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When the iPhone 14 lineup was announced last week, Apple touted that you can expect improved battery life across the board compared to the iPhone 13. Now, we have more details on the battery inside each iPhone 14 model, including the iPhone 14 Plus… which Apple says has the “best battery life ever in an iPhone.”
iPhone 14 battery sizes
In a filing on the Chemtrec website, Apple has published official details on the battery sizes of each of the iPhone 14 models. As expected, the iPhone 14 Plus battery is particularly impressive. There are also increases for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, while the battery in the iPhone 14 Pro Max is actually slightly smaller.
Here is the watt hour capacity for each of Apple’s iPhone 14 models, compared to their iPhone 13 predecessors:
- iPhone 14 – 12.68 watt hours
- iPhone 13 – 12.41 watt hours
- iPhone 14 Plus – 16.68 watt hours
- iPhone 14 Pro – 12.38 watt hours
- iPhone 13 Pro: 11.97 watt hours
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 16.68 watt hours
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 16.75 watt hours
The battery life of an iPhone is impacted by two primary factors: the size of the battery life and the efficiency of the processor inside the iPhone. This year, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have switched to a new A16 Bionic process that uses a new 4nm manufacturing process. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus use the 5nm A15 Bionic, which is still incredibly efficient but less so than the A16 Bionic.
Shrinking the fabrication process used for chip manufacturing generally results in a boost in efficiency. This will obviously counteract the fact that the iPhone 14 Pro Max features a negligibly smaller battery than the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Some additional statistics on the iPhone 14’s mAh battery stats have also emerged through a regulatory database in China.
- iPhone 14: 3279 mAh
- iPhone 13: 3227 mAh
- iPhone 14 Plus: 4325 mAh
- iPhone 14 Pro: 3200 mAh
- iPhone 13 Pro: 3095 mAh
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 4323 mAh
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 4352 mAh
iPhone 14 battery life: What to expect and how it compares to previous iPhones
Battery life gets a little boost with the iPhone 14 lineup. Follow along for a detailed look at how iPhone 14 battery life compares to iPhone 13, 12, and 11 including what to expect for iPhone 14 battery for video and audio playback.
The four iPhone 14 models feature the same general design as the iPhone 13 and 12 with flat sides. But with the iPhone 12 devices at a thickness of 0.29 inches (7.4 mm) and the iPhone 13 lineup at 0.30 inches (7.65 mm) thick, the iPhone 14 comes in at 0.31 inches (7.8 mm and 7.85 mm for the Pro). That includes a slightly increased battery life along with new camera modules.
iPhone 14 battery life: What to expect
Apple says the iPhone 14 devices offer the “Best battery life ever in an iPhone.”
- 1 hour longer battery life on iPhone 14 Pro than iPhone 13 Pro for video playback
- 1 hour longer battery life on iPhone 14 Pro Max than iPhone 13 Pro Max for video playback
- 1 hour longer battery life on iPhone 14 than iPhone 13 for video playback
- 7 hours longer battery life on iPhone 14 Plus than iPhone 13 for video playback (no direct predecessor for comparison)
Keep reading for more detailed battery life specs…
Looking more closely, iPhone 14 models offer about the same amount of audio playback as the iPhone 13 lineup. However, iPhone 14 Plus leads all models with 100 hours of audio playback.
Here is iPhone 14 battery versus iPhone 13, 12, and 11 by video playback and audio playback (not streamed) based on Apple’s tech specs.
All battery estimates from Apple below feature the “up to” qualifier on all of its specs pages.
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||iPhone 13 Pro Max||iPhone 12 Pro Max||iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|Battery for video playback||29 hours||28 hours||20 hours||20 hours|
|Battery for audio playback||95 hours||95 hours||80 hours||80 hours|
|iPhone 14 Plus||No predecessor|
|Battery for video playback||26 hours||–|
|Battery for audio playback||100 hours||–|
|iPhone 14 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 11 Pro|
|Battery for video playback||23 hours||22 hours||17 hours||18 hours|
|Battery for audio playback||75 hours||75 hours||65 hours||65 hours|
|iPhone 14||iPhone 13||iPhone 12||iPhone 11|
|Battery for video playback||20 hours||19 hours||17 hours||17 hours|
|Battery for audio playback||80 hours||75 hours||65 hours||65 hours|
|iPhone 13 mini||iPhone 12 mini|
|Battery for video playback||17 hours||15 hours|
|Battery for audio playback||55 hours||50 hours|