Apple already has placed orders for the next generation iPhone batteries, allegedly switching suppliers, but the 5.5-inch iPhone model was allegedly facing battery issues. The latest rumour from the Far East claims those problems are gone and Apple has placed battery orders for that iPhone model with Sunwoda (via GforGames).
Fact is Apple is among the partners with which Sundown works and the Chinese lithium battery manufacturer recently has announced a 50-million RMB investment in its lithium battery business in Xining City to build up a wholly owned subsidiary.
As the sources speaking with Laoyaoba reveal, the battery manufacturer has plans to increase its production capacity from 120 lines to 180 lines because it has commenced orders from Apple for 5.5-inch iPhone 6 batteries. Apple allegedly will pay about 40 yuan for a battery unit and it has allegedly ordered around 20 million units.
Apple will kick off this year’s WWDC in less than two hours. The company was widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6 today, but the chances are very low, despite new hardware announcement that are expected. The company likely will follow the usual product release pattern, which means a September launch. Until then, turn on your Apple TV or navigate to Apple’s website on your iOS or Mac OS X device, because Apple will live-stream WWDC 2014.