Tag Archive for ‘iPhone 6C’

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.

‘Apple Planning March Apple Watch 2 Event’ ➝

Mark Gurman’s at it again:

Apple is currently planning a March 2016 event to unveil the second-generation Apple Watch, according to sources with knowledge of the plans. The second version of the Apple Watch would then ship by April, nearly a year after the original model first went on sale. Apple has also been working on a new “iPhone 6c” with a 4-inch display, which also could appear at this event, according to the source.

My fiancée can’t wait for the iPhone 6c. She’s been holding onto her iPhone 5s until Apple releases a new 4-inch device. I guess she might not have to wait much longer.

Two New iPhones Spotted in Analytics Data ➝

It’s looking more and more like the iPhone 6c is going to be a 2016 thing.

Arcuri on 4-Inch iPhone 6c ➝

Timothy Arcuri claims that all signs of a 4-inch iPhone 6c in Apple’s supply chain have disappeared. This is unfortunate if it proves to be true, but Arcuri’s track record has been spotty at best. I did a quick search on MacRumors and of the four predictions I found, he only got half of one right. This certainly doesn’t disprove the prediction, but I’d take it with a grain of salt.

Is the New iPod touch a Harbinger of a 4-inch iPhone 6c? ➝

Jason Snell:

The new iPod touch, for all its advancements, still sports the same 4-inch Retina display as the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c. And it makes me wonder if maybe, just maybe, it’s the first hint that we’ll be seeing an updated 4-inch iPhone–let’s call it the 6c–this fall.

It’s possible that Apple has moved into a comfortable tic-toc development cycle for iPhones — releasing a new industrial design for the top-tier devices every two years with a new, low-end model coming out on the years when the 5s, 6s, etc. are released. This was the case with the iPhone 5c two years ago and could be the case with an iPhone 6c this Fall.

I think it’s important for Apple to continue developing 4-inch iPhones. It gives them a clear differentiator between device tiers — it feels like the extra $100 is going towards more than just internals. And, there’s still plenty of users that prefer the 4-inch form factor.

Imagine how clean the iPhone lineup would be if it consisted of a 4-inch iPhone 6c, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. With those models alone Apple could span every price point from $99 all the way to $499 with a 2-year contract. And I suppose if they wanted to continue offering an iPhone at no cost with a 2-year contract, they could continue selling the iPhone 5s.

To take it back to the iPod touch, it didn’t strike me, just how much the new iPod touch looks like an iPhone, until I was browsing The Verge’s hands-on gallery — it clearly looks like a younger sibling to the iPhone 6. And, I’m sure Apple is clever enough to see how advantageous it would be for them to share parts between the iPod touch and iPhone 6c. Apple loves manufacturing efficiencies and and the new iPod touch feels like it was designed with that in mind — between the A8 processor, 8MP camera, 1GB of RAM, and 4-inch display there’s plenty for it to share with a potential iPhone 6c.

If Apple doesn’t release a new 4-inch iPhone this Fall that features hardware specs that are eerily similar to the new iPod touch, I’ll be astonished.

Jefferies Analyst, Ange Wu: iPhone 6C to Feature Metal Casing ➝

I hope this proves true and that it’s both launching this year and coming in storage capacities higher than 16GB.