Thoughts on an iPhone 6c ➝

Stephen Hackett:

If Apple can squeeze the A9 into something this size, I think it will sell well. I’ve heard from readers and people in my personal life who would like to purchase a new phone of this size. My wife, who reluctantly just upgraded to a 6S, is going to be frustrated if the 6C is real and any good.

My fiancée is still clinging to her two-and-a-half-year-old iPhone 5s and refuses to upgrade to a new device until Apple releases a 4-inch option.

Stephen goes on to speculate about where the iPhone 6c might sit in Apple’s lineup. I’d like to see Apple simplify the lineup by discontinuing all of their older models. That means the iPhone 6c would essentially replace the 6, 6 Plus, and 5s. But that’s very unlikely to actually happen.

I think it’s much more likely that the iPhone 6c will simply be an addition to the lineup rather than a replacement for an existing device.

My guess is that Apple’s lineup will be as follows after the iPhone 6c’s release:

  • iPhone 6s Plus at $749
  • iPhone 6s and 6 Plus at $649
  • iPhone 6c and 6 at $549
  • iPhone 5s at $450

This would also mean that none of Apple’s current iPhones would see price drops until the iPhone 7 is released this Fall.