iPhone 6c rumored to sport a larger battery, Touch ID and A9 chip with 2GB of RAM

By , Dec 29, 2015

iPhone 6C concept Martin Hajek 003

According to a report Tuesday published by Chinese publication MyDrivers and relayed by Gadgetz Arena, Apple’s rumored iPhone 6c will surprisingly run the in-house designed A9 system-on-a-chip that powers the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and include two gigabytes of RAM for smooth multitasking—again, just like the current-generation iPhone models..

Citing unnamed sources at Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner, the report states that the device will enter mass production in January for an early-2016 launch.

Though the iPhone 6c is said to feature the same four-inch 1,136-by-640-pixel resolution screen as the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, it will sport a number of internal improvements.

In addition to a faster processor with more RAM, the iPhone 6c is expected to include a larger 1,642mAh battery than the iPhone 5s, which has a 1,570mAh battery.

In adopting the iPhone 6 design language, the iPhone 6c is also said to use a full metal unibody design and adopt so-called 2.5D glass with the curved edges, not unlike that on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

Lastly, the report claims that the device will have an eight-megapixel camera, be available in the same three colors as the iPhone 5s—Space Grey, Gold and Silver—and feature Touch ID for fingerprint-based authentication.

It seems that the iPhone 6c is real: a leaked roadmap by China Mobile, Apple’s carrier partner, has indicated that the handset might be coming in April 2016.

If this report is anything to go by, the entry-level iPhone 6c with sixteen gigabytes of storage will retail for 4,000 yuan off-contract, which works out to about $617.

iPhone 6c concept by 3D artist Martin Hajek.

Source: MyDrivers (Google Translate) via Gadgetz Arena

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  • Ariel Okhtenberg

    Very interesting. I wonder what the market for this phone is.

    • Kaptivator

      Teens…maybe? Just throwing that out there and seeing if it will stick.

      • Hi

        Yh I am teen, and this phone is right up my street

      • Manuel Molina

        A few soccer moms waiting to jump to the iOS wagon but unwilling to sport a larger screen as well. I like my plus, but I do miss iOS on a 4 inch phone as well. I know my girl will run out for it.

    • Elias Chao

      People who don’t want a bigger-than-4-inch iPhone. As easy as that.

    • 9to5Slavery

      I am so down for that phone that I don’t have to have a 6 inch thumb reach gesture for the notification center.

  • Erik Auranaune

    Apple makes so small performance improvements each release..

    • Tomb

      Yup, it’s sad!

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    im ready !!!!! if that spec`s hold, yes god dam.

  • Jon20

    Kind of a slap in the face to 6/6+ users with that 2G of RAM don’t you think?

    • nyangejr

      Yaap

      • stylesbeyond

        why? its a new device newer than the 6s/6s+ makes perfect sense its well over a year older

    • Elias Chao

      I don’t think so. They realised that there are people who does want a 4 inch iPhone, and I think is cool they’ll put good specs on it.

    • Andrew

      How? The 6S and 6S+ have 2 gigs of RAM, and the 6 and 6+ will be a year and a half old at this point. I dunno, but I find it kind of naïve to say releasing a new product a year and a half later would be insulting.

  • Troy

    So is a smaller 6S with no 3D Touch

    • Elias Chao

      Yep.

    • Manuel Molina

      Jailbreak the 6S and you get 3D Touch. Tim Cook probably wanna to keep cost down but realized 3D Touch is still possible. He probably had a 6Plus with a jailbreak on iOS 9 right now.

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        You mean the 6. 6S already has 3D Touch.

      • Manuel Molina

        The 6C. We both got that one wrong. Too many numbers and letters, man.

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        “Jailbreak the 6S, and you get 3D Touch.” That’s what you said. Makes no sense.

      • Manuel Molina

        I meant the 6C and, not the 6 or the 6S. You got what I meant wrong either way. 🙂

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        At least edit your comment to correct yourself. We can’t just assume what you meant to say.

      • Manuel Molina

        I don’t see the need to – you only had an issue with it.

    • 9to5Slavery

      It a bad trade. I wouldn’t need that 3D touch yet, it seems to early like how Siri has not improved since 2-3 years.

  • Alan Roberts

    Ok if it’s got 16gb storage. If it’s only got 8gb then it’s a waste of money. The 5C was let down by it’s storage capacity.

    • 9to5Slavery

      I want a larger option… 32GB please..

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        Exactly. 16GB is too small. Add a bit of music, your iBooks, social apps, documents, jailbreak tweaks, and all the photos you take, and you’re already half way full. Add a game or two, and boom! 100MB free, 12,9GB used.

  • Elias Chao

    I’d like to see a 32GB base storage in this so-called iPhone 6c. But it’s not very likely.

  • Benedict

    Looking at those specs, the phone should be sold around 200$ (100$ more because of the metal body).

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    4″, A9, 2GB of RAM…looks great. Now the only thing left is…
    *…with sixteen gigabytes of storage…*
    ( ̄ー ̄) (♯`∧´)

  • The specs look really impressive, hopefully the phone actually has the same specs as mentioned in this article.

  • rockdude094

    90% iPhone 5s, in summary.

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Highly doubt this is true. The 5C was the iPhone 5 reskinned in different materials, so most likely the 6C will be no different and adopt the same specs as the 6, A8 processor,Touch ID and Apple Pay and all.

  • 9to5Slavery

    It’s a ripoff to people who can’t afford it. Next thing people could do is compare it to another inferior type of phone.

    • n0ahcruz3

      Dude you’re blind follower of apple. Add $40 to that and u can just get the 7 smh.

      • 9to5Slavery

        Product serves specific market. Not everyone needs all the storage. You’re probably some kid who still thinks you’re everyone’s opinion. Rofl.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Aww butt hurt i see… Its ok lol did i hurt your precious company? Oh wait are u tim cook? Lmfao

      • 9to5Slavery

        Yes.

      • 9to5Slavery

        Yes