Following some rumors that suggested the larger of Apple’s two new iPhone models might be facing delays that could push its debut back to 2015, a new report claims Apple’s partners have averted a crisis and the highly anticipated 5.5-inch iPhone will launch on time this year.

Chinese-language news site Laboya reported this week that Apple’s battery manufacturers have resolved issues that had threatened to cause delays in the 5.5-inch iPhone’s launch. According to the report, Chinese manufacturer Sunwoda Electronics will now be able to build 20 million batteries for Apple’s iPhone phablet in 2014.

Apple typically uses Taiwan-based Dynapack for batteries, and the company will reportedly still supply some battieries for Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone in 2014. The bulk of its production at Dynapack will reportedly focus on other iPhone models, however.

A number of solid reports suggest that Apple will launch two new iPhone models in 2014. The first will be a redesigned iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch screen that launches sometime this fall. Then, Apple is expected to launch a larger 5.5-inch model to better address the phablet market.

According to plugged-in KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, both new iPhone models will feature a new Apple A8 processor and integrated NFC.

Want to know what the iPhone 6 will look like? Be sure to check out iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s: New leak gives us a better look at huge redesign.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.