The company making batteries for the next-generation iPhone is reportedly having some trouble churning out the necessary volumes in time for Apple’s planned unveiling this fall.
The tidbit originates from China’s Sina.com, which Brian White can read without a problem. The logograms told the analyst that only 30 percent of the battery volumes produced by the respective vendor meet Apple's standards at the moment.
He included this in his research note released today to investors, and he gave
the people at AppleInsider
a copy to spread the word.
The unnamed battery vendor is said to be working around the clock to overcome these roadblocks, as well as any development issue that may arise in the meantime.
However, White doesn’t see this affecting the launch of the new iPhone, saying “If there is a battery challenge, we trust that Apple will be able to figure it out in time for a September launch.”
The report is sketchy, but we wouldn’t deny our readers any development that may turn out to affect the launch of Apple’s next-generation iPhone.
For example, speculation mounted last year around the iPhone 4S launch regarding potential hardware problems that forced Apple to launch what the media called “an updated iPhone 4,” rather than the full-fledged iPhone 5.
However, by looking at the steady pace at which Apple announced all its other products with a keen focus on unifying the iOS / Mac OS ecosystem, there doesn’t seem to be any gap anywhere. Put bluntly, the iPhone 4S seems to have been the plan all along.
If recent hardware leaks
are to be trusted, the next iPhone will mark a departure from the current form factor, throwing into the mix a bigger screen and a unibody chassis.