Apple iPhone 6 delayed until 2015 due to complications in finding right battery size
A larger version of the next-generation iPhone is expected to come with a slimmer battery, but complications related to finding the right size could delay the launch of the model to as late as 2015.
Apple will debut two iPhone sizes at its next smartphone launch: both a 4.7- and a 5.5-inch model, which for now is referred to as the “iPhone Air.” The report notes that Apple is looking for a battery that is just 2 mm (0.08 inch) thick or less for the iPhone Air as a part of an effort to make the device as slim as possible.
Since the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was never confirmed this isn’t a huge disappointment, but it certainly keeps Apple trailing behind the competition’s phablet offerings. Presumably Apple will still reveal an iPhone 6 around September, as it does every year, only this might not be accompanied by a larger sibling.
It’s also rumored that the iPhone 6 may get a bump up in price by $100.