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Evleaks: smaller iPhone 6c may be announced together with the 6s and 6s Plus

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Evleaks: smaller iPhone 6c may be announced together with the 6s and 6s Plus
Apple is heavily rumored to return to the smaller iPhone form factor with an iPhone 5c heir, codenamed iPhone 6c by the tech blogosphere. Unlike its predecessor, this eventual handset is said to sport a more premium, metal body, and was believed prepped for release some time in the first half of next year, perhaps together with an iPad line successor.

Yesterday, however, renowned tipster Evan Blass from @evleaks fame, claimed something else entirely. "Sounds like iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and 6c will all arrive concurrently," he tweeted, and went tight-lipped on the sources of this information. Given that Mr Blass has a pretty good track record of being right, we will be waiting with bated breath come next month, to see if Apple will indeed announce the largest upgrade to its portfolio of phones ever, releasing something for everyone's screen diagonal taste.

In any case, little else is known about the handset, apart from an alleged leaked metal chassis, and an increased 1715 mAh battery capacity, compared to its iPhone 5c predecessor's 1500 mAh unit. The chipset inside is also tipped to come made with the FinFET technology, using either Samsung's 14nm production method, or TSMC's 16nm one. Along with the potential 4" display, the iPhone 6c is shaping up to be a powerful little handset, but let's wait and see if Apple will indeed announce something like that on September 9th, which for now is the latest rumored date for its annual unveiling event this year.


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posted on 11 Aug 2015, 02:35 1

1. Zomer (Posts: 242; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Evleaks knows jack s**t about Apple.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 13:14

24. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Clearly, since it's the 5S that's next in line to be the "free on contract" iPhone, not the 6. The 6 hasn't been out long enough to be chopped down to a minimum and sold at as much of a discount as the 5S should be.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 03:18 1

2. Chuck007 (Posts: 997; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


This just in: the 6c might sport TouchID as well. Remember you heard it here first folks!

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 03:20

3. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Literally everyone I know with an iPhone 5c has broken the screen

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 04:01 1

5. Zomer (Posts: 242; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Those or women or gay, so that doesn't say much.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 05:40

12. surethom (Posts: 589; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


It's that u then. Not a nice reply.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 06:21 2

14. GreatBigPhoney (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Zomer, is it? I happen to be gay and find the 5C to be too small for my personal tastes, and at this moment I have a Note 4 and had an iPhone 6 Plus. I know many women with larger phones, but I can imagine based on your response and general blanket statements, the phone isn't the only thing that some people find unappealing due to the size. Not classy, buddy. Please forgive MY lack of tolerance.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 19:46

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 19355; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good shut em down post my man.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 11:51

23. natypes (Posts: 1038; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


This is true in my experience as well.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 09:10 1

20. jeroome86 (Posts: 790; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Every 5c I see is bare naked. No case. Probably why see so many broke screens. Seen a S6 edge last week with broken back. No case either. They must have disposable income.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 03:34 1

4. Wiencon (Posts: 1704; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I really hope this is true. I played with 6 for a minute and it's too large. If 6C doesn't come I'll just get 5S or Z3C (but rather iPhone)

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 04:55

9. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Lel the z3c has same screensize as ip6 but is much smaller in size

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 07:45

17. Swordylove (Posts: 159; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


Yeah the screen is only 0.1" smaller but it is quite literally the ONLY (relatively) small and capable Android phone since last year. I still wish they kept Z1C's 4.3" screen and shrink the body instead.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 08:54

19. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Have you test the s6 or s6 edge???

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 04:04 1

6. boosook (Posts: 1413; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


4.3'' would be better... 4 inches is too small for just about everything nowadays.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 04:26 1

7. Wiencon (Posts: 1704; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


No, that's case on Android, but believe me, I use 4S now and few of my buddies have 5/5S and it all depends on apps. On iOS they are greatly optimized even for my 4S, because there is still big base of its users and even bigger of 5/5S. On Android very big part of devices is around 5 inches and apps are written for that size and resolution. I really love 3.5/4 inch sized iPhones, I can do everything comfortably on 4 inch, yes even web browsing, but only some news sites, for more comprehensive usage I prefer tablet or laptop. I know I'm in minority here because I prefer smaller phones but I can't imagine myself using something bigger than Z3C for longer term

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 04:41 3

8. nctx77 (Posts: 1638; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


You are the exact target market that Apple wants and their are millions of you around the world. Even thought I have a 6 plus, I understand. I laugh at folks who say they can't use a 4 inch phone. What were they using from 2007 to 2009? Most phones back then were 3.5 to 4 inches. I guess their fingers all of a sudden look like Shrek.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 05:34 2

11. Wiencon (Posts: 1704; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I agree, it just pisses me off that we have been left with no choice regarding phone size, that is why I moved to iOS, on Android there is Sony Compact and nothing else and I didn't like Z3C as much so I left. It really surprises me that only Sony sees that there is demand for small phones, not as big as for phablets apparently but cash just lies there and waits to be picked up.

Just look at todays news, another day, another 5.5 inch "phone", how many have we got recently? Asus Zenfone, ZTE Axon, S6 and N5 coming in few weeks and anything under 5 inches is just crap these days.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 07:38 1

15. Hama22 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)


I'm glad to see someone who like myself likes smaller phones than nowadays huge things that have became the norm.
But how can someone prefer a 4S over a Z3C??????

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 09:49 1

21. Wiencon (Posts: 1704; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Well, audio from it was horrible, camera wasn't so good, cold screen, and in the end iOS with jailbreak is much better than Android with root IMO.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 07:51 2

18. boosook (Posts: 1413; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It's not a matter of optimization, and it's not a matter of Android vs. iOS.
In my family, some of us use Android, others use iOS, and I've handled the 4S many times. Android has been running for ages on 3.5/4'' screens, and iOS is not more optimized unless you define "optimized" as "having microscopic icons and text". ;)
I've seen people on the 4s trying hard to read a microscopic text on a microscopic web page...

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 09:51 1

22. Wiencon (Posts: 1704; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I didn't.

And unless you change it, font is of same size as on 5/6, bigger screen just have more content, not bigger

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 07:39

16. Swordylove (Posts: 159; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


No, 4" is perfect unless it's an Android with on-screen buttons, then 4.3" is perfect.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 05:24

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 19355; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The antenna lines in the thumbnail look much better.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 05:50

13. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


This thing will look great in lime green.

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 13:44

25. Iodine (Posts: 1280; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Three iPhones ?

That's going to be massacre !

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