Apple experiencing battery issues in development of next iPhone


An article at the Chinese news website Sina.com discovered by analyst Brian White with Topeka Capital Markets reports that only 30 percent of the battery volumes produced currently meet Apple's standards. One of the Apple’s key suppliers confirmed that report and noted that suppliers might have troubles providing batteries for the next iPhone that could meet Apple’s standards. Noteworthy, the unnamed battery vendor is reportedly working to solve the problem. As far as we heard, Apple planes to release its next-generation iPhone later this year.

Moreover, White suggested that Apple might want to launch its next iPhone as soon as the August-September timeframe.

"If there is a battery challenge, we trust that Apple will be able to figure it out in time for a September launch," White wrote.

Apple's next iPhone is generally expected to have a 4G LTE radio for high-speed data connectivity. Its dock connector might also get a major redesign with a new, smaller form factor featuring 19 pins. Reports have also claimed the next iPhone will feature a larger 4-inch display with a resolution of 1,136 by 640 pixels.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, June 29, 2012. 12:53

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