5.5-inch ‘iPhone Air’ delayed to 2015 due to battery design issues – report

“Accord to a recent report coming from the Taiwanese media (or Taiwan’s Commercial Times to be exact), Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 (which has been referred to as the ‘iPhone Air’) might not be ready for the masses by the end of 2014,” G4Games reports. “Supposedly, Apple’s biggest challenge is to create a very thin device, and the main issue is that the battery cell suppliers are currently unable to meet the Cupertino giant’s demands.”

“In general, smartphone batteries have a thickness of roughly 2.8 / 2.9 millimeters, but in Apple’s vision, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 must have a slick profile which can only be achieved by fitting a battery that measures only 2 mm or less,” G4Games reports. “As far as we know, the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 is being internally referred to as iPhone Air, and by ‘internally’ we don’t mean Apple’s employees, but Apple’s suppliers.”

“We should also point out that the ‘iPhone Air’ moniker is not set in stone, and that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 might go on sale under a different name,” G4Games reports. “When it will happen exactly remains to be seen, but this doesn’t look too good for fans of big screens who were considering the possibility of switching to the iOS ecosystem.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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