Analysis: Is battery life that big a deal?

2021-08-06 13:47:58

It’s no big secret that Apple devices, particularly iPhones, have rarely offered battery life good enough to be a key selling point. In fact, Apple phones tend to  fall behind many Android alternatives in terms of battery life, including the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the OnePlus Nord 2. And while the iPhone 12 was a bit of an upgrade over its predecessors in this regard, there’s still much room for improvement.

Apple’s battery woes extend beyond phones, though, and into the realm of smartwatches. The Apple Watch 6 also failed to impress in terms of battery life. And while the Apple Watch 7 is tipped to feature a smaller processor and potentially a larger battery as a result, we’re expecting this to be another marginal upgrade before Apple really shakes things up with IPD integration in the coming years.