In the past few months, multiple sources have claimed that the iPhone 6C is slated to release in 2016. However, fresh details suggest that the handset is pegged to release in the last quarter of this year.
Speculations are rife that Apple will be releasing three iPhones this year. The iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will be upgraded smartphones for last year’s iPhones. However, a smaller handset, the iPhone 6C, is also rumored to be in the works. Here are five likely features of the upcoming iPhone 6C.
According to Gizmo China, the design of the iPhone 6C will be same as that of the iPhone 5C from 2013. Even though previous rumors have suggested that iPhone 6C will feature a metal unibody, fresh rumors suggest it may arrive with a glossy plastic design.
Since the design of the iPhone 6C is pegged to remain the same as that of the older iPhone 5C, it is expected to house a 4-inch display. The larger iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will retain the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch display, respectively.
Rumors indicate that the iPhone 6C will come with an 8-megapixel camera. According to G for Games, a card prototype of the purported handset indicates that it will feature a camera bump along with an LED flash.
The iPhone 6C could arrive with the latest iOS 9 operating system onboard. It will bring improvements to Low Power mode, Spotlight, Siri and other important features.
The iPhone 6C is also likely to be available only in 16 GB storage version. Last year, users criticized Apple for launching the 16 GB iPhone 6 model as the iOS 8 occupied a lot of storage space, BGR reported. It is unclear whether iPhone 6C will arrive in multiple storage options.
Touch ID Sensor
Techno Buffalo claimed that the iPhone 6C will be featuring the Touch ID sensor. It is also likely to feature a NFC feature so that users can make payments conveniently through the company's Apple Pay mobile payment service.
While new information on the chipset, RAM and battery for the iPhone 6C are unavailable, rumors suggest that the handset's release date is set for October or November this year.