Earlier this week, Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities said that issues with the in-cell touch panel and metal casing could delay the launch of the long-rumored 5.5-inch “iPhone 6.” A new report says that battery supply issues have also been a factor in the apparent delay. The good news: this is no longer an issue, according to Taiwanese media (via G for Games).
The report says that Apple has replaced iPhone 5 battery supplier Dynapack with Simplo, after the former was unable to provide a product that matched Apple's specifications. The Taiwan-based Simplo has been tasked with providing batteries for the next-generation iPhone. Another supplier, Desai, is also expected to provide batteries to Apple. For now, however, only Simplo has “provided a flexible thin unit that meets Apple’s demands.”Apple is expected to unveil a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 at a media event in September. The 5.5-inch model may be delayed until 2015. In addition to having a larger screen, the new model may feature an “A8″ processor, which could push speeds to heights never before seen on iOS devices. The iPhone 6 could also come with a better camera, sapphire glass display, and other advancements. See also: The Apple iPhone 5s remains the world's most popular smartphone, and Apple finally broke away from Samsung as TSMC began shipping A-series chips in Q2. Image: iPhone 6 mockup from Mark Pelin