Apple switches iPhone 6 chassis suppliers, may have dodged major manufacturing hurdle

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Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, 15:31
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor


Apple may have dodged its first major obstacle in manufacturing the iPhone 6 handsets.

Per Boy Genius Report and DigiTimes, Apple has had to overcome a serious issue with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6′s housing. The report claims that orders were first placed with component supplier Catcher for the metal phone cases, but Apple has been forced to reject the company’s chassis due to defects involving the “connecting areas between the plastic and metal parts.”

As a result Apple has had to temporarily move iPhone 6 chassis production from Catcher to both Jabil and Foxconn, according to the report.

Apple is expected to launch completely redesigned 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models this year that are thinner and more rounded than earlier iPhone handsets. They will apparently feature full aluminum housings, new Apple A8 chipsets and possibly even NFC, according to one report from the often reliable Ming-Chi Kuo.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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