Apple’s new in-house power management chip would be the most advanced in the industry, according to the sources, and could have processing capabilities that allow it to better monitor and control power consumption among various components. That means iPhone users could expect devices capable of delivering better performance on lower power consumption.

I’ve owned an iPhone 4, 5, 5S, 6 Plus, and 6S Plus. I’ve worn down the batteries on all of them. My 6S Plus can barely last 6 hours using just Safari, Twitterrific, WhatsApp, and Mail. I think I did it by burning the power cycles too fast. Wouldn’t it be nice if my iPhone told me that if it’s being charged too often or when is the best time to leave it charging?

My iPhone should learn which notifications I always dismiss or open like Messages versus Mail. It should learn which apps I would like to use background refresh like Twitterrific and not Pinterest. It should learn to turn off apps that I use sporadically, like Waze. Wouldn’t it be cool if my iPhone can properly manage each app’s power consumption without my intervention?

Apple to design power chips in-house as early as 2018