Mythical iPhone 6C Said to Land in March as an iPhone 5S/iPhone 6S Hybrid

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Hold onto your backsides -- we have a new iPhone rumour. Apple’s said to be considering breaking with tradition and planning an early-2016 launch of a brand new model. That model’s said to be the iPhone 6C, a cheap (relatively) and colourful 4-inch version of the iPhone 6S.

The gossip comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who reckons Apple wants to show that it hasn’t forgotten about the customers who don’t like the fact that the company decided to jump on the phablet bandwagon. Kuo says the 6C will essentially be a follow-up to the iPhone 5S, which came out in 2013.

The handset, if it exists that is, is expected to be made of glass and metal, and come in a variety of colours. It could also feature the same camera as the 5S, while looking a little more like the 6S. It will reportedly land in either March or April with a $400-$500 (£260-£330) price tag.

As is perfectly normal procedure these days, Kuo has pulled a load of figures out of the air too, and says that Apple will flog 20 million units of the mythical phone over the course of 2016, accounting for 8-9 per cent of total iPhone sales for the year. Mysic Meg, eat your heart out. [MacRumors]

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