A new week is upon us, and we start off with yet another iPhone 6-related rumor. It almost seems like there’s not one week passing by without some new information and / or speculations regarding the next-gen iPhone to surface, but this should definitely bode well with the majority of Apple enthusiasts out there. Every piece of the puzzle we uncover brings us closer to the moment when we’ll find out what the next flagship phone has in store for us, and this time around, the latest rumors target the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in particular.
As some of you might recall, back in April we’ve come across reports suggesting that the “iPhablet” might not see the light of day earlier than 2015 due to battery supply issues. While some rumors have also indicated that the 5.5 incher will most likely be launched by the end of 2014, we haven’t really heard any other news regarding Apple’s battery conundrum; at least not until today. Check back after the break for details.
Apple Reportedly Solves the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s Battery Issues
Last time we’ve discussed the rumors concerning Apple’s battery supply chain we’ve mentioned that, according to the reports, the Cupertino giant’s suppliers have failed to meet the company’s demands, causing a delay in the handset’s launch date. 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 ).
This brings us to a slightly different topic, and that’s the iPhablet’s rumored price. Since Apple intends on manufacturing 80 million iPhones in 2014 (according to several rumors which surfaced earlier this year), and given the fact that the 5.5-inch model will account for 20 million smartphones out of 80 mill, this also indirectly confirms the theory that the iPhablet will be a more exclusive and pricier device.
Whether or not these speculations will come to pass remains to be seen, and since the iPhone 6’s launch date now appears to be out of the danger zone, we’ll hopefully learn more about the 5.5-inch iPhone’s price in the following months. We’ll keep you up to speed as soon as the story moves forward, so stay tuned for more.