Following reports earlier this year that suppliers' struggles to produce an adequate volume of wafer-thin batteries for the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may contribute to an early 2015 launch for the device rather than a late 2014 launch alongside the smaller 4.7-inch model, a new report from Chinese media sources (via GforGames) suggests the problem may have been solved as Apple has found a new supplier capable of meeting demand.

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iPhone 5s with physical mockups of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

The report claims that Dynapack has been pushed to sidelines of Apple's supply chain as Simplo and Desai become the main suppliers of batteries for the rumored iPhone 6. While Desai reportedly is struggling to work within Apple's design constraints, Simplo supposedly has designed a workaround that allows it to produce mass quantities of the thin, but efficient battery module. If this report is accurate, then battery supply may not be an issue for Apple going forward.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 at a media event around its usual September timeframe. The next-generation iPhone is rumored to feature a larger display, thinner design, improved camera optics, enhanced Touch ID sensor and a new, faster A8 processor.

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sshambles Avatar
88 months ago
Following reports (https://www.macrumors.com/2014/04/22/apple-delaying-5-5-iphone-air-battery/) earlier this year that suppliers' struggles to produce an adequate volume of wafer-thin batteries for the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may contribute to an early 2015 launch for the device rather than a late 2014 launch alongside the smaller 4.7-inch model, a new report from Chinese media sources (http://udn.com/NEWS/FINANCE/FIN3/8803991.shtml) (via GforGames (http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/iphone-6-battery-design-solved-44444/)) suggests the problem may have been solved as Apple has found a new supplier capable of meeting demand.

Longest sentence ever is long and requires punctuation and editing.
Found that difficult to read in one take.
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Rogifan Avatar
88 months ago
Interesting that this shows up on the iOS blog when the original story was front page news. I guess "Apple sacrificing battery life for the sake of thinness" rumor generates more negativity and thus more clicks so it gets front page status. :rolleyes:
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Yvan256 Avatar
88 months ago
I don't like the idea of a supplier doing a "workaround" of Apple's specifications.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RightMACatU Avatar
88 months ago
See... this picture is proof that you can not only hold a 5.5" iPhone with one hand but that you can hold THREE! :p
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AstronomyiPhone Avatar
88 months ago
Does it have battery issues or doesn't it?

We've been going back and forth for quite a while now; at a certain point, you have to just sit and wait for the announcement.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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