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Apple’s rumored ‘iPhone 6c’ boasting an in-house designed ‘A8’ processor, a four-inch Retina screen, Touch ID fingerprint scanning and Apple Pay mobile payments could be with you in time for Thanksgiving, according to latest reports from Apple’s supply chain.

Assuming the reports are true, the mythical device will pose a significant jump in terms of hardware versus the iPhone 5c, which runs the iPhone 5’s three-year old A6 processor and has no biometric authentication or NFC.

Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times reports that Apple’s partner Foxconn forbade its employees in the Zhengzhou plant from having day-offs one week before the next iPhone’s launch in September.

Foxconn apparently received “large orders” for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone 6c. Sources previously said the device will ditch its unapologetically plastic enclosure for an all-metal enclosure with iPhone 6 style design.

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According to DigiTimes Research, the iPhone 6c will feature a four-inch display like its predecessor, run a faster A8 processor and incorporate NFC for Apple Pay and Touch ID for biometric authentication. If I were a betting man, I’d say it’d run Apple’s M8 motion co-processor, too.

Apple is rumored to hold a media event on Wednesday, September 9 to unveil new iPhones, iPads and a next-generation Apple TV, but the company has yet to send out invites to the media. Because the iPhone 6c is said to arrive two months later in November, Apple may not formally announce the handset at next month’s event and could instead opt to launch the device with a quiet website update and a simple press release.

iPhone 6c concept mockup by 3DFuture.net.

Source: Commercial Times (Google Translate), G for Games

  • Flabalanche

    if the back wasn’t plastic anymore would they raise they price to compensate?

    • Buck

      I really hope it is plastic backed. That was the best part of the 5C

      • Despite not being a 5C owner, I also think the “unapologetically plastic” design was really nice. 🙂

  • Chang in Charge

    If this phone is all metal then what is the difference between a 6c and a 6s?

    • Adrian

      The size, obviously.

      • Chang in Charge

        Totally forgot 4″ vs 4.7″

    • Eduardo Lemus

      Iphone 6c a8 processor iphone 6 s a9 processor

    • GustaMusta

      more colors 😛

  • rockdude094

    Apple logic …

  • This rumor has been going on and off for a while. Can we please wait till the event?

    • Bugs Bunnay

      Nope. I heard the next phone is flexible so you can bend it anyway you want. Want a curved screen? You got it! Want a flat screen? Just bend it back.

      • John

        I also herd this rumour but I also herd that it can hover as well as play the guitar. Pretty impressive stuff.

      • steiney

        Hovering won’t be released until iPhone 7.

      • John

        Damn.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Answer for your title: nope.

  • If the ring arround the Touch-ID is plastic, the Touch ID won’t work, cause of the “touch-regignition” in the ring… o.O

    • Shadowelite123

      The ring has nothing to do with the Touch ID process. The only reason the ring is there is to protect the glass from cracking.

      • TJ

        The stainless steel ring senses your finger and activates the touch sensor.

      • iPhoneWINS

        yup true

      • Shadowelite123

        Yea I just searched it up lol *facepalm*

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Is this rumoured to have the same A8 chip that the current iPhones 6/6 Plus have or a faster modified version of the A8?

  • Buck

    Sign me UP!!!

    The exact phone I want!

  • Chintan Kankeshwar

    Looks awesome

  • iPhoneWINS

    looks cool

  • Shadowelite123

    Yea I just searched it up lol. I thought it was just for protection XD well you learn something new everyday lol

  • steiney

    Dear sweet baby Jebus! I seriously hope this gets made. I do NOT want a 4.7″ or 5.5″ screen! I would gladly take lower specs in order to upgrade to a new iPhone with a 4″ screen.

  • kyle

    I was hoping for a bigger screen like 4.7″ on the rumored iPhone 6C. I’m going to pass on this one.

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