Regulatory filings in China have revealed a number of interesting details about Apple’s newest iPhones.
According to a new report from Chinese website MyDrivers (via MacRumors), filings made by Apple with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (TENAA) disclose the battery size and RAM capacity of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.
Apple has filed many products with TENAA — China’s version of the FCC — over the years, and there is a track record of them being factually accurate, so there’s no reason to doubt these latest ones.
According to the filings, the certification received by the A2104 (the iPhone XS Max) shows that Apple’s new flagship will come with 4 GB of memory and a 3174 mAH battery.
The iPhone XS, on the other hand, given its smaller display, will have a 2658 mAH Li-Ion battery and the same 4 GB RAM size as its bigger brother, the XS Max.
Furthermore, the TENAA certifications unveil that the iPhone XR is the only new iPhone which will come with only 3 GB of RAM, the same amount available in the previous Apple flagship model, the iPhone X. Interestingly, the less-pricey iPhone XR is supposed to ship with a 2942 mAH battery, a higher capacity than the 2658 mAH battery available in the iPhone XS and the 2716 mAH battery of the previous-gen iPhone X.
It’s important to keep in mind that, until third-party testing, it’s difficult to determine what these battery capabilities mean for end-users. Plus, it often takes software updates to fully realize the battery improvements from one generation device to the next.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max officially arrive in stores on Friday, September 21 with pre-orders ongoing. Pre-orders for the iPhone XR begin on Friday, October 19 in many locations with sales starting one week later on Friday, October 26.