Apple just announced its shiny new weasel records for 2021, and among many annual oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Improvements, increased battery capacity is one of the significant improvements across the entire iPhone 13 lineup.
On average, the battery size has jumped 13 percent over last year’s models, which means we’re getting close to the battery size seen in the Nintendo Switch, but in a smartphone.
In fact, the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 16.75 Wh battery means it outperforms the Nintendo Switch’s 16 Wh battery. The same battery can be found in the upcoming OLED model for the Nintendo Switch.
Of course, apart from simply comparing the capabilities, there is little reason to pit the two devices against each other, since they both do different things. The iPhone 13 Pro Max needs to be turned on all day as it is primarily a communications device, while the Switch is a dedicated gaming platform and doesn’t need to do things like connect to 5G signal towers and the like. It’s also worth noting that the iPhone 13 Pro Max features a higher resolution display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Oh, and it costs a whopping $ 1,099 / £ 1,049.
However, it’s interesting to note that when the Switch was released in early 2017, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were Apple’s current phones. The iPhone 7 has a 7.45 Wh battery, while the larger iPhone 7 Plus has an 11.10 Wh version. This gives you a good idea of how far smartphones have come in the life of the Switch.