Apple is a very organized company. Heck, you have to be in order to do the things that it does. Pushing out insane quantities of MacBooks, iPhones, and iPods takes a lot preparation. Making sure the right number of parts is ordered seems like a no brainer, but it gets difficult when those parts aren’t up to par. That’s the problem Apple is purportedly facing with its latest rumored device.
According to Sina.com a large portion of the batteries that were ordered for the next-gen iPhone have failed to meet the standards set by Apple. It’s rumored that around 70% came up short and are unusable as power sources. AppleInsider had more details on the matter:
“In a note to investors shared withAppleInsider on Thursday, White relayed details from the report, which suggested that only 30 percent of the battery volumes produced currently meet Apple’s standards. The unnamed battery vendor is reportedly working to solve the problem as development of Apple’s next iPhone ramps up ahead of an anticipated release later this year.”
This isn’t something Apple normally has problems with, which does make it come as a bit of a surprise. The iPhone is already rumored to be launching this fall and it’s hard to say what would happen if something like this arose and pushed back the release.
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