iPhone 5 release date not affected by battery dilemma?
iPhone 5 release date will go ahead as planned, despite a shortage of quality batteries available to build the handset, claims industry analyst
The iPhone 5’s release date may not be affected by a suspected battery dilemma – specifically, the handset’s official battery provider is reportedly struggling to churn out enough energy packs that are up to Apple’s strict standards.
According to AppleInsider's Neil Hughes, the anonymous battery vendor is purported to be "working to solve the problem".
He also cast doubt over White's claims that the iPhone 5 will launch in September, writing: "White's prediction of a September launch for the next iPhone is earlier than some others anticipate.
"Last year, the iPhone 4S launched in mid-October, and some industry watchers expect Apple will wait about a year before launching a new handset."
However, with Jobs no longer at the helm, it remains to be seen whether Apple's new head, Tim Cook, will follow precedent or find a speedy solution to launch the device on time