Analyst: Apple working on large battery tech for 2019 iPhones

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple is working on large-capacity battery technology for its smartphones.

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The reason? New 3D sensing and augmented reality functions expected to come to the iPhone's rear camera in 2019 will require more power consumption. Kuo predicts that Apple's key technologies will allow the company to create the required space for even larger batteries. And he thinks that the tech giant will instead use rigid-flex printed circuit board (RFPCB) batteries instead of flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) technology, as some expect.