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  • Apple Rumored to be Delaying Launch of a 5.5-inch iPhone Due to Battery Issues


    According to the Industrial and Commercial Times from Taiwan, Apple’s larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has been delayed and will launch in 2015. The report claims that the company is struggling with finding a sufficient battery that measures 2 mm or less to fit in the device’s “very thin” profile. The report also notes that Apple suppliers are referring to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 as the “iPhone Air,” which hasn’t been finalized as an official name for the device. If the claims are true, however, an iPhone Air would join Apple’s MacBook Air and the recently released iPad Air in carrying a similar name and delivering a product with a slim chassis.

    Previous reports indicated that Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will launch first this fall and have shared similar details about the 5.5-inch version being delayed due to production issues. A previous report from Reuters last month noted that Apple was having issues with in-cell production technology in the 5.5-inch version’s display with Japan Display, LG Display, and Sharp set to produce screens for the device.

    In addition to a larger screen and thinner design, Apple’s next-gen iPhone is expected to include a new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an upgraded camera featuring optical image stabilization. The Cupertino California is also said to be negotiating with carriers to increase the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.

    Source: Industrial and Commercial Times via Google Translate
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Rumored to be Delaying Launch of a 5.5-inch iPhone Due to Battery Issues started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Just make it 3mm. It's a cell phone - we don't need to shave with it.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      For an extra $100, I wanna be able to shave with it!
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      So as of now the 4.7 will be regular price and 5.5 will be 100 bucks more. Or will they both be 100 bucks more.
    1. Fenderbender's Avatar
      Fenderbender -
      Wouldn't it be sweet if you could shave with it though?
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      It would be sweet of Siri could be the mother of my children...
    1. Evaded's Avatar
      Evaded -
      I love my numerous Apple devices, but a $100 price hike might just move me over to Android.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      It would be sweet of Siri could be the mother of my children...
      And produce even snarkier versions of itself with attitude problems?
    1. clive.weller's Avatar
      clive.weller -
      I am still using an iPhone 4 that is 9mm thick and quite happy with it. Why is Apple so hell-bent on reducing the thickness all the time and causing themselves all sorts of problems. I would sooner have a thicker phone and a decent battery life as would millions of others.
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Just don't understand why the idiots at Apple can't figure out that we don't want the worlds thinnest device...we want something that will hold a charge for 48 hours...work on that you tools! Please.
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      The Jobs era is gone and Apple has not recovered and probably won't.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      I just hope they FINALLY stop making 8 and 16 gigabyte iPhones and step it up to 32, 64, and 128. I'm tired of them selling these dinky little phones that people fill with apps and photos in a matter of months, if not weeks or days. I wish they'd realize that larger capacity phones = more iCloud space to back up, = more money in their pockets.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Apple needs to get it together. Quick!
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Apple will still be a strong force for years. Their iPhones have sold out quicker every year, and more are sold every year than the previous model. Despite losing Steve, they are continuing to make good, solid products that people want.
    1. BUcLAo69's Avatar
      BUcLAo69 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Evaded View Post
      I love my numerous Apple devices, but a $100 price hike might just move me over to Android.
      Hmmm... Don't do that u'll regret it! I have use Android many many times and it really SUX I mean really SUX!!! Keeps getting this "FORCE CLOSE" messages when you moving too fast... Nothing like iOS it's smooth and fast and more reliable as well.....