iPhone 14 and 14 Pro owners reportedly complaining about battery capacity that is already falling off. Reports claim that iPhones that have reportedly been utilized for less than 12 months are already down to 90 percent of their original capacity when bought. If you are a proud owner of an iPhone 14, how is your battery health so far?
iPhone 14 and 14 Pro Battery Capacity
Some owners of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro have complaints reminiscent of the bad old days of “batterygate,” thus reporting that with less than 12 months of service on the clock, their phones already are reporting more battery degradation than normally expected. Sam Kohl of AppleTrack tweeted back in July that his iPhone 14 Pro had already reportedly dropped to a maximum capacity of 90 percent, which is a much faster dropoff than previous iPhones that he had owned, and the thread in question shows many other people and device owners with the very same experience.
Kohl also followed up with a video that was posted yesterday regarding the issue, reportedly saying that it makes it really hard for him to recommend the phone, especially considering just how much it costs with a price tag of $999.
Apple Official Statement Regarding Its Battery Percentages
Apple Officially says that iPhone batteries should “retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles.” The iPhone 15 series as you should know is very much expected to launch soon, and recent rumors making the rounds have claimed that those very devices will see a battery size increase of 10 – 18 percent in contrast to current devices.
He is however not the only one seeing these kinds of numbers. Verge alum as well as senior tech columnist of Wall Street Journal, Joanna Stern wrote in her newsletter just this very week that her iPhone 14 Pro is now showing 88 percent battery capacity. Around The Verge, reports are quite mixed, with two 14 Pros already down to 93 and 91 percent and yet another at 97 percent. In later years, many haven’t seen a drop in reported capacity until two years of usage, at the least.
Replacing an iPhone Battery after One-Year Warranty
And that is even before we get to account for the fact that it is more expensive to replace the battery on an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro once it is out of its one-year warranty (that’s assuming that you don’t have AppleCare or some other form of extended service plan). In the previous year the price went up by $30, which is from $69 on earlier devices to $99, although at least for these days, you can easily and always go the DIY route if it is that you just don’t want to visit an Apple Store or a third-party repair shop.
Battery Health Monitor for iPhones
The battery health monitor for iPhones as you should know was reportedly added in the same iOS 11.3 update that let users toggle the troublesome performance throttling that was the hallmark of batterygate, which Apple has stated was a measure to help protect iPhones from aging batteries, and eventually led to some really large settlements.
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