Apple is expected to launch a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in September and then, later in the year, release a larger 5.5-inch version. Several reports originally suggested that the larger iPhone was delayed due to issues with the battery – Apple may have been struggling milking enough life out of a product with such a large screen. Now, a report out of China suggests Apple has overcome the issues and that partners will start building the device soon.
According to Laoyaoba, Apple’s partners started providing “volume shipments” of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 batteries last month and those are expected to continue through June. The site suggests Apple is working to build 20 million of its larger iPhone 6 units this year, about half of the iPhone 6 units it hopes to manufacture.
The report out of China is a rough translation, but if legitimate, any reference of a battery for the larger iPhone 6 model suggests that there’s some progress being made. Originally the phone wasn’t expected to launch until the fourth quarter of this year, and hopefully this means we’ll see it much sooner.