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

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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26 Comments

1. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Evleaks knows jack s**t about Apple.

24. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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

3. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

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

5. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

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

12. surethom

Posts: 1587; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

14. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 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.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good shut em down post my man.

23. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

This is true in my experience as well.

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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)

9. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

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

17. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 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.

19. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Have you test the s6 or s6 edge???

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

15. Hama22

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 17, 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??????

21. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

18. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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...

22. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

16. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

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

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The antenna lines in the thumbnail look much better.

13. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

This thing will look great in lime green.

25. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Three iPhones ? That's going to be massacre !

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