iPhone 16: Rumors of being prepared a big change to make battery replacement easier

A new publication from The Information states that the Apple redesign its batteries iPhone to facilitate its replacement.

This move comes in response to European Union regulations that require manufacturers smartphones to make batteries easily replaceable by owners by 2025.

Apple has been focusing on DIY consumer repairs for two years now. People with iPhones can order parts and tools to replace parts of the phone, including the screen and cameras.

Replacing the battery is difficult iPhone 15. It requires special tools, including the “battery press”, which is a specialized machine. It is also attached to the phone with adhesive strips that must be carefully removed with tweezers. Breaking them requires a solvent to remove them.

According to the source of The Information, Apple is working to make this process more accessible with new technology and a redesign.

The company is working on a new technology called “electrically induced adhesive release.” It includes the metal battery housing, which allows people to detach the battery from the chassis using a small electric shock.

Sources say that Apple recommends users to go to professional repair due to the application of electricity.

Replacing the battery with a technician preferred by Apple will cost you $ 99. Doing it yourself will cost you more, because you need to buy the Apple repair tool kit, which costs $ 50.

Apple is said to be trying to get ahead of EU regulations, especially since the company was recently the first to be charged under the government’s new competition law.

In any case, the redesign The Information talked about could be the introduction of stronger batteries that do not need self-repair. Batteries must meet three criteria to escape the upcoming law.

First, they have to maintain the capacity of 83% after 500 full charges and 2.80% after 1000 charges.

The phones will also be water and dust resistant, rated up to IP67, something the iPhone has had since 2016’s iPhone 7.

Finally, the iPhone 15 meets the requirement of 1000 charges, but it is not clear if the current iPhone meets the criteria of 500 charges. U iPhone 14 does not meet this requirement.

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