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[* black] Battery info and comparison
[* black] The rectangular battery is held in place with a total of six GBs of RAM (Gooey Battery strips), and unfortunately does not share the streamlined removal process that the Pro phones have—to comfortably remove all those adhesive strips, you’re going to have to remove the loudspeaker in addition to the Taptic Engine.
[* black] That’s not to say that we don’t appreciate the stretch release adhesive—we <3 pull tabs!—but it does complicate the battery replacement process compared to its Pro siblings.
[* black] Apple boasted some small but worthwhile battery life improvements this year on the iPhone 11 (the Pro models got a bigger bump, but the XR was already ahead of the game in that arena, so the iPhone 11’s improvements are more subtle).
[* black] We couldn’t resist lining the iPhone 11’s battery up with its predecessor and doing some measuring: this year’s battery measures 40.81 x 96.93 x 3.97 mm, and weighs 44.1 g.
[* black] Compared to the XR’s battery, it’s ever so slightly smaller, but its capacity is 3110 mAh, which is about 7% more. That’s not huge, but probably accounts of the supposed hour bump the iPhone 11 gets over last year’s iPhone XR.
[* black] There’s only one connector on this rectangular battery, but it’s still included in Apple’s new hardware that improves battery health document, which is interesting. Maybe that means that the two cables in the 11 Pro were for bilateral charging after all, and there’s another health-boosting hardware difference the 11 line shares?