Apple kept its cards close to its chest about the forthcoming iPhone 6 at yesterday’s WWDC keynote (and why wouldn’t it?), but new information has arrived in the form of a report from China.
This information suggests that Apple has been able to solve the battery issues that reportedly plagued production of its expected 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and that the company is on course to ship 20 millions of these handsets in 2014 alone. The news states that Apple is partnering with the China-based Sunwoda Electronics to manufacture batteries for all of these devices — with each battery costing roughly $6.40. Apple’s regular battery supplier, Dynapack, will also help fill the order.
While both iPhone 6 variants are now expected to ship at the same time, it is likely that you’ll have a much easier time finding a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 than you will its 5.5-inch bigger brother. Apple is reportedly planning to manufacture 80 million iPhone 6 handsets in total this year — meaning that the larger phablet will be significantly outnumbered by the 4.7-inch model. This exclusivity (combined with the larger size of the device) likely suggests that it will also come with a higher price point.
Which iPhone 6 model (if any) are you planning on picking up come September?Related