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Thursday July 25, 2024

Apple's new iPhone 16 to get removable batteries

Apple's new design is in line with the European Union's eco-design legislation passed last year

By Web Desk
June 30, 2024
Apple is working on new electrically induced adhesive debonding technology. — CNet/File
Apple is working on new "electrically induced adhesive debonding" technology. — CNet/File

Apple is months away from launching its highly anticipated iPhone 16 series. The tech company recently unveiled new iOS 18 features and updates in its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) and since then has been launching beta versions of the updates.

New reports suggest that Apple is reportedly working on a technology to facilitate easier replacement of iPhone batteries, Forbes reported.

The Information reported that Apple was developing a new "electrically induced adhesive debonding" technology.

Currently, batteries in an iPhone are glued to the chassis by an adhesive strip, and removing them is not easy. However, with the help of the new bonding technology, batteries would be released after applying "a small jolt of electricity".

According to reports, the new technology could be introduced in at least one iPhone 16 model and will be a part of the entire iPhone 17 line-up, which will be released in 2025.

The new move is in line with the eco-design legislation passed last year by the European Union. The law states that replacing batteries in a smartphone should be "feasible with no tool, a tool or set of tools that is supplied with the product or spare part, or basic tools."