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

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



1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

6. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Affordable at the cost of $600....

17. Simona unregistered

at apple they ar weirdos

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 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.


Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

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

2. Roshi unregistered

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

3. gziegfrid

Posts: 33; Member since: May 20, 2014

Affordable iPhone is 10 asus zenfones

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Now it's too much bro...

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Affordable = $550- ish

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 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

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

8. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

9. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

12. cris2001

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

16. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

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

14. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I think it come with 4.3 or 4.2 inch screen.

15. nautiyalspandan

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

apple and affordable!! hahaha

24. cheetah2k

Posts: 2297; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

only on contract....

18. Tizo101

Posts: 598; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

best joke of the day lol.

19. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

20. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

21. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Haha yes they should, +1

22. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

23. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

25. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

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

26. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

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

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