A few months ago, Apple made the first big announcement that it would be discontinuing its lithium-ion battery technology in favor of a smaller, lighter, and cheaper lithium-air battery, and that was it for the foreseeable future.
Now, that decision is about to be reversed.
The company is reportedly preparing to launch a new battery that will use lithium-polymer and nickel-metal hydride as the materials of choice, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The news comes as Apple continues to roll out a new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as the next-generation iPad.
While Apple has been pushing the new battery with various devices, such as the upcoming iPad Pro and the rumored 7th generation iPad Pro, the company has never revealed exactly what it’s going to use for the next iPhone or iPad.
The new battery, which is expected to be released later this year, will be able to store up to 200 percent more energy than its predecessor.
Apple has not specified exactly how much capacity it is planning to increase its battery capacity.
Apple has been aggressively pushing its new batteries, as its competitors have been using the same materials, but the new lithium-aluminum battery is different in several ways, as the Wall St Journal notes.
One of the most obvious differences is that Apple has opted for nickel- and aluminum-based battery materials.
The battery is also made of aluminum, a much lighter material than the material used in other Apple devices, which are made from carbon.
The biggest difference, however, is the size of the battery, as Apple has decided to make its battery a lot smaller than that of the current iPhones and iPads.
The Journal also points out that the battery will also be a lot thinner than that used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and it is expected that the device will be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple is also expected to introduce a new “next-generation” iPad Pro as well, which will include a new Apple-designed OLED screen.
The new iPad Pro will likely be a smaller device than the one that was introduced last year, which was powered by the Apple A8 processor.
Apple’s next-gen iPad Pro is rumored to have a larger display, larger battery, better camera, and a new A9 processor.