If rumors coming in from the Asia-based supply chain are true, then Apple may have begun getting the supply chain primed up to begun the production of its next generation iPhone. Though mass production has reportedly not begun as yet, rumor has it that iPhone 6 battery orders have already been placed by Apple. Simplo Technology and Desay Battery Technology have apparently been tapped by Apple to provide the components. Dynapack, which supplies batteries for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c hasn’t received any orders as yet, according to rumors.

Since mass production has not yet begun, it could point towards the possibility of Apple sticking with its traditional release cycles. Countless rumors have suggested in the past that the iPhone 6 is actually going to be released in summer.

For the last couple of years Apple has been launching new iPhones in fall, and if mass production hasn’t already begun, there’s a slim chance that it will risk releasing a new smartphone without adequate supply.

The company is expected to launch two new iPhones this year as well. Apparently the iPhones will have 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays. Not much is known about the design or specifications as yet, and Apple is probably not going to reveal anything until its ready to make an official announcement.

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  • 1334x750
  • 326 PPI
8 MP
  • f/2.2 Aperture
1810 mAh
    1GB RAM
    • A8
    • None
    ~$265 - Amazon
    129 g
    Launched in
    Storage (GB)
    • 16
    • 64
    • 128