iPhone 9 battery to feature L-shaped design, be manufactured by LG

LG logoApple hasn’t even launched the iPhone 8 just yet and there are already reports about the iPhone 9, which according to the company’s release schedule, should land at some point in the fall of 2018.

The Korea Economic Daily reports that the iPhone 9 will be powered by batteries manufactured by LG exclusively, as the Korean company has invested aggressively in manufacturing equipment for a new design that Apple has in mind for the next-next generation of iPhones.

LG Chemical and Apple have already signed an agreement, the source notes, and the Korean firm will invest “billions of Korean won” in facilities and equipment that would allow it to start mass production of new batteries from as soon as early 2018.

Early plans indicate that Apple wants the iPhone 9 to come with an L-shaped battery as part of a new approach that would allow the company to increase capacity by using all the available space under the hood. And it turns out that LG has been chosen particularly for its investments in building such a battery unit bent to right at the bottom.

This should lead to a notable increase in battery life, and with Apple planning new charging capabilities, such as fast charging and wireless charging, the new iPhone would boast a dramatic improvement for its predecessors.

The iPhone 8, which is projected to debut in September this year, is expected to be the first model to come with wireless and fast charging, though Apple at some point looked into more innovative charging systems that would work across the room.

More recently, however, it has emerged that Apple would stick with a traditional wireless charging system that would require a charging plate as it’s the case with several Android devices, including those manufactured by Samsung.

Of course, it’s certainly way too soon to discuss about the iPhone 9, so just take this report with a certain amount of skepticism for the time being.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Apple, iPhone, LG, smartphones

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