When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6s series, a successor to the plastic-clad iPhone 5c dubbed “iPhone 6c” was also expected. However, that rumor never materialized. But now, an insider report, sourced via suppliers of Foxconn, said that the tech giant is working on a mini version of the upcoming flagship under the name “Apple iPhone 7c.”
According to GSM Arena citing MIC, the 4-inch iPhone 7c will apparently be introduced in September 2016. To top it off, the price of the iPhone 7c will reportedly be in the ambit of $400 and $500. Speaking of design, unlike the iPhone 5c, the 7c will reportedly feature a metal housing.
Moving on to the flagship iPhone 7 specifications, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly acknowledged that the device will flaunt a solid 3 GB of RAM, unlike the predecessor. The handset is expected to be ultra-thin at 6 mm. In comparison, the current-generation iPhone 6s comes with 7.1 mm thickness.
Furthermore, earlier reports said the iPhone 7 will sport a waterproof exterior, like the Sony Xperia Z5 lineup. To corroborate this further, Apple Insider citing a recent USTPO patent vouched that the handset will carry “electrically controlled shutters” to avoid water from flowing through the ports. This mechanism will reportedly work on any port and hence, both headphone jack and the SIM card slot are included.
Phone Arena, on the other hand, said Apple might also use “hydrophobic” coating on the iPhone 7. This coating is apparently similar to the “nano” coating prevalent in the Motorola devices, which helps in resisting water to an extent.