Apple Rumored To Debut iPhone 6c With Metal Body Early Next Year
Besides its sudden announcement, perhaps one of the biggest thing that stood out to everyone about Apple’s iPhone 5c was its vibrant color scheme giving it sort of a funky vibe. Seeing as how there have been so many different versions of the iPhone 6 family, it should be no surprise that an iPhone 6c is probably in the works and would be announced soon.
New reports now claim that unlike iPhone 5c, the 6c might be ditching the polycarbonate shell and instead opt for a metal design. According to some unnamed insiders of TechWeb, the iPhone 6c will feature an aluminum body instead of a plastic one while also retaining the bubbly color scheme of its predecessor.
The 6c is also expected to feature a 4-inch screen and since it’s a mid-range smartphone, it won’t be featuring 3D Touch which continues to remain exclusive to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. In terms of specifications, the phone will probably have Apple’s own A8 chipset, pitting it close to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
As for the pricing details, Apple is aiming to charge its 4-inch iPhone between $400 and $500 in the United States. The retail price of the previous iPhone 5c was $549 for the unlocked version. Although iPhone 6c is expected to be announced early in 2016, probably during CES in January, TechWeb also claims that Foxconn still hasn’t received mass production orders from Apple so the actual release might be a bit delayed.