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

Is Apple having a problem with the battery supplier for the new Apple iPhone?
A report from Chinese website 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.

White also had found a story in 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



1. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Wouldn't surprise me

2. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

3. GellerDoesDallas

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 26, 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.

26. Abdul92

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

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

27. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

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

4. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 624; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

5. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Good point. Seems like the title is troll bait.

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

23. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well there's a lot of your half brained buddies in here talkin trash +1

25. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

7. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 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?

9. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

10. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 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?

28. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

29. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 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

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, 640 x 1136? Not even HD?

11. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

13. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 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

16. sansam100

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 11, 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

17. vbisht0

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

19. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

20. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

22. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

so since Google made the Nexus Q here, its a made in china/USA war now??? GTFOH!!! why did anyone thumb this up?

24. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 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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