Apple solves battery issue on 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6?
posted by Alan F. / Jun 02, 2014, 9:08 AM
The good news is that Apple has found a supplier, and it is not its Dynapack International Technology Corporation, the company Apple has turned to for its iPhone batteries in the past. Instead, Apple is planning on buying 20 million batteries from Sunwoda at 40 Yuan each ($6.40 USD).
Thanks to that bit of rumored information, we can compute that Apple plans on building 20 million units of its phablet-sized iPhone this year. Considering that earlier reports had Apple building a total of 80 million units of the iPhone in 2014, only 25% of those phones being built will be the larger 5.5 inch model. That would seem to indicate that the phablet will carry a premium price, possibly more than many were expecting.
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source: Laoyaoba (translated) via GforGames
Hppefully it lasts longer than the 6 hour Note 3..
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 9:12 AM 2
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Don't be surprised if there are 'iSsues' with the new battery. I doubt Apple has done mean time to failure testing with the new battery. There is a reason the current supplier could not deliver a battery pack that was 2mm thick/thin....
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 10:27 AM 3
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Does Apple really have to build devices that thin is my question? o.O
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 9:13 AM 2
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Portly is not considered sheik.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 9:17 AM 0
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Portly is not considered cheap more likely is the case. If they kept the thickness the same and added a larger batter it would cost them more money. This way they can skimp on actual product value and replace it with (at this point) gimmicky thinness and call it revolutionary, beautiful, amazing, extraordinary, etc without it costing them a dime (they will even save on metal costs).
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 10:22 AM 3
When people rag on the HTC M8, and other phones, for being bulky and heavy, I'd assume so (especially being that a new size is coming to Apples lineup). Comfort and ease of use is a big part of Apples DNA. It's in their blood. Not ragging on HTC at all, or other heavier phones, but really…what is the problem? It's not like people will be holding a graham cracker in their hand… Gotta give credit to companies who make thin or small phones who can pack all that hardware inside.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 10:34 AM 0
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"who make thin or small phones who can pack all that hardware inside." Well that's the prob..."all that hardware" WILL face a final compromise that'll be deemed counter productive; either the batt capacity will be cut down OR SoC under clocked lower than it's optimal potential. Half the time people rag on M8 more on HTC's allergy to 3000mAh batts instead of its heft.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 11:56 AM 0
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HTC has a long record for shoving anemic batteries into otherwise great devices. Back in the day I had an HTC "Star Trek" on Verizon, and Verizon required them to double the battery size before they would sell it. Worked great with the big battery, except the new battery door kept breaking off because it wasn't engineered for such a large battery. Samsung wasn't much better back then, but they've gotten the message. Verizon required Samsung to pack in an extra battery with the Samsung Blackjack because the battery life was abysmal. The Blackjack 2 had a monster battery in it though, on Verizon, again.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 12:14 PM 0
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iphone needs good battery life like others ( samsung sony htc lg ) having a thin phone is good but battery life more important. my friends who have iphone says iphone cant make it to the end of day.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 9:16 AM 4
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My friend who has 5S says that he can make one day relatively easily, but two is possible with very very frugal use. Considering how other portable Apple products (Macbooks and iPads) have excellent battery lives, iPhone is bit dissapointing.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 9:26 AM 1
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My Coolpad 9976a has a thin 4000 mAH battery in it....gives me a good day+ of power/juice....
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 11:04 AM 0
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