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Is Apple having a problem with the battery supplier for the new Apple iPhone?

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Is Apple having a problem with the battery supplier for the new Apple iPhone?
A report from Chinese website Sina.com which was discovered by Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, says that an unnamed battery manufacturer is having problems producing cells for the next iteration of the Apple iPhone. The report says that the company has been able to meet Apple's strict standards with only 30% of the batteries that roll off the assembly line. The company is trying to resolve the problem as Apple starts to ramp up production of the 6th generation Apple iPhone prior to an expected late September-early October launch. The battery in the iPhone cannot be removed by the device's user.

The battery inside the Apple iPhone

The battery inside the Apple iPhone

White also had found a story in ifeng.com that suggests that Apple is trying to get the next Apple iPhone pushed out at the end of August. The analyst believes that the phone will be launched in September, in time for sales of device to be counted in Apple's fiscal quarter ending in September. Last year, the Apple iPhone 4S launched in October pushing revenue and profits to its fiscal first quarter of 2012.

The 6th generation of the Apple iPhone is expected to feature a larger screen approaching 4 inches with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 640 x 1136. The new unit should also be equipped with a re-designed 19 pin connector and 4G LTE connectivity.

source: Sina via  AppleInsider

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posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:12 8

1. EclipseGSX (limited) (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Wouldn't surprise me

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:21 2

2. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Yeah battery life will be really important for this iPhone since it's rumored to have Lte, a lager screen and a faster processor.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:23 3

3. GellerDoesDallas (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Well let's see it's got 4g LTE radio in there the a5x processor, but they really don't have enough room to fit a bigger battery like they did with the new iPad so yeah is going to have bad battery life.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:45 3

26. Abdul92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


How can you make that assumption. Why would the phone need the A5X chip with quad GPU. That whole thing makes no sense.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 16:14 1

27. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


or they may use the new powerVR series 6 GPU ..would save them some power with high performence

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:23 5

4. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Yea not really... who didn't have issues producing their flagship this year.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:29 9

5. tedkord (Posts: 4734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Change the headline guys, its misleading. It's not Apple having battery issues during testing, its a supplier having problems producing them.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:00 12

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Good point. Seems like the title is troll bait.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:43 4

21. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


They didn't say Apple was the source of the issues, just that the iPhone has battery issues. In the article, it expands the point that the batteries are basically failing standards tests set forth by Apple, and that the manufacturer is trying to resolve the issue.

The title is accurate and no one with half a brain is going to walk away thinking this is Apple's fault.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:02 2

23. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well there's a lot of your half brained buddies in here talkin trash Snig...lol

+1

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:45

25. tedkord (Posts: 4734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Snig, I don't know when they changed the article headline, so I don't know if you saw the original. When the story was first published, the link headline was, "Is Apple having battery issues during testing?" (paraphrase, I'm not sure if that's the EXACT wording).

That's misleading, making like Apple is testing the new iPhone, and it's either draining in hours or exploding.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:33 5

6. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I never understood the reason behind encapsulating the battery as to make it impossible to remove or exchange. Plain stupid, if you ask me. The iPhone keeps sounding as less of an exciting and unique product by the day.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:48 3

7. dcgore (Posts: 206; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


It's design, to make the phone look more "beautiful." I have to say the HTC One X has great asthetics, could you say it is due in part to having an encapsulated battery?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:53 4

9. tedkord (Posts: 4734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It may be part aesthetics, but is also the fact that if you don't have to add in the structure for a removable battery, you can fit a larger battery in the same sized phone. That's great when you have a phone like the RAZR Maxx, but most other phones is impractical, for me.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:54 3

10. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


yea I guess its so stupid that HTC is doing it now in their EVO LTE and Motorola in both Razr and Razr Maxx... yea real stupid, cuz you really should have a flimsy door that pops off everytime you drop the phone and everything spills everywere. Your right, I never understood it either,,, I mean how else am I supposed to reboot my device when it freezes right?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 16:22 1

28. EclipseGSX (limited) (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I agree, i would prefer a removable battery so I have the option for a bigger one or if it somehow goes bad. But to answer your question, the power button is able to override the operating system if it in fact freezes.

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 23:27

29. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


my question was actually sarcasm. As far as being worried about changing your battery, you shouldnt have to. When a manufacturer produces a good product you dont need to change your battery for years, and by the time you need to its already time for an upgrade. As for needing an extended battery, the iPhone, HTC EVO LTE, Droid RAZR and RAZR MAX, etc all have such excellent battery life that an extended battery is overkill, but if you would need one there are cases out there such as the Mophie that get the job done fine.

I mean think about it. How many tablets out there have battery doors to change the battery... and nobody complains. Battery doors are about as useless as extendable antennaes

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:53 7

8. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


lol, 640 x 1136? Not even HD?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:57 5

11. tedkord (Posts: 4734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


At this screen size/pixel density, you wouldn't see the difference anyway.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:02 7

13. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


#facepalm...

here come the android users to tackle this article...

guys chill out!!! you had a great release yesterday with Jelly Bean and the new nexus line...

let apple users come in and comment on the news if they want... GEEZ!!!

PhoneArena why???????????????????????

yall know the title of this is gonna attract the wrong attention.

smh LOL

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:11 3

16. sansam100 (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


U asshole iphone barely freezez and if it does u don't have to pull out the battrey the the two buttons will do the job

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:15 4

17. vbisht0 (banned) (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


seems like apple's got a lot of problems to face before iphone's release..!!

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:24 2

19. Stuntman (Posts: 715; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I'm sure that any device has issues during development. That is why it isn't released yet. All devices go through testing cycles to ensure bugs are ironed out and fixed before the product is released. What really matters is the final product when it is released.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:30 7

20. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


This is the price ifools have to pay when they purchase an overpriced chinese product:-P.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:01 2

22. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


so since Google made the Nexus Q here, its a made in china/USA war now??? GTFOH!!!

why did anyone thumb this up?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:10 3

24. LOLpple (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


It's an apple product, of course it's going to have issues at launch, which apple will aggressively deny and blame it on user error. I see the future btw.

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