So according to the rumors, word has it that Apple is looking to launch two new iPhones later this year. There will allegedly be a 4.7-inch model and 5.5-inch model, although last we checked the 5.5-inch model could be delayed until the end of the year while the 4.7-inch model will launch around the same time that Apple typically launches their iPhones.
However according to a new report from Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times, it has been suggested that the 5.5-inch model has been delayed even further and could see a release in 2015 instead. This is apparently due to Apple struggling to find a battery that will fit its design and provide sufficient battery life at the same time.
Now it is no secret that larger and brighter displays will consume more battery power, so obviously a battery powering a 4.7-inch display will most likely have a shorter life if it were to power a larger 5.5-inch display. Bigger batteries are not an issue but to have it fit inside the next-gen iPhone, which we can only imagine will be slimmer than its predecessor, might prove to be difficult.
In any case we have to wonder if the rumors are true, will Apple not announce the larger iPhone later this year and save it for next? Or will they announce it anyway and make it available later? After all we can only imagine iPhone users will be extremely miffed if they plonked out money for a 4.7-inch model only to find out that there’s a 5.5-inch model that will launch a few months later, right?