Apple allegedly brings new supplier on board to help solve iPhone 6 battery production woes

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Problems with mass production of ultra-thin batteries is among the reasons cited for a rumored delay of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model.

Last month, Asian sources said both LG Chemical and Samsung, Apple’s battery cell suppliers for the iPhone, were struggling to produce battery components measuring 2mm or less.

Apple’s technical requirements apparently pose technical challenges as standard smartphone batteries have a thickness of roughly 2.8 – 2.9 millimeters. A new report alleges that Apple has now solved the issue by bringing a new supplier on board, Hsin Chu, Taiwan-based Simplo Technologies…

As reported by Taiwan’s Economic Daily News [Google translate], via GforGames, Simplo Technologies has already solved the battery design bottleneck. Dynapack, one of Apple’s main suppliers which produces the iPhone 5 batteries, has not been so lucky and has now fallen off the radar.

In addition to Simplo, another Taiwanese supplier, Desai, will be supplying Apple with ultra-thin iPhone 6 batteries as well, although it still hasn’t solved production woes. As for Simplo, it’s already provided a flexible thin unit that meets Apple’s demands, the story goes.

Apple has several patents on flexible battery designs specifically conceived for wristwatches and other bendable or ultra-thin mobile devices.

Earlier in the week, KGI Securities’ well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variant could be pushed back to 2015 due to issues with the manufacturing of its metal casing.