iPhone 14, 14 Pro Smartphones Showing Unusual Battery Degradation
The Actual Problem Behind the iPhone 14’s Poor Battery
Some users of the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro have complaints resembling the days of “Batterygate”. They claim that less than a year after purchase, their devices are already exhibiting more battery degradation than anticipated. Which is a lot faster than previous iPhone users’ experiences. In July, Sam Kohl of AppleTrack tweeted that his iPhone 14 Pro had already depleted to 90 percent of its maximum capacity.
Kohl clarified the situation in a video published yesterday, saying that it makes it difficult for him to recommend the phone, especially given how much it costs at $999.
Apple says iPhone batteries should retain up to 80% of their original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles. The recent reports about the upcoming iPhone 15 series, suggest that the batteries will be 10 to 18 percent larger.
Kohl is not the only one who has noticed these figures. Joanna Stern, a senior tech columnist for the Wall Street Journal, recently stated in her newsletter that her iPhone 14 Pro is currently showing a battery capacity of 88 percent. And assuming you don’t have AppleCare or any extended service plan, replacing the battery on an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro after the device has passed its one-year guarantee will cost more. The cost increased by $30 last year, from $69 for older devices to $99. But at least these days, you can always fix it yourself if you don’t want to travel to an Apple Store or other third-party repair facility.
So far, there have been no comments from Apple about the latest iPhones draining the battery rapidly.