Apple could add a new fast charging feature in the iPhone 7, according to latest reports.
The technology, the likes of which have already been added by a number of manufacturers including Samsung, Huawei and Vivo, can give a phone hours worth of power after just a few minutes of charge due to upgrades in the capabilities of the charging cable.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7, for example, can regain 50 percent of its battery power after being charged for just 10 minutes.
It is seen as a more viable alternative to including a bigger battery in smartphones, something which would be more difficult for manufactures to include in today’s thinner handsets.
The latest reports emerged on Twitter and claim to be taken from the Apple’s production chain in China.
The reports claim the iPhone 7 will include “five volt two amp charging” which would be almost double the amount of electrical current’s in the charger of the iPhone 6.
— The Malignant (@the_malignant) August 14, 2016
While there have been many rumours, leaked images and videos claiming to show some feature or another this is the first time fast charging has mentioned in relation to the iPhone 7.
Some reports from earlier this year claimed that the iPhone 7 will include a larger battery than its predecessor.
A post on Chinese social media site Weibo claimed that Apple would be slightly increasing the battery capacity on the iPhone 7 to 1,735 mAh from the 1,715 mAh battery found in the iPhone 6S, with the larger iPhone 7 Plus rumoured to include a 2,810 mAh battery.
Other features rumoured to make it onto the iPhone 7 is a new smart connector that is set to replace the 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as a dual camera and possible waterproof technology.
The iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled on September 7th and available in store one week later, according to latest reports.