iPhone 6c Tipped to Sport Metal Build, Launch in January

The 4-inch iPhone 6c smartphone that has been in rumours since March this year is now being said to launch in January next year and go on sale in February. The handset will supposedly ditch the plastic build sported by its predecessor iPhone 5c, and will shift to metal this time. However, it will still arrive in various colour options like the iPhone 5c.

According to some “Foxconn insiders”, the rumoured iPhone 6c will see the light of the day in January, which seems unlikely given the pattern of iPhone launches Apple has been following since years. This also contradicts few reports from last month claiming the iPhone 6c will be released to consumers in mid-2016. Tech Web, a Chinese website reported the news, via GforGames.

According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has an accurate track record for Apple leaks, the iPhone 6c will feature a 4-inch display and is expected to enter mass production in the first half of 2016.

From the past leaks and rumours, the iPhone 6c will sport the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that was missing from iPhone 5c. Users can also expect an A9 SoC, improved FaceTime HD camera with f/2.2 aperture, and support for 802.11ac Wi-FI and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless standards. However, the new purported iPhone handset won’t come with 3D Touch display, the flagship feature in Apple’s latest generation of iPhone models – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It is supposed to fall under the company’s ‘budget’ smartphone range.