A Tuesday report says that Apple has solved its purported construction problems for building the ultra-thin batteries destined for use in its next-generation iPhones, by bringing a new Taiwanese manufacturing partner into the fold.
Hsin Chu, Taiwan-based Simplo Technologies is said to have been able to craft batteries thin and flexible enough for the so-called “iPhone 6,” a feat apparently not able to be matched by current suppliers Samsung and LG Chemical. The report comes via Taiwan’s Economic Daily News and was noted by GforGames.
Reports of construction delays for Apple’s new iPhone first floated to the top in April. The new device’s design is allegedly set to call for a battery less than 2 millimeters thick. Quite a reduction from the battery that powers the current-generation handsets.
While Apple is expected to debut two new iPhones this year, both with larger screens and form factors than their current batch of handsets. Multiple reports have suggested that the larger of the two handsets, the 5.5-inch model, is facing manufacturing issues that will cause a delay in that handset’s release date.