Apple rejects Catcher’s iPhone 6 chassis due to defects

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A couple of months back, Apple was rumored to use Catcher Technology’s metal casing for the 4.7 inch iPhone 6′s chassis. A new report from China’s Economic Daily News however Apple rejected Catcher’s casings over defects.

From DigiTimes:
Catcher Technology’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 chassis has reportedly been rejected by Apple due to defects in the connecting areas between the plastic and metal parts, forcing Apple to place short-term orders with its existing suppliers Jabil and Foxconn Electronics, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market watchers.
The issue in the connecting areas between plastic and metal was reportedly caused by Catcher’s anodizing process, and could take up to 2-3 months to fix, a delay that Apple can’t afford.
Apple is rumored to release two variants of the iPhone 6, one with a 4.7-inch display and the other with a 5.5-inch display. While previous reports claimed that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would launch in September, and the 5.5-inch variant later in the year, a recent report claims that they’ll be launched simultaneously next month. Apart from a larger screen, the iPhone 6 is expected to have a much thinner design with rounded edges, an A8 chip, an improved camera and more.


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