The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have been in the hands of everyday users for just over a week now, and many continue to report something they would not have expected when they got a brand new phone: battery life issues.
Apple claims that the iPhone 14 Pro gets a battery life of up to 23 hours. The company says that the iPhone 14 Pro Max increases that up to 29 hours. Both estimations are based on video playback.
Now, Apple is usually quite conservative when it comes to battery life and users are normally quite surprised at just how long their new iPhone's battery lasts. However, that is not the case with a number of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users. Many are reporting unusually low battery life for a brand new iPhone:
While the AW Ultra's battery life is incredible, that's not the case for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Could be an iOS 16 thing, but I am struggling to make a full day out of it.September 26, 2022
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It's unclear if the issue is the phone or the software
While many of the users reporting battery issues have one of Apple's latest Pro iPhone models, it isn't limited to those alone. Other users have been reporting battery life issues since updating to iOS 16 with their existing iPhones.
So, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are certainly to be scrutinized the most, it's currently unclear if the battery life issue has more to do with the actual phone or the software that is running on it.
Apple has not publicly acknowledged a widespread issue with battery life on either the iPhone 14 Pro or iOS 16, but it seems to be affecting enough people that the company is likely investigating it. Hopefully, we'll get a software update in the near future that takes care of the problem.
The iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max are all on sale now. The iPhone 14 Plus will launch worldwide on Friday, October 7.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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