Metal-clad Apple iPhone 6C coming in February?

We’ve been hearing a lot about the rumoured iPhone 6C in the past months, with reports saying that the device will feature a smaller screen and inferior specs compared to the current iPhones. Now a new report is claiming that the device could be available as early as February of next year.

Apple iPhone 6C to launch in February of 2016?

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The new rumour comes to us courtesy of Chinese-speaking TechWeb. According to its sources inside Foxconn (factories tasked by Apple to put together the iPhone and the iPad), the iPhone 6C will feature a smaller 4-inch screen, which we have learned from previous reports. It adds that the device will feature a TouchID fingerprint scanner. However, since it will be a more affordable version of the iPhone, it will not offer the cutting-edge features found on today’s iPhone 6S such as 3D Touch. Just like the iPhone 5C, the iPhone 6C is said to be offered in bright and fruity colours. The difference is, however, is that the smaller iPhone will be clad in metal and not plastic like the iPhone 5C.

The report also sheds light on pricing. It claims that since the new iPhone will be a “C” class, it will be priced cheaper than the current iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus. It claims that the iPhone 6C will range from around £265 to £330. If true, what is Apple planning to do with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S, which fall under the said price range? Although the fate of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S it is yet to be determined, we’re guessing one of them will share the same fate of the iPhone 5. When Apple launched the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, the iPhone 5 was discontinued and replaced by the iPhone 5C as Apple’s mid-range offering. The iPhone 4S, however, was still offered as its low-end device. It’s likely that the iPhone 6 will remain in the £364 segment.

If the Apple iPhone 6C is coming in February of next year, this would mean that it will make its official debut in January.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.

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