Why Apple will never replace a Lithium Ion battery
Posted On July 14, 2021
Lithium ion batteries, which are generally considered safer than lithium polymer batteries, are still the most widely used batteries in laptops.
Apple is currently working on a new Lithium Battery, which it claims will have a “50 percent” longer lifespan than current lithium polymer models.
The battery is expected to launch this fall, but it will likely be only for Apple’s products, and will not be sold on the open market.
The new battery, dubbed “AiroPro,” will reportedly feature a higher capacity than lithium battery cells in a range of price points, according to The Verge.
The AiroPro battery will reportedly have a capacity of 10,000mAh, which is the same capacity as a Lithion battery.
The same spec is shared by both the current and future iPhone models, according the report.
Apple has already made it clear that it plans to replace Lithium batteries in its new MacBooks with other types of batteries, including batteries made by LG, Samsung, Panasonic, and others.
The batteries will likely have an increase in capacity, which Apple has previously said would be a benefit to users.
Apple has also previously stated that it would replace a battery in its MacBook Pro with a higher-capacity battery if it ever needed to do so.
Apple recently launched its own version of the new Airo Pro battery.
Apple said it would make the battery smaller and lighter to be “just a little bit more efficient.”
Apple said the new battery would cost $299.99, but that price will likely drop as more models are launched.