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Affordable Apple iPhone 6c tipped to launch in Q2 2016 with 14nm/16nm FinFET chips on board

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Affordable Apple iPhone 6c tipped to launch in Q2 2016 with 14nm/16nm FinFET chips on board
According to a new report, Apple is expected to launch an iPhone 5c successor in the second quarter of 2016.

The new report, coming from Taiwanese publication Digitimes, quotes unnamed insider sources from the semiconductor industry as it argues that the next-generation budget iPhone will be launched in Q2 2016. Before moving any forward, it should be mentioned that Digitimes has a variable track record when it comes to breaking news un upcoming products, meaning that you should digest this info with a dose of skepticism.

While early rumors argued that Apple will launch an affordable iPhone to go along with the impending iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, more recent information suggested that the budget iPhone will be delayed for the first half of next year. This new report from Digitimes seems to fall in line with what was previously rumored about the smartphone, expected to be called the iPhone 6c.

Allegedly, the iPhone 6c will make use of FinFET chipsets manufactured by both Samsung (using the 14nm node technology), and TSMC (using the 16nm technology). This info correlates strongly with previous rumors on the Apple A9 chip, one that's also expected to be manufactured by Samsung and TSMC using the same chip manufacturing technologies. 

According to the Digitimes report, Apple originally intended to equip the iPhone 6c with a chip manufactured using TSMC's 20nm process, but ultimately decided to switch to the newer tech in order to take advantage of the extra processing power and the lower power consumption ratios associated with smaller node manufacturing processes.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 04 Aug 2015, 05:38 5

1. promise7 (Posts: 869; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


One week rumors leak Apple's releasing a smaller, cheaper "c" version. The next week Apple's not releasing a smaller version.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 07:04 8

6. neela_akaash (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Affordable at the cost of $600....

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 09:40 1

17. Simona (unregistered)


at apple they ar weirdos

posted on 05 Aug 2015, 04:17

27. sgodsell (Posts: 3247; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


When Apple still has stock piles of iPhone 5c's and is still selling their only new 32 bit iPhone with only 8 GB of storage for $450. Then Apple has to wait until they find enough suckers to buy their old junk. Havens forbid Apple for putting on a slashed sale price or ever admit that they went wrong when they released this device. Even their iPod touch is now 64 bit and has a minimum of 16 GB of storage. You can get the latest custom built Moto X which is 64 bit, 32 GB of storage, QHD display for only $399.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 08:40

13. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 273; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


No the new small 4 inch was the new Ipod touch. People got mixed up.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 06:07 22

2. Roshi (unregistered)


'Apple' and 'Affordable' doesn't fit together in same sentence.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 06:24 2

3. gziegfrid (Posts: 33; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Affordable iPhone is 10 asus zenfones

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 08:19

11. neela_akaash (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Now it's too much bro...

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 06:30 8

4. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Affordable = $550- ish

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 06:48 4

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1012; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


they will do this just like the iPod touch, from a6 chips to a8 or possible a9 chips, with same 4 inch screen and larger battery

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 07:17

7. Wiencon (Posts: 1774; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


If it's 4 inch, A9 and 2 gigs of ram I'm all for it, of course only if 64 gb version is available

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 07:37 1

8. neela_akaash (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Yes but you will get those specs in iPhone 8C. Better hold your breadth till then...

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 07:42 4

9. cdm283813 (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Apple's idea of budget is a year old $550 8GB iPhone. Apple has no idea what a real budget phone entails.
Apple just released a $200 iPod touch. There are various sub $200 full blown phones that can be had for that cost. Some of these prepaid phones can be had for under $50.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 07:50

10. Ruturaj (Posts: 1281; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


If it costs $550 for 16gb with A8 and ipod 16gb with A8 costs $200, then is apple charging $350 for a extra modem, same as Apple ic charging $500 for strap on iwatch.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 08:30

12. cris2001 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I remember Apple said: "we are not in junk (affordable) business".

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 08:58

16. Loveneesh (Posts: 141; Member since: 14 Jul 2015)


You should remember that they said :"galaxy note is to big as a phone "

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 08:55

14. Loveneesh (Posts: 141; Member since: 14 Jul 2015)


I think it come with 4.3 or 4.2 inch screen.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 08:55 1

15. nautiyalspandan (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


apple and affordable!! hahaha

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 20:09

24. cheetah2k (Posts: 1507; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


only on contract....

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 10:13

18. Tizo101 (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


best joke of the day lol.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 10:38

19. mildorzalost (Posts: 141; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


http://cdn.meme.am/instances/56708276.jpg

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 11:43 1

20. ThePython (Posts: 871; Member since: 08 May 2013)


A PhoneArena author should know better than saying an iPhone will be affordable.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 18:44 1

21. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Haha yes they should, +1

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 18:47

22. slannmage (Posts: 148; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I'll buy one if they're at the right price.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 19:52

23. xondk (Posts: 1205; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"Affordable Apple iPhone"
This is an invalid statement, Apple does not make anything that can be categorized as affordable, it is even something they've prided themselves on making 'premium' devices.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 20:47 1

25. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Sure, just like we were told the 5C was going to be affordable. Right.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 22:52

26. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Cheap s**t , but selling like it's premium. Lol

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