The iPhone 11’s battery life improvements are actually more than just incremental
I upgraded from the 2 year old iPhone X, (which had a decent battery life itself) and one thing I realised is that the extra hours of battery life I get on my new iPhone 11 are the most impactful hours I’ve ever experienced.
Obviously more hours are better, but for the most time iPhones generally maintained about a day’s worth of battery life. With the iPhone 7 and beyond, Apple managed to build in more than a day’s worth of juice. This was important as it changed the way we used our iPhones – we no longer felt anxious if we used our phones all day and didn’t have a charger with us. Or if we were on a long flight or an abnormally hectic day.
Every year we get battery life improvements and they are incremental, but in 2019 this ‘incremental’ improvement is worth more than it seems. The value we get in the few hours we get in the 2019 iPhones are way more valuable per hour than ever before and that’s because we’re encroaching on 2 day battery life – or the ability to go without a charge for two days.
It may seem like 3 hours more, but it’s a way bigger deal and to be honest, something that makes the iPhone 11 models worth way more than on the spec sheets.