iPhone 6c -Going to launch in upcoming year 2016
It’s looking increasingly like we’ll see three iPhone models released this year, with an iPhone 6C launching alongside the inevitable iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
The company quietly retired the iPhone 5c range in September as the new flagship iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models were introduced, but the 4-inch series is slated to return before the launch of the iPhone 7 in September 2016, according to market intelligence company Trendforce.
The iPhone 6c will keep the same 4-inch display as the 5c, whilst the iPhone 7 is expected to be upgraded to 32GB of storage and become fully waterproof for the first time, the company said.
Rumours abounded earlier in the year that Apple was planning to push the iPhone 6c out in time for Christmas, but such a move is looking increasingly unlikely.
In May rumours circulated that Apple had accidentally uploaded an image of what appeared to be the iPhone 5c sporting a Touch ID fingerprint sensor in its home button – a feature only the iPhones 5s, 6 and 6 Plus currently have. The picture was quickly replaced with a standard photo of an iPhone 5c, suggesting the original was merely poorly rendered.
iPhone 6c, 6s mini design: If it copies the iPhone 5c, what colours will the iPhone 6c come in?
Earlier in 2015 Apple updated the iPod touch with a new range of colours – can we expect to see the iPhone 6c share the same colour palette? The specs of the previous iPod touch model were iPhone 4S-era, now that the iPod touch sports the A8 and M8 processors it’s more akin to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – apart from the fact that it’s got a 4in display.
There is quite a price difference between the iPhone 5c and the iPod touch with the touch costing exactly half the price of the iPhone, despite having twice the storage (as well as a faster processor now):
- 8GB iPhone 5c, £319
- 16GB iPod touch, £159
Of course, the iPhone 5c can be used with 3G or 4G, while the iPod touch relies on WiFi for web access. Perhaps Apple could launch an iPod touch capable of cellular connectivity, kind of like the iPod mini. If it did that it would practically be an iPhone 6c.
Alternatively, the iPhone 6c could come in a colour scheme to match the Apple Watch Sport straps – as you can see below, the current colour scheme isn’t that different to the Watch…
The iPhone 5c is currently available in the following colours: yellow, blue, pink, green and white. Apparently the yellow version is the least popular with pink being the most popular and blue the second most popular (apparently around half of all iPhone 5c sales are the pink model.)
The Apple Watch Sport straps come in blue, pink, green and white colours, which as you can see from the image below, match the iPhone 5c. You’ll notice that Apple hasn’t made a yellow watch strap – probably because that colour is so unpopular. This suggests that we will not be seeing a yellow iPhone 6c.