A Breakthrough In Battery Technology Means Your iPhone Might Last Twice As Long By Next Year

The news everyone wanted to hear​

The problem with the social media digital age is not, of course, that we spend too long on our devices but that the batteries in them don't last long enough.

Good news, then, that there appears to have been a breakthrough in the technology – and it has already been tested on an iPhone.

A company called SolidEnergy have apparently developed a rechargeable battery that is half the size of the ones currently used by Apple, but that offer just as much energy. Anyone who passed Year 1 maths will know that that means two could potentially fit into the body of a standard iPhone, meaning it would last twice as long.

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SolidEnergy's CEO Qichao Hu unsurprisingly claimed it was a very big deal indeed, telling MIT News: : "It is kind of the holy grail for batteries."

"With two-times the energy density, we can make a battery half the size, but that still lasts the same amount of time, as a lithium ion battery."

With the technology expected to by available next year, it looks like it won't be long before our assimilation into cyborgs can really pick up the pace.