Apple is currently planning to hold a media event on Tuesday, March 15, to formally unveil a rumored new four-inch iPhone 5se, a third-generation iPad Air and new Apple Watch band options, according to a report this morning by 9to5Mac’s reliable Mark Gurman.
“As the scheduled event is still a month-and-a-half away, the date could conceivably still shift or turn into an online announcement,” cautioned Gurman.
Apple is preparing to launch a new 4-inch iPhone this spring, reports 9to5Mac. The oft-accurate Mark Gurman claims he has it on good authority that the device, codenamed N69, will publicly be called the “iPhone 5se,” and should begin shipping by March or April.
Gurman says the device that made headlines yesterday, which looked identical in design to Apple’s current smartphones, is a fake, and the real 4-inch iPhone looks a lot like the iPhone 5s. He also notes that contrary to recent rumors, the handset has a headphone jack.
The rumored refresh of the four-inch iPhone is widely expected by multiple sources to include Apple’s latest A9 chip with two gigabytes of RAM, but now a new rumor published Monday by Chinese-language MyDrivers is pouring cold water on those claims.
According to the site, the handset will actually run the previous-generation A8 processor that powers the iPhone 6 series and won’t include twice the RAM as previously suspected. In addition, Apple will apparently market the device under an ‘iPhone 5e’ moniker, like to suggest that it’s actually an enhanced version of the iPhone 5s.
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.
According to a research note that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sent to clients this morning, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, Apple’s rumored four-inch iPhone refresh will be released in early-2016, possibly in time for the spring.
It will feature an iPhone 5s-like exterior design with an iPhone 6s-like display that’s curved at the edges.
The device apparently sports a colorful metal chassis, runs the A9 system-on-a-chip manufactured by both TSMC and Samsung (which also powers the latest iPhone 6s series) and includes NFC to support Apple Pay transactions.
Reliable analyst who have been calling for a refresh to the now discontinued four-inch iPhone 5c may have gotten one detail wrong: it sounds like the device, expected to be branded under the ‘iPhone 6c’ moniker, will run Apple’s A8 processor used in last year’s iPhone 6 rather than the latest A9 chip powering the new iPhone 6s.
That’s what Japanese blog Macotakara, which has a pretty good track record when it comes to Apple leaks, said this morning citing “credible sources” familiar with the device.
Apple’s rumored refresh of the four-inch iPhone lineup is yet again being pegged for a summer 2016 launch in another analyst note.
Kevin Wang, IHS’s Technology Research Director in China, wrote in a post on Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo that the new handset, reportedly branded as ‘iPhone 6c,’ is expected to be released in mid-2016 featuring the same four-inch form factor as the iPhone 5c.
Ahead of Apple’s big unveiling tomorrow, 3D artist Martin Hajek has posted a batch of sexy concept renderings which imagine Apple’s rumored iPhone 6c and a next-generation Apple TV with iPhone 6 and Apple Watch design cues plus iOS 9-powered UI.
Contrary to the rumors, Apple won’t be unveiling the iPhone 6c tomorrow after all though some tipsters claim the device is coming in time for Thanksgiving.
Apple today officially confirmed its rumored media event will be indeed taking place on Wednesday, September 9. The press conference is widely expected to bring new iPhones, iPads and possibly a next-generation Apple TV.
New pieces of information continue to surface in the run-up to the event. According to latest tidbits from a reputable publication with reliable sources, Apple won’t unveil an ‘iPhone 6c’ at the event.
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.
Yesterday, we told you that reliable leaker Evan Blass claimed on his @evleaks Twitter account that it “Sounds like iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and 6c will all arrive concurrently.” Blass has proved himself extremely reliable in the past and has leaked accurate details and images pertaining to unreleased smartphones.
But now research firm Fiksu says it couldn’t find traces of the iPhone 6c in logs, unlike iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus which it captured in web traffic logs and identified as ‘iPhone 8,1’ and ‘iPhone 8,2’.