Due to the use of a new technology called soft plate battery, the battery of next year’s iPhone may be smaller.
Apple analyst Guo Ming Chi said that the iPhone 13 he said will be the first iPhone to use this new technology.
An investment report stated that Jialianyi will double its Apple business by providing soft-board batteries next year.
Benefiting from the recovery of Apple’s entire product line soft board supply chain, we expect Jialianyi’s Apple business revenue to grow by approximately 100% or more in 2021. […]
Jialianyi expects to receive about 40-50% of iPhone 13 and 13 mini battery soft board orders. We expect that iPhone 13 will be the first iPhone model to use battery soft board technology, which will help save internal space and reduce costs.
The battery soft and hard version suppliers for the iPhone 12 series include Xinxing, Huatong, Yaohua and TTM, and the battery soft board suppliers for the iPhone 13 series are changed to Jialianyi, Xinxing and Huatong.
We believe that due to the reduction in the number of suppliers, the number of battery panels in the iPhone 13 series has decreased, which will benefit the long-term profits of suppliers. As a new entrant, Galliani is the biggest beneficiary of the iPhone 13 series’ shift to battery soft board design.
The number of layers of soft-board batteries is less than that of existing batteries, which means that Apple can compress more capacity into the same space or make the phone thinner by using thinner batteries to maintain capacity. Sadly, experience shows that Apple will prefer a slimmer design rather than a longer battery life.
The news immediately followed. There are reports that next year’s iPhone will also use a more energy-efficient display.
According to a new report today, due to the use of more energy-efficient technology, the power consumption of the iPhone display in 2021 may be 10-20% less than that of the iPhone 12. There will even be some form of external possibility of always-on display on the iPhone next year.
Kuo also reiterated earlier predictions that we will see the first iPad with a mini LED screen in the first half of next year, and will launch the third-generation AirPods with a design similar to the current AirPods Pro at the same time.
Mini LED is a more complex form of backlighting used for LCD screens. It has many of the same advantages as OLED: increased brightness, deeper blacks, higher contrast, and higher power efficiency. But it is also better than OLED in many aspects, has a longer service life, and has a lower risk of aging. We expect Apple to use this technology in many Macs and iPads next year. In terms of iPad, the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro may be the first to adopt this new technology. You can read more about it here.
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