5.5-inch iPhone 6 Reportedly Delayed Due to Battery Issues

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Apple is rumored to be working on two new iPhones with a larger screen size, possibly 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch, according to a number of rumors. The alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is expected to see the light of the day later this fall, could be September as its the usual iPhone upgrade cycle for the Cupertino company.

As far as the phablet sized iPhone 6 is concerned, a new report from Chinese shores suggest that it has been delayed and will launch in 2015 as the company is having battery related issues. It has become a challenge for the company to find a battery that can fit inside the thin chassis of the device.

The report uses the term iPhone Air for the new device, but it’s not confirmed and it could be iPhone 6. Apple has released Macbook and the latest iPad with the “Air” tag, so it’s possible that Apple may use iPhone Air to be the name of the next-generation iPhone 6. Additionally, reports suggest that iPhone Air moniker is used internally by Apple’s suppliers, but its not a word set in stone, so there’s an equal probability for the device to launch with iPhone 6 name.

Normally, the batteries have a thickness of roughly 2.8 / 2.9 mm, but Apple’s trying to find a battery with a thickness of 2mm or less to fit inside the thin iPhone Air casing.

The purported iPhone 6 is rumored to come with an A8 processor, with a larger ultra retina display and iOS 8 as its operating system out of the box. There’s no official confirmation from Apple, and there won’t be any until the company officially unveils the handset.

We’ll update you as soon as more information pops up about the alleged handset.

Hammad Saleem

Hammad is a full time writer who worked for many popular websites in the past. He loves to write about smartphones and gadgets. When he is not writing, he can be found playing Clash of Clans on his iPhone or looking for a good place to eat.

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