Despite all the rumors that we might see a delay with iPhone 8, there are some reports that show the tech giant Apple started to prepare the development of iPhone 9. Naturally, the process is still in its early stages, meaning that the company is still signing deals with suppliers for battery components.
An anonymous source has declared for Korea Economic Daily that Apple chose LG Chem as their battery supplier for the upcoming generation of iPhones, dubbed the iPhone 9. Moreover, the publication claims that LG Chem already invested billions of won on facilities that plan to produce the batteries shaped like an L.
Speculations about the Battery
As such, the main speculations about the battery claim that Apple is going to use an L-shaped battery. In May, Ming-Chi Kuo, who is a famous iPhone leaker, as well as an analyst, said that Apple will use this type of batteries in order to offer a longer battery life and a bigger capacity for their products.
The report was issued by Kuo back in May. He, as well as the Korea Economic Daily, claim that the iPhone 9 will be released towards the end of 2018. However, you should take this information with a pinch of salt, since Apple is already running late with the release of the iPhone 8.
What about the iPhone 8?
Some recent reports have shown that the iPhone 8, just like the iPhone 7S and the 7s Plus, will be entering the mass production phase next month. This means that we should see a new iPhone anytime from now on.
Previously, analysts have shown that iPhones will be delayed this year because of supply shortages. If the delay is going to be that big, we will only see the next device being released in the first part of 2018.