iPhone 6c rear shell leak Future Supplier 001

Monday, we got our first glimpse of what a rumored iPhone 6c might look like in a pair of purported images of the handset’s rear shell, leaked by Chinese parts vendor Future Supplier and reposted by French blog NowhereElse.fr.

The part resembles the backplate of the current-generation iPhone 5c, sans a thicker casing, a pill-shaped LED flash hole next to the iSight camera, two rows of speaker grilles on the bottom versus a single row of four holes on the iPhone 5c and six microphone holes stacked in two rows versus just one mic hole on the iPhone 5c.

If these comparison shots are anything to go by, there may be credence to the four-inch iPhone 6c talk after all, in spite of critics hoping the handset would go away as to avoid “cheapening,” or so they say, of the Apple brand.

I wouldn’t bet on this particular leak if I were you.

Part vendors often have hidden agenda sharing supposed Apple leaks on the web (hint: free press). It’s also possible that this is a part for a Chinese knock-off iPhone product.

iPhone 6c rear shell leak Future Supplier 002

Be that as it may, the rumor-mill expects the iPhone 5c to share to share the same display technology, Touch ID fingerprint recognition, NFC and Corning’s Gorilla Glass screen protection like the forthcoming iPhone 6s models, with the exception of last year’s camera and processor.

Costing between $400-$500, the iPhone 6c should become Apple’s new entry-level model, as per DigiTimes, suggesting the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s will be removed from market come this fall.

I believe this is exactly what’s going to happen this year. Apple’s smartphone lineup will be much cleaner if it keeps only 4, 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones on the market that share the same design and most of the features, with the screen size being the major differentiator.

Source: Future Supplier via NowhereElse.fr (Google Translate)

  • Reg

    Maybe this is the “pink” iphone they were speaking about..?

    • Jason Baroni

      I hope so. Still think a red + black or blue + black would sell much more than a pink + white with aluminum back.

    • Jeffrey

      Lol well as you can see the official ‘red’ 5c looks exactly the same color as the leaked 6c so I think it’s just ‘red’.

  • Jonathan

    Let the leaks begin..

    • Jason Baroni

      Earlier every year…

      • James G

        It’s just a few months from production. Not too early.

      • Jason Baroni

        Yes, it must be ready to production, if it isn’t already happening

      • TheShade247

        No, i remember iPhone 5 leaks in late January. But that time almost everyone thought that was fake

  • Abe Masri

    I would definitely get it if they’ll make it. I love colorful iPhones.

  • leart

    after all those years of just one color (black) iphone , maybe it’s time to get one of those , a dark blue maybe ..

  • Freddy Born

    looks like a hardcase

  • L J

    I want a black and Gold iPhone 6+. Black front gold black with gold Touch ID ring. That would look sweeeeeet.

    • jake kneller

      I agree I would love the gold iPhones if black had been used rather than white

  • Alberto Espinal

    4 inches? Come on, you know how cool an iPhone 6c will look with 4.7inch display!

    • That’s next year! And I’m assuming it’ll look like a Samsung at that point lol

  • john diaz

    Not this again!

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    Gonna miss the 5s design.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Fake!

  • Isaac

    Oh come on Apple don’t bring back the “C” iPhones.

  • JayDee917

    Hopefully Apple ditches the pastel Easter colors this time around

  • Sohail Wahab

    I don’t see a need for a four-inch iPhone with iPhone 6 and 6+ Being bigger and better

  • Poporopo00

    I rather stay with my 5S.

  • RayRayBeav

    ‘Be that as it may, the rumor-mill expects the iPhone 5c to share to share the same display technology, Touch ID fingerprint recognition’

    I think you meant 6c, not 5c

  • Simo

    Did apple not learn from their mistake (5C)?

    • How was that mistake when it did the job right? Just like they did with the iPod touch 4.5 (http://bit. ly/1BKJaW8), the purpose is to push buyers into coughing up more cash for a none-base device due to the unappealing look and price tag of the base device. That’s smart marketing if you ask me, not a mistake.

  • Guest

    Here comes the iTeletubbies again…

    • Capirexz

      Love it!

  • Straw hat

    Yes! i love the iPhone leaks 😀 makes me feel happy to know apple is also making a 4 inch display iPhone for users that aren’t comfortable with the 4.7 inch. I personally like the 4 inch display because it fits perfect in the hand, but everybody has their own opinion. I am hoping for a 6s though with a 4 inch display.

  • Farid Ahmed

    so does this means iPhone 6 will be discontinued on 6s and 6c release just like they did with iPhone 5?

  • 4 Inch gonna be ok for a lot of people, but plastic? I hate plastic.

  • Farid Ahmed

    True, same happened for 4 and 4s, but looking at what they did with 5 with 5c, i hope they wont do the same with 6

  • Frieda Sharp

    I labored for Verizon when and I was informed that they do not actually earn money off consumers till concerning the 6th month of the phone contract. The reason why being just what you said. The customer’s telephone is subsidized in the monthly bill to allow them to register with a NEW phone at a “promo” price. By the 6th month, the phone is “repaid” and they make money down the company fees.