Back in 2013, Apple has released a cheap version of the iPhone 5S with a plastic body available in an array of colors, and the processor was also weaker, but the device has a lower price than the flagship because the target buyers were teenagers, young students who don’t have bags full of cash. In seems that Apple will release another plastic iPhone option in the form of iPhone 6C and below, we’ll tell you everything we found about this upcoming smartphone.
According to the Chinese publication TechWeb, the iPhone 6C might be announced in January and it will be released in February, but not all tech websites agree with this rumor. Digitimes believes that the device will be released in the second quarter of 2016, while IHS analyst Kevin Wang said that the launch will most likely happen in mid-2016.
The iPhone 5C was very robust, much thicker than the iPhone 5S and it was available in five variants of colors: White, Blue, Green, Yellow and Pink. The Apple iPhone 6C will most likely have a 4-inch display because there are fans who wanted the smaller version back. Kuo claims that the iPhone 6C will be sold in 20 million units, and it will be similar to the iPhone 5C, featuring a plastic back with curved edges. The only difference between them is that the iPhone 6C will be slimmer and will have the camera flash hole and the speaker holes located at the bottom. According to Kuo, there will be only two or three available colors for the back.
The 4-inch screen will not have the regular Full HD resolution like most of the new flagship, as it will adopt the old 1136 x 640 pixel resolution which was used until now on the smaller iPhones. Unfortunately, the iPhone 6C won’t benefit from the 3D Touch technology which was integrated into the iPhone 6S, since this will be a budget iPhone.
The iPhone 6C won’t receive an upgraded camera and software, so, most likely, it will come with the 8MP shooter from the back of the iPhone 6 and the front camera will support 1.2MP. So, we’re expecting features such as auto image stabilization, True Tone flash, auto HDR and face detection.
Without a doubt, the iPhone 6C will come loaded with iOS 8, but its processor will be an A8, the same one that the iPhone 6 came with. This will lower the price of the iPhone 6C between $149 and $249 compared to the iPhone 6S and we guarantee you that the internal memory won’t be expanded, so the minimum capacity will be 16GB, as usual.