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Apple Solves Battery Issues with 5.5-Inch iPhone 6, Looks to Ship 20 Million Units in 2014

Recent rumors surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 have pointed to two models for the device: a 4.7-inch version set to launch later this year and a larger 5.5-inch version for late 2014 or early 2015. While Apple previously released the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c at the same time last year, reports have indicated that issues with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 battery life and display technology will force the company to launch both phones at separate times later this year.
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Now, a new report from Chinese site Laoyaoba (Google Translate, via GforGames) claims that Apple has solved its battery issues with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, as the company will partner with Chinese manufacturing company Sunwoda Electronics to manufacture 20 million batteries for the device. Apple's main battery supplier Dynapack will also help with production, however the Taiwanese-based company has reportedly struggled to keep up with demand.

The report also notes that Apple is aiming to build 20 million 5.5-inch iPhone 6 units by the end of this year, which follows a rumor last month that stated the company's desire to build a total of 80 million iPhone 6 units in 2014. If true, this would mean that the majority of iPhone 6 units would be of the smaller 4.7-inch version, perhaps indicating that the larger version will be hard to find until supplies improve later next year.

In addition to a larger screen, Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to include a thinner profile, a faster A8 processor, and an improved camera in the form of optical or electronic image stabilization. Apple has also included an option for developers to size apps for devices referred to as "Resizable iPhones" in its release of Xcode 6 earlier today, which likely further indicates that iPhones with larger displays are coming.

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22 weeks ago
Well, I guess now that the WWDC keynote is over, it's time for more sketchy rumors from unreliable sources about the iPhone.

This gets the front page, while a story about Apple changing its flagship programming language for the first time in a couple decades gets stuck in the iOS Blog.
Rating: 33 Votes
22 weeks ago

5.5" phone? Might as well put an iPad up to your face. /s


We can receive calls on Mac soon... So might as well put MacBook up to our face???
Rating: 29 Votes
22 weeks ago
5.5"iPhone would be a dream come true.
Rating: 18 Votes
22 weeks ago
5.5" phone? Might as well put an iPad up to your face. /s
Rating: 17 Votes
22 weeks ago
Best way to decide what size you want is to go into an MSFT store and play w/ the Lumias. They have everything from 4" to 6" right there next to each other.
Rating: 14 Votes
22 weeks ago
Now it's coming out sooner!
Rating: 12 Votes
22 weeks ago
Lets be realistic. Some people like smaller phones, some people like larger phones. 33% of smart phone users are using phones larger than 5 inches. Just because you don't like a larger phone does not mean someone else does not love it. I know for certain the iPhone 5s is way too small for me. I use an iPad air and a 27in iMac. I will have to weight my choices heavily between the 4.7 and 5.5. More than likely I will have to play with both in the store to determine the benefits vs the negatives. People complaining about the 5.5 in screen size should stop. The fact that Apple is giving people choices is a great thing.
Rating: 12 Votes
21 weeks ago
Wow! Lots of 5.5" haters on here. Here's a solution: don't buy it!

And please stop complaining how we might as well get it in iPad mini size while we're there. At one point I had a 5.7" Note 3 and an iPad Mini Retina and they are not even close in terms of size.

Keep calm and carry on :cool:
Rating: 10 Votes
22 weeks ago

Well, I guess now that the WWDC keynote is over, it's time for more sketchy rumors from unreliable sources about the iPhone.

This gets the front page, while a story about Apple changing its flagship programming language for the first time in a couple decades gets stuck in the iOS Blog.


This is why I stopped coming here. MacRumors has kinda become like IGN :)

(ooops I came back lol, don't like 9to5s layout)
Rating: 9 Votes
22 weeks ago
Funny how many people seem to think this is MacNewsFacts.com instead of MacRumors.com.
Rating: 9 Votes

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