iPhone 6C concept Martin Hajek 004

Another sketchy rumor was published today, claiming that Apple will be launching a rumored successor to its now discontinued, unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c in February of next year.

Citing supply chain sources familiar with the matter, Chinese publication TechWeb said that the device will feature a metallic enclosure treated with a wide range of colors.

Unnamed insiders from Foxconn, a contract fabricator that assembles many Apple gadgets, reportedly told TechWeb that the so-called iPhone 6c will be formally unveiled in January 2016 before hitting store shelves one month later in February 2016.

Sources speculated that the device might be outfitted with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, but not 3D Touch as Apple wants to keep the off-contract price between $400 and $500 in the United States.

By comparison, 2013’s iPhone 5c model sold for $549 contract-free for the entry-level model with sixteen gigabytes of storage. However, Foxconn has yet to receive orders to commence mass production of the iPhone 6c, TechWeb cautioned.

Another report published earlier in the morning said Apple has been testing at least five different iPhone 7 prototypes with unique hardware features such as a USB Type-C connector for headphones, wireless charging, multi-touch Force Touch, dual cameras and a Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded into the display itself.

iPhone 6c concept via 3D artist Martin Hajek.

Source: TechWeb (Google Translate) via GforGames

  • iByron

    Or maybe they’re just making more iPod Touches in preparation for the annual debunking of the 6c rumors.

  • Vince Reedy

    Don’t really care if this is true, but some of these rumors have to be. Apple seems to be releasing as many different products as they can in an effort to gain market share. I disagree with the strategy as quality is sure to suffer.

    • Shinonuke

      Besides two new non cellphone product additions, Apple Watch and iPad Pro, this 6c is a continuation from the 5c business strategy. Your statement is unfounded

      • Vince Reedy

        new macbook (not air or pro), watch, iPad pro, new apple tv (since they didn’t call it atv4)

        What was the strategy for the 5C exactly? Release the C model every 3 years and give it 8GB so nobody will want it? They are clearly going for market share. I just don’t like the direction.

      • Shinonuke

        Things you listed have nothing to do with increase market shares of cellular devices. Second to your comment about the 5C is that you don’t even know the amount they sell. It exceeds the number of Samsung S5 on launch. I think your statement is full of anecdotal. Needs more hard research my online buddy

    • Sadly, Apple rumors will almost always be true.

  • Javiers

    I seriously don’t get why they’re such model as “6c” or “5c”. They’re basically a cheaper version.

    • lou111

      because some people need more iPhone like this, than bigger.

      • Javiers

        But then again, you get what you pay. Lower price, cheaper quality.

      • gqukyo

        when is that never true? People understand that and are ok with it. Nobody expects the performance of a Ferrari for the price of a Civic… same goes for iDevices.

  • iPhoneWINS

    No thanks,..

  • 5c has been a hit in countries like Brazil. They are really popular here thanks to the other (even more) overpriced models. I remember reading on iDB the hit it was also on the European market, selling more than the Galaxy S5 earlier last year. People underestimate it because of the “childish” colors (which I really like) but it turned out to be a thing.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Nice! An iphone for toddlers!

  • Platy

    Wouldn’t be surprised. They are sticking the A8 in everything these days.

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  • Amac25

    Wonder they will take the 3.5 headphone port out if this one too?

  • rockdude094

    That plastic or whatever better be recyclable. They should probably reduce the layers of plastic they put on the packaging as well. In fact they should sell the box separately to avoid waste. Im being sarcastic.

  • g0didit

    That will be my next iPhone… Size matters… I try iPhone 6…. way to big for me (try to write SMS while driving… try to do anything with only 1 hand)
    Thanx Apple for 4 inch new phone.

    • You shouldn’t be writing SMS while driving though.

  • Saulo Chonay

    I’m still saving my 5S since i don’t get use to the 6S. This will feel awesome in my small hands.

  • I’m against the “c” family for a reason: because mostly you get what you pay for, and Apple going on Samsung’s path isn’t a good thing to see, since this will most likely end up in 10 versions of the same phone just as seen in Samsung’s product line.