If you've been keeping an ear close to the ground, you have most probably heard the recurring rumors that Cupertinians are poised to release a compact new handset in early 2016, which might or might not be called the Apple iPhone 6c. The device is expected to feature the design language of the 6th-gen iPod Touch; it is expected to boast a 4-inch display and an aluminum build in the exterior. Still, we shouldn't rule out a smaller-sized iPhone 6/6s lookalike. We expect the iPhone 6c munchkin to have a specs sheet reminiscent of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, like an Apple A8 chipset, an 8MP iSight camera and a 1.3MP FaceTime one, as well as a single gig of RAM. Make sure to check out our extensive rumor review for the iPhone 6c for additional info about the handset.
Let's get back to the design now. We are not holding our breaths for any surprises in this department and seem to have a pretty good idea what the iPhone 6c might look like. Render artists do, too - a flurry of rather good-looking 3D renders and concepts have already made the rounds, visualizing the rumor mill's speculations.
The most recent collection of appealing new 3D renders of the iPhone 6c seems to be one of the best ones we've seen in a long time. Created by Ferry Passchier, these new renders for the compact iOS handset are envisioning it as a scaled-down conveyor of the well-known iPhone 6/6s design language. We expect it to employ a way more diverse color palette in comparison with the bigger topdogs in Apple's arsenal, similar to the iPhone 5c. Ferry Passchier has put his faith into the five iPod Touch-like color options we currently have plus an additional one — iPhone 5-esque space gray, silver, gold, rose gold (which is a stranger to the iPod line as of now), dark pink, and dark blue.
We might not have to wait for too long to witness the debut of the iPhone 6c - rumor has it that it will be introduced sometime in March 2016, alongside the second-gen Apple Watch. Well, we'll wait and see.
By the way, which is your favorite render of the iPhone 6c? Drop a line with your favorite color variant in the comments section right beneath the gallery!