The iPhone 13 Mini is out Friday, and whereas it has quite a lot of welcome enhancements over the 12 Mini, it shares one limitation with its predecessor: the 13 Mini remains to be restricted to peak energy supply of up 12 watts over MagSafe wi-fi charging, in accordance with an Apple support document (via MacRumors). Which means it, just like the 12 Mini, has a decrease most MagSafe charging pace than the remainder of the iPhone 13 lineup, which might all cost at as much as 15 watts over MagSafe.

Whereas it may be disappointing to listen to that the smallest iPhone can cost slower over MagSafe, it does have improved battery life. Apple says it’s best to stand up to 1.5 hours extra battery life than you’d with the iPhone 12 Mini, so chances are you’ll not must cost the 13 Mini as typically.

That stated, the 13 Mini presents much less battery life than the remainder of the iPhone 13 fashions, and it may well nonetheless run out shortly. Right here’s Dieter Bohn’s early impressions, from his overview:

Nevertheless, I do have an early impression of the iPhone 13 Mini’s battery life. It’s that Apple’s one-and-a-half hour longer declare appears cheap, however that’s faint reward. I used the iPhone 12 Mini lots over the past yr, and what I stated after I first reviewed it turned out to be true: when you use this little telephone prefer it’s an enormous smartphone, you’ll drain the battery by early afternoon and even lunch.

The iPhone 12 and 13 Minis are supposed to be minimalistic each in dimension and in addition in how a lot you employ them. If you’re consistently utilizing your telephone all day, the smaller battery within the Mini isn’t more likely to be sufficient.


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