Apple Reportedly Adds Another Supplier to Fix iPhone 6 Battery Supply Issues
Apple has allegedly added another battery supplier to the list as the company struggles to solve the battery design issues it has run into with the thin design of the iPhone 6, the Taiwanese Economic Daily News reports (via GforGames).
Reports from the Far East suggested earlier this year that Apple’s thin design for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was causing manufacturing issues. The Apple supplier list contains two names mentioned in the report as battery suppliers: Simplo and Dynapack.
In an interesting turn of events, Dynapack has allegedly fallen out of the supply chain, as it has failed to meet Apple’s demands, while Simplo has managed to provide a flexible thin unit meeting Apple’s benchmarks.
The Taiwanese report, however, mentions another supplier as well: Desay. From what sources tell the Economic Daily News, Desay won’t be able to bypass the issues concerning production, which could leave Apple in limbo, as it would be relying on only one battery supplier.
But since Apple would like to avoid such a situation, the rumour mill says Sunwoda has already taken over a portion of the iPhone 6 battery orders, as we reported earlier in June. In other words, the iPhone 6 production is on track, it seems, as Sunwoda and Simplo have managed to solve the battery design bottleneck that putatively caused delays in the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 production.