There have been many rumors about the next generation iPhones which Apple is expected to unveil this September. There has been chatter about Apple possibly facing manufacturing issues with its new smartphones though nothing has really been confirmed. Rumor has it that ultra-thin batteries for the next generation iPhone are proving to be tough to manufacture but if latest supply chain chatter is to be believed the issue might finally have been taken care of.
Taiwan based Economic Daily News reports today that Simplo Technologies, a company based in Taiwan, has been able to create batteries that are thin and flexible enough to be used in the iPhone 6. Apparently Samsung and LG Chemical, the existing suppliers, have both faced problems with this feat.
Apple’s next generation iPhones are believed to be thinner and lighter than their predecessors. Even though no major design changes are expected the reduction in thickness would call for significantly thinner internal components. Since the battery takes up much of the space inside the device Apple would no doubt need thinner batteries.
While it has been rumored countless times that the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models will be released together recent analyst predictions suggest that the latter might have been delayed until 2015 due to problems with the manufacturing of its metal casing.
It should be kept in mind though that we hear about production issues with upcoming Apple products almost every year and while the company has never confirmed in the past if it had actually faced any issues, they have never really upset its release cycles. So take all of this with a grain of salt.