“Details on Apple’s so-called ‘iPhone 6c’ were published on Tuesday by MyDrivers.com, and first spotted by Gadgetz Arena,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “According to alleged sources at Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, the new 4-inch iPhone will go into production in January for an early 2016 launch.”
“The ‘iPhone 6c’ is expected to feature a 1,642mAh battery, an increase from the 1,570mAh battery found in Apple’s current entry-level model, the iPhone 5s,” Hughes reports. “In addition, the handset is rumored to feature slightly curved ‘2.5D’ glass, similar to the curved edges on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s… The ‘iPhone 6c’ is expected to look largely the same as the iPhone 5s. For example, the ‘6c’ is said to come in three colors — space gray, gold, and silver… The new handset is also expected to feature the same 4-inch display with a 1,136-by-640-pixel resolution.”
“Internally, it’s expected to be upgraded to an A9 processor… [and] is expected to have 2 gigabytes of RAM, just like the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus,” Hughes reports. “As for pricing, sources reportedly said that the “iPhone 6c” will start at 4,000 yuan, which equals about $617 U.S., for a 16-gigabyte model.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If so, this sounds very much like the premium, full-featured 4-inch iPhone for which most of those who are still interested in 4-inch iPhones are looking.
Earlier this month, we ran a poll asking: “Want a 4-inch iPhone? What’s the LEAST it’d take for you to buy one?”
A whopping 84% wanted the same features and specs as current-gen iPhones.
The full results (576 votes):
• 67.88%: Only if it offered the same materials, features, and specs as current-gen iPhones
• 16.15%: In a polycarbonate case, but with the same features and specs as current-gen iPhones
• 12.5%: Whatever, I don’t care, as long as it’s got a 4-inch screen
• 3.47%: In a polycarbonate case with “last year’s” iPhone features and specs