Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus battery life stats are official

Apple has just unveiled the brand new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and we've got the first official stats about the battery life on the two new phones.

It's easy to summarize the changes in battery life: there are none.

What are the exact numbers? We start with the iPhone 6s (and the numbers are exactly the same ones that we had on the iPhone 6).

Apple iPhone 6s official battery life stats:

Talk time: Up to 14 hours on 3G
Internet use: Up to 10 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 11 hours on Wi‑Fi
HD video playback: Up to 11 hours
Audio playback: Up to 50 hours
Standby time: Up to 10 days

Then, there is the iPhone 6s Plus, which has the exact same battery life numbers as the iPhone 6 Plus. And here is how that breaks down by types of usage.

Apple iPhone 6s Plus official battery life stats:

Talk time: Up to 24 hours on 3G
Internet use: Up to 12 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on LTE, up to 12 hours on Wi‑Fi
HD video playback: Up to 14 hours
Audio playback: Up to 80 hours
Standby time: Up to 16 days

source: Apple

Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1715 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x



34. A-ForeveR

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

2GB confirmed by apple support.why can't they just mention on the webpage..jeez!

35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Is stuff like that even disclosed to Apple support? When I worked in support I wasn't given anything. I am still not given anything actually. lol

36. A-ForeveR

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

wat is the support for then??but that info did come from them..and i do want to believe it else ....

48. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Support is if you have a problem that needs dealing. Knowing exactly what a product is made out of doesn't count, unless it's food because it might have food allergies. Engineers know what's inside a product, not the call centre. Lol Still, it should be 2gb.

28. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

lol 750p

27. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014


23. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Need a confirmation on ram. 1 gig be a disappointment for sure.

15. rsiders

Posts: 2089; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Up to 14 hours of HD video playback eh?

22. AlikMalix unregistered

On a 16 GB phone that's one video of the same thing over and over for 14 hours. Sorry but I had to troll, 16GB isn't even funny. Good thing Apple pushed 64 and 128 for next tier a while back. Instead of what it used to be 32 and 64.

10. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

one thing I like about apple and this new devices is that they don't give a f*k wat other oems have implemented on their 2015 devices...they just confident on wat specs they hv implemented and I guess they have fully optimised them to match other oems specs. .eg camera with 2.2 f and 12mp ..and used software algorithms to stand against Sammy 1.9f or LG's 1.8f 16mp or Sony 23mp...all wat I mean is that Apple has tried to be itself and not follow or copy others way but implement their own ....a big lesson for oems eg Sammy to just abdicate going apple way in their devices and just be themselves and give consumers wat they've been known for specs. ..otherwise apple will still reap big even if no upgrade to their devices while others use a lot of effort to copy and still don't win or be the 'apple' brand they trying hard to be....

13. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Love How They Kept The Same Resolutions And Said f**k 2K LOL.

16. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I Doubt you'll be able to say that next year.

33. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yeah Cause They'll Use Some Weird Resolution That Will Be Higher Than 1080p But Less Than 1440p.

21. AlikMalix unregistered

I always said resolution is not a spec that requires upgrading. It would not improve my experience at all - my 5s is sharp! Now if I wanted to get a VR sort of equipment - then I see a benefit! I don't think specs are the epitome of future tech - I think overall UI as an extension and ease of ones abilities is what will differentiate future devises. Apple proven over and over that specs matter very little of you know what you're doing. With android it's easier to throw more ram and cores than to untangle the mess that is android just to take advantage of hardware properly. Doesn't matter as long as both ways deliver good experiences.

20. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

It's not like that they are confident. The average consumer of Apple don't know anything about specs. They just believe Apple is unique and superior than others. Eg. if they put the same 8mp and 1.2mp camera on iPhone 6s again, it will still be sold like hot cakes. ;)

43. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yeah You're Right.

47. engineer-1701d unregistered

what the hell have you smoked today remember quick view with gs4 and 5 put finger over item and it shows whats inside you apple fans all called it gimmick untill apple copied it

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

But The A9 Is A 14nm Soc And Its Still Not More Efficient Than The 20nm A8, That Doesn't Seem Right Now Does it. How Could The Battery Life Be The Same, Just Doesn't Make Any Sense Unless The Battery Capacity Of The 6s/6s plus Is Smaller than The 6/6 plus. If So That's Just Dumb.

7. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Batteries are smaller than 6/6+.

12. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That's Just Ridicules.

42. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They are 100% smaller

11. buccob

Posts: 2982; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I think the problem is that Force Touch needs a bit of battery AND the Always-On Siri will also take a toll on the battery life...

46. engineer-1701d unregistered

its a 16nm soc not all are samsungs 14

3. KickRocks

Posts: 285; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Same ole apple and their BS to fool the world!!

2. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Well thats garbage...

1. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

hahahah what a joke 1 gb ram and same old battery to fool the world and the world is fool to fall for it

8. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

It has 2GB of RAM, I did a livechat with Apple to confirm.

9. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 975; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Yay now people can multitasking sort-of with Instagram and Facebook, the same way they always have on an iPhone.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You did a live chat with Apple to confirm? I'm not calling get you a liar, but Apple never reveals ram. At no even have they done so.

19. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

If you don't believe me, do it yourself and see.

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