We already know plenty about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but we didn’t get any raw numbers about what was revving at the heart of the new devices. The most important number that people were aiming for was the current rating of the batteries, rumored to be at all-time highs for the iPhone line.
Well, it only took a trip to Chinese regulatory agency TENAA to sort things out.
Entries for the A1660 (iPhone 7) and A1661 (iPhone 7 Plus) have popped up, revealing that the apparently dual-core Apple A10 Fusion chipset can max output at 2.3GHz — fun fact: there are four cores on the A10 Fusion with two high-power cores and two power-efficient ones. The iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB of RAM while the iPhone 7 reported what’s most likely an errant 4MB.
So, what about the batteries? The iPhone 7 has a 1,960mAh unit while the iPhone 7 Plus is reported to have a 2,900mAh cell. Indeed, both ratings are in fact all-time highs. But combine that with the trillions more calculations per minute that each phone can do compared to their grand predecessor (the iPhone), it will be no surprise to see actual usage times suffer.