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21 Feb, 2024
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According to the company, all four models – iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max – can now maintain 80 percent of their original charging capacity after 1,000 cycles.

This doubles the previous estimate provided by Apple without requiring any new hardware or software updates.

The decision comes ahead of upcoming EU regulations that will assess phones' battery longevity and assign an energy grade accordingly. Starting in June 2025, smartphone manufacturers operating in the EU will receive a grade based on factors such as energy efficiency, water and dust resistance, and battery durability, with a requirement of at least 800 charging cycles while retaining 80 percent capacity.

While the updated estimate applies to the latest iPhone models, Apple is also evaluating whether older models' estimates need revision.

For optimal battery health, users are advised to maintain temperatures between 62 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit, avoid hot environments during charging, and store older iPhones with a half-charge.

Furthermore, Apple plans to relocate one of the crucial battery metrics in iOS settings. In the upcoming iOS 17.4 update, currently in beta, the battery cycle count will be moved to a more intuitive location, streamlining user access to essential battery information. This change follows the introduction of the battery cycle count feature in iOS 17 last fall.