Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has delayed the iPhone 6 because of issues relating to the device’s battery, or at least that’s what rumors suggest. Stories about supplier problems with the Phablet sized iPhone 6 have been circulating all Summer, with little confirmation from Apple. Today’s news, which is itself unconfirmed, suggests that those problems have been solved.
According to the report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, a Taiwanese supplier will solve the problems that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been having with the iPhone 6 battery. Rumors suggested that the Cupertino company’s current battery suppliers, which include Samsung, have been unable to mass produce batteries of the right size and flexibility.
iPhone 6 battery problems solved
According to the Taiwanese report, Simplo Technologies is able to manufacture batteries of the right thickness and flexibility for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Reports suggested that Apple was looking for batteries that were just 2 millimeters deep, much smaller than the current generation of batteries used in the company’s smartphones.
Battery technology is becoming a big problem for companies like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Consumers are hoping to see their phones last longer, while keeping them incredibly thin and light. This is basically impossible and companies have been getting creative with their solutions to the problem. As screen technology has become more efficient, bigger displays have actually added to battery life because they allow bigger batteries to be attached to the device.
Apple has fallen behind in this regard, leaving consumers with smaller screens and shorter batteries. The iPhone 6 was supposed to solve this problem, offering a huge phone with a great battery life, but the company’s desire to see the new smartphone have a slim profile won out and added to a litany of problems Cupertino is facing in producing the outsized smart phone.
Apple iPhone 6 delay very likely
The major thread of rumors around the next generation smartphones from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) suggest that the company is set to release two different models, a 4.7 inch standard iPhone and a 5.5 inch monster iPhone. Both are likely to be named the iPhone 6, likely with an added letter emphasizing the difference between the two. What’s causing problems for analysts is the expected release date of the bigger iPhone 6.
A number of problems with the production of the device, including problems with the battery, have caused analysts to predict that its release may be delayed beyond that of the standard iPhone 6. Apple is also said to be facing problems with the device’s metal casing, and even the touch screen, something Apple has been doing right for years, is apparently facing production problems.
Ming-Chi Kuo, who works as a financial analyst for KGI Securities, reckons that these production problems could push the release of the bigger iPhone 6 back to 2015. There is already a lot of pent up demand for a large iPhone, and Apple’s staggered release may hurt the company’s sales of one or both devices. Analysts are split on the issue. Apple fans are just waiting for the iPhone 6 to hit.