Jefferies: affordable iPhone 6C will have a metal chassis, release date slated for H1 2016

Jefferies: affordable iPhone 6C will have a metal chassis, release date slated for H1 2016
Now, here is a wild prediction from a reputable research and market analysis firm. Analyst Ange Wu from Jefferies upgraded Foxconn's stock to "Buy" yesterday, citing a huge order it has presumably scored for more than half of the metal casings of a future iPhone 6c. Yes, you read that right, there will apparently indeed be an iPhone 6c, and it won't be coming with the "unapologetically plastic" chassis of its misfortunate 5c predecessor.

We've been hearing about a possible "c" model for a while now, with persistent claims that it will still feature a 4" display accompanying the various rumors about it. The Jefferies's analyst claims, however, that the affordable iPhone with the metal chassis will be released in the first half of next year, which would mark a departure from Apple's typical unveiling season in the fall. This jibes with another reputable analyst's enigmatic forecast that there won't be a 4" iPhone 6c this year, which still leaves 2016 as an option. As per the memo to clients, “although iPhone 6C is designed as an extended version, it still uses metal casing based on Apple style,” alluding to the 6c as an "extended version" of the current iPhone 5c model. 

The Jefferies report also indirectly confirms that there will be an iPhone 6s/6s Plus this year, using the same chassis as the current iPhones. “The experience gained from iPhone 6/6 Plus rear metal casings will sustain FTC’s position as the main supplier for the iPhone 6S/6S Plus, and this will likely be extended to the iPhone 6C,” tips the research firm.

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19 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

iPhone 6C... affordable??? I have a doubt on that statement.

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Phonearena say ''A cheaper iPhone'' and not affordable, because iPhone 5C was never affordable at the release date!

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

iPhones will never be affordable, same goes to other Apple products except Apple TV.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And awesome Mac Mini

18. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

crappy mac mini. Apple downgraded it. A terrible shame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0_dN8wn74k

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Everything is affordable to those that can afford them.

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well, that's a logic nobody can deny xd

17. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Sure, so is a billion dollar home affordable? I think we are talking about whether something is affordable compared to world average annual house hold income is $9733 and median per capita household income is $2920.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's affordable to those who can afford a billion dollar home.

7. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Yeah iPhone 5c almost have the same price tag as it's predecessor - the iPhone 5. I don't see many people using it in Indonesia.

10. Simona unregistered

Haha exactly affordable for 600

13. waddup121 unregistered

wow. affordable.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I would really love to see 4" iPhone with same specs as bigger brothers. 5S size is perfect, but 1GB of ram is too little.

6. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Affordable is a loose term when it comes to apple products..

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

"iPhone" and "affordable" should never be used in the same sentence. It's an oxymoron.

12. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

"The experience gained from iPhone 6/6 Plus rear metal casings will sustain FTC’s position as the main supplier for the iPhone 6S/6S Plus, and this will likely be extended to the iPhone 6C" Bendgate Alert! Future iphone 6C owners take precaution.

14. Donbenie

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Affordable? Wao..

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This will cost more than the Xperia Z4 compact and probably the same price as the Note 5. Damn those crooks. Will the iPhone 6s be the first phone to be over a $1000 for the 16gb version? Tune in to September to find out. What a joke.

16. tokuzumi

Posts: 1821; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

"Affordable"

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