 set to revolutionise battery life with new EU-compliant design

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Smartphone enthusiasts are always on the lookout for brighter displays, swifter performance, and superior cameras, but topping the wishlist is often the desire for extended battery life. Those who remember the mobile phones of the 90s will recall the luxury of charging their devices only every few days or even weeks.

While it's improbable that we'll return to such long-lasting power, iPhone aficionados might have something to look forward to.

Buzz is building around the potential launch of a new iPhone 16 range this coming September, promising not just the expected upgrades in speed and camera quality but also a significant improvement in battery longevity.

This speculation stems from insights provided by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who suggests Apple could enhance battery capacity by as much as 10% this year. Such an increase could translate to additional hours of use and reduced risk of your phone dying when you need it most.

Kuo attributes this possible upgrade to internal modifications designed to comply with upcoming EU regulations, which mandate that smartphones must feature easily replaceable batteries, reports the Mirror.

"The EU regulates that by 2027, all smartphones must be equipped with replaceable batteries," Kuo stated in a message on X (formerly known as Twitter).

He further elaborated that "The new iPhone's adoption of a stainless steel battery case not only reduces the difficulty of removing the battery to meet EU regulations but also allows Apple to increase the battery cell density by 5-10% while meeting safety requirements, achieving two goals at once."

The iPhone 16's battery life remains a mystery, but one confirmed feature for the upcoming devices is the much-anticipated Apple Intelligence.

This new generative AI platform is set to revolutionise our interaction with technology through intelligent updates and an enhanced Siri personal assistant.

Apple Intelligence will be capable of solving problems, responding to prompts, and even generating unique images from user descriptions. Want a picture of a cat and dog in space?

Just ask, and it'll be created in seconds.

It can also instantly tailor your emails to sound more personal or professional.

Moreover, the system will integrate information from apps like Maps, Mail, and Messages to assist with scheduling and planning, and it introduces Genmoji, allowing users to create any emoji they desire.

Despite these advancements, Apple assures that privacy is a priority, with most processing done on-device, reducing reliance on server-based computing.

Apple's software chief Craig Federighi commented on the innovation: "This is AI for the rest of us. Personal intelligence you can rely on at work, home and everywhere in between."

He further added, "This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter of personal intelligence. Intelligence built for your most personal products: your iPhone, iPad and Mac."

"Intelligence grounded in the things that make you, you and intelligence available to you system-wide so that you can get things down in a way that works for you. We are just getting started and I hope you are as excited as I am for the road ahead."

Anticipate seeing new iPhones hitting the shops and the launch of Apple Intelligence coming up later in September.