As much as Apple likes to tell us that its products, such as the recently launched iPhone 14 series, are significantly better than the competition, the Cupertino-based tech giant rarely uses numbers to back its claims.
Instead, most of the comparisons that Apple draws are somewhat vague and speak in terms of percentage without mentioning what the baseline metric is.
This has been the case with Apple’s batteries as well because historically, they have had batteries with some of the minor capacities in a smartphone. When a prospective buyer compares specifications, this obviously won’t look good on paper. So, Apple never really talks about the capacities of the battery that they use in the iPhones.
Instead, they will claim that iPhone 14 Plus has the most significant battery life ever in an iPhone. Not exactly a high bar to clear.
Through a Chinese regulatory database, the battery capacities of each of the iPhones in the iPhone 14 series have been made public online. MacRumors discovered this listing.
The iPhone 14 has a capacity of 3,279 mAh, whereas the iPhone 14 Plus has a total of 4,325 mAh. Surprisingly, the Pro series gets batteries with marginally smaller powers compared to the non-Pro iPhone 14s.
The iPhone 14 Pro, for example, has a capacity of 3,200mAh, whereas the iPhone 14 Pro Max tops out at 4,323 mAh.
Compared to the iPhone 13 series, the iPhone 14 series seems to have received more significant batteries marginally. The iPhone 13 has a capacity of 3,227 compared to the iPhone 14’s 3,279 mAh. The iPhone 13 Pro gets a 3,095 mAh battery compared to the iPhone 14 Pro with a 3,200 mAh capacity.
Surprisingly, the iPhone 14 Pro Max gets a downgrade in battery capacity compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The outgoing iPhone 13 Pro Max gets a 4,352 mAh battery, whereas iPhone 14 Pro Max gets one with 4,323 mAh.