Report: New supplier found for the Apple iPhone 6 battery

Report: New supplier found for the Apple iPhone 6 battery
Back in April, we told you how Apple had been having a problem finding a supplier for the Apple iPhone 6's battery. For the next version of the device, Apple wants the cell to be no more than 2mm thick. The problem is that a regular smartphone battery weighs in at 2.8mm to 2.9mm thick. Last month, there was speculation that Apple had found a new vendor to supply it batteries for the Apple iPhone 6. According to this report, a company called Sunwoda would be replacing Apple's usual iPhone battery supplier, Dynapack International Technology Corporation.

On Tuesday, a new report was released that gave the name of Dynapack's replacement as Simplo, a company that produced batteries for the Apple iPad 3, together with Dynapack. Apple is looking for a greatly reduced size for the new iPhone battery, because of the thinner footprint expected on this year's iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone.

While Apple might have the battery size issue taken care of, the rumored capacity of the batteries for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone phablet might be disappointing to some. As we told you earlier this month, the cell for the Apple iPhone 6 is expected to be in the range of 1800mAh and 1900mAh, while the battery for the phablet is expected to be 2500mAh. But Apple optimizes the cell to provide better battery life, so this is one spec that we will have to table until we actually get to test the battery life on the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone models.

Just yesterday, we passed along a prediction from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has connections inside Apple, that the rumored 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet will be delayed due to problems with the in-cell touchscreen and the coloring on the metal casing. Kuo says that the phablet could end up being released in 2015. This is a rumor that keeps popping up from time to time.

While Apple might have solved the battery problem with the iPhone 6, it still appears to be having trouble getting the larger 5.5 inch version of the handset, to come to market on time. As far as Apple is concerned, getting the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 to launch on time, is probably the most important target it has at this point. The phablet will just have to be released as soon as possible.

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source: UDN (translated) via GforGames

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  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
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  • Battery 1810 mAh
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