Apple iPhone 6C with A8 chip to launch in Q1 2016?
Gone are the days when iPhones featured 4-inch screen, or have they? We’ve been hearing whispers that Apple is cooking up a smaller-screened iPhone, and now a new report is claiming that the rumoured 4-inch iPhone will be coming earlier than expected.
iPhone 6C coming in Q1 2016?
Japanese-speaking blog Mac Otakara is responsible for circulating this new rumour. The site is renowned for leaking accurate information on anything concerning Apple. According to the report, Apple is already mass producing its new 4-inch iPhone. Additionally, the report is saying that the yet to be announced 4-inch iPhone will feature the Apple A8 chip, which is the same processor under the hood of last year’s Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The rumoured 4-inch iPhone is also said to include a better front-facing FaceTimeHD camera, Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. With these in mind, it looks like the upcoming 4-inch iPhone will be an upgraded version of the iPhone 5S, which made its debut more than two years ago. It still remains a mystery, however, if the device will be constructed out of metal or plastic like the iPhone 5C (the only iPhone clad in plastic).
So when will we get to get our hands on this rumoured 4-inch iPhone? According to the report, the device will be released in the first quarter of 2016 (from January to March), which goes against what previous reports are saying. According to previous reports, the rumoured 4-inch iPhone will be released in the 2nd half of 2016.
Another mystery is what Apple is planning to call its new 4-inch iPhone – that’s if it really exists. If it does exist, the common consensus is that the Cupertino firm will call the device the “Apple iPhone 6C.” However, there’s no way for us to confirm this. The photo of the iPhone 6C shown above is not the real deal, but a concept made by artist Martin Hajek.
Do you believe Apple will release the 4-inch Apple iPhone 6C in the first half of 2016? If you do, would you get your hands on one? Let us know through a comment on our Phones LTD Facebook page.