Apple solves battery issue on 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6?

Apple solves battery issue on 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6?
Last month, we passed along a story that the 5.5 inch version of the Apple iPhone 6 might be delayed until next year. The reason for the delay was Apple's inability to find a battery supplier who could meet the specs required by the tech titan. In order for Apple to get the battery to fit into the rumored 6mm thin device, the size of the cell reportedly had to come in at 2mm or thinner. A normal smartphone battery is 2.8mm to 2.9mm thick.

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

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19 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

Hppefully it lasts longer than the 6 hour Note 3..

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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....

19. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Are you saying that the Note 3 doesn't last for a long time? Mine does though...far longer than 6 hours...

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Does Apple really have to build devices that thin is my question? o.O

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Portly is not considered sheik.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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).

18. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

*chic* Sheik- (in Islamic countries) the patriarch of a tribe or family

11. Sauce unregistered

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.

16. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"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.

17. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

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.

13. Desmortibus

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I agree, especially when overwhelmingly people want better battery life for their smartphones more than any other feature.

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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.

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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.

7. janekkubek

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

My iphone 4 does. But i am not power-gamer.

5. Desmortibus

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

In a country where people are getting so "large" this obsession with "thin" for their tech appliances seems totally surreal !!!!

9. wilsong17 unregistered

there is no 5.5 inch some people need to stop smoking that apple juice is all lies

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah 2000 mah, thats huge. Seriously how ipads have great battery life(witness here) and how puny iphones have measly small batteries.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My Coolpad 9976a has a thin 4000 mAH battery in it....gives me a good day+ of power/juice....

15. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

That extra 1.5" + dimensions are a whole diff thing buddy and out of curiosity how's the dev support for this device of yours?

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