A new report has come out by Chinese website TechWeb [Google Translate] (via GforGames) claiming Apple’s rumored “iPhone 6c” could feature a colorful metal design and Touch ID, lack 3D Touch and launch in February 2016, which correspond with previous rumors which stated that the 4 inch iPhone will be released in early 2016.

The report, citing various sources, states that Apple’s working on a 4 inch iPhone with a  ”colorful metal body design”, so if this is true, the 4 inch iPhone will most likely be called the iPhone 6C, the first variant of the iPhone 5C. However the fact Apple may be doing such a thing, Foxconn hasn’t received any orders as of now for mass production of the device.

Apple’s exact release plans for the so-called “iPhone 6C” remain unknown, but the report speculates about a possible January unveiling of the device, and says the budget handset could be priced between $400 and $500 in the U.S, unlike the iPhone 5C which started at $549 off-contract for the 16GB model.

The report also states that the “iPhone 5S Mark II”, which is probably just an insider name amongst people involved in the 4 inch iPhone, has entered production and could be shipped at any time, and a recent research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and other rumors point towards a 2016 release date.

It’s still unclear at this time whether we’ll be seeing a 4 inch iPhone, but with rumor after rumor leaking online about the device, it’s beginning to look like we can start getting our hopes up.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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