5.5-Inch iPhone Launch May Be Delayed Due To Battery Production Problems

Earlier this month, a report suggested that Apple will be announcing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model later this year. Plenty of reports have said that Apple would release two iPhone models this year, a 4.7-inch version and a 5.5-inch model that will be super thin. Now, according to Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times, the 5.5-inch model may not see a 2014 launch.


The report states that Apple is having problems with the mass production of batteries for the 5.5-inch iPhone due to its super thin design. Apple wants its suppliers to produce a battery measuring 2mm or less, while most smartphone batteries are around 2.8mm in thickness. According to the report, the 5.5-inch iPhone is referred to as the ‘iPhone Air’ internally. We have indeed heard that name being used before, so Apple might actually call it the iPhone Air. Then there’s the iPad Air and also the MacBook Air, the family will be complete. It’s not official though, none of this is.

Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has been rumored to be announced around September and the 5.5-inch version was initially pegged for a holiday season launch. The 5.5-inch iPhone would compete with phablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Note and others.

Which one of these iPhones, if they’re launched, would you go for?

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