Apple reportedly solves battery issue with 5.5-inch iPhone 6

By , Jun 3, 2014

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In the world of iPhone 6 rumors, the narrative thus far has been that Apple is working on two models: one with a 4.7-inch display and one with a 5.5-inch display. Both would feature similar specs, much like the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini.

Unfortunately, for those wanting the latter model, supply chain chatter has indicated that battery issues may push the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 launch into next year. But according to a new report, Apple has solved the issues and is back on track…

GforGames (via MacRumors) passes along the report from Chinese site Laoyaoba:

Reportedly, Apple intends on creating an extremely thin device, and in order to achieve this, the 5.5-inch iPhone needs to be fitted with a very slim battery. Sadly, Apple’s main battery supplier, Dynapack International Technology Corporation, hasn’t managed to keep up, but the good news is that Apple has now allegedly teamed up with a different battery supplier in order to beat the odds.

Based on these fresh reports, Sunwoda is the one who will now have the task of supplying the company with the necessary batteries, and based on these reports, Sunwoda will have the responsibility to produce roughly 20 million batteries (each at 40 yuan -> roughly $6.4 ).

Previous reports have said Apple is looking to build a total of 80 million iPhone 6 units in 2014. If true, that would mean a majority of them would be of the 4.7-inch model—which, for what it’s worth, was the most popular in our non-scientific poll.

In addition to larger, higher resolution displays, the iPhone 6 is said to feature a new iPad-like design, a faster A8 processor, an improved camera with image stabilization, and various new sensors. The handset is expected to be unveiled in September.

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  • http://mezcudi.tumblr.com/ Mezcudi

    Have to wait and see for now it’s.

    • Freddie Webster

      LMFAOOOOO THIS IS PERFECT

  • Domodo

    Didn’t Foxconn recently confirm they’re working on two different iPhones?

  • Muzamil Rahimi

    I think that mean iPhone 6 5.5 inch will release on this year

  • Steve Zou

    THERE WILL BE NO 5.5″ iPhone!

    • Jonathan

      Wrong 110%.

      • RarestName

        140% wrong.

      • Jonathan

        ∞ wrong.

    • blastingbigairs

      Wrong 210%.

  • Guest

    Needs a stylus to be great

    • Elias Chao

      Galaxy Note’s users will be jealous.

    • Straw hat

      Eww

  • Nabil El Hajjouti

    Very misleading title…

  • FrankensteinBlack

    SPOILER ALERT: “The iPhone 6 will have a lighted logo on the back!”
    Unsure if it will be used for alerts but remember, you heard it here first!!

    • Shisno

      Haha yea probably since they stopped the company from making the ones on 4s which I have on my old 4s a lit logo on the back, only reason why I had a hard time going to 5s lol

  • Brian 

    The 5.5-inch model is having battery problems due to slim battery manufacturing issues, but the 4.7-inch model isnt? So the 5.5-inch is going to have a different slimmer design as opposed to the 4.7? I dont understand these reports. If the 4.7 is fine why is the 5.5 having issues.