iPhone 5 battery problems could prompt September launch
More speculation on the next iPhone to keep all those iPhone 5 hungry iOS faithful at bay today, in the form of a rumour that one of Apple’s supplies could be experiencing problems supplying the battery for the upcoming new iOS smartphone, as the batteries are not up to Apple standards.
According to an article over on Apple Insider, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White discovered an article on Chinese website Sina, from where these claims stem, and White shared a note to investors with Apple Insider, with the report claiming that just 30% of battery volumes currently hit Apple’s standards.
Apparently, the battery vendor, which remains unnamed, is currently working to solve the battery problem whilst development of the next iPhone, which is currently being called the iPhone 5 ramps up for an expected release later in the year.
Another rumour found by the same analyst that originates from ifeng.com, apparently suggest that the next iPhone could see release by Apple by the end of August; however, White still maintains he believes Apple will release the iPhone 5 sometime in September, saying that if there is a battery problem then they trust that Apple will sort out the issue in time for that September release.
Obviously last year Apple released the iPhone 4S mid-October, whilst industry watchers expect Apple will deliver the iPhone 5 roughly a year from the previous iOS smartphone, although other hope Apple will deliver the next iPhone earlier, but really when it boils right down to the nitty-gritty, end of August, sometime in September, or middle of October, the iPhone 5 will come when it comes, and anything to do with that release date is of course just speculation.
Would you prefer to see the iPhone 5 arrive at the end of August, or could you wait until September or mid-October to be able to grab the latest iOS smartphone?