Apple is currently preparing to launch the iPhone 6C at some point in 2016. We’ve already heard a few details and rumours, including one prominent iTunes leak but now it looks like things are starting to take shape, as new reports claim the iPhone 6C will ditch plastic in favour of an iPhone 5s-like design, with upgraded internal hardware.
Apple’s iPhone 5C didn’t perform as well as Apple had hoped, largely due to rumours surrounding its pricing before release. Now it seems Apple wants to justify the cost, with the premium iPhone 5s design and the A9 processor powering the device, which is also found in the iPhone 6s.
This is all according to KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, who according to 9to5Mac, has a pretty good track record with these things. Aside from the beefier processor and 4-inch display, the iPhone 6C will also get an NFC chip for Apple Pay support, will be available in two or three colours and cost between $400 and $500.
According to the analyst, this new iPhone will apparently account for eight or nine percent of iPhones sold next year too.
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KitGuru Says: It seems that Apple is taking the C-line of iPhones in a new direction next year, ditching plastic and colours for a premium design and components with a smaller screen-size. It did something similar with the iPads at one point, though it eventually bumped down the iPad Mini specifications in order to sell more full-sized units.