iPhone 5c-like device with Touch ID spotted on Apple's site, could this be the iPhone 6c?

iPhone 5c-like device with Touch ID spotted on Apple's site, could this be the iPhone 6c?
With about 4 months left until Apple's regular iPhone refresh is due, rumors concerning the next-gen devices are abounding. But while we feel fairly confident that the Cupertino-based company will refresh their 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, word on the street is that there's another phone in the pipeline.

Those of you who have been keeping an eye out on Apple will know that we're, of course, referring to the rumored iPhone 6c. According to unconfirmed insiders, Apple is considering a successor to the plasticky iPhone 5c, whose biggest asset would be... its relatively small, 4-inch screen. Apparently Apple is concerned about the people that actually agreed with its earlier stance on the impracticality of anything larger than that. And now, we might just have one of the first more interesting leaks, courtesy of Apple itself.

Just recently, a new iPhone Lightning Dock was listed on the online Apple Store. It sells for $39, but that's not the curious part — instead, folks have started noticing that the last image in the gallery is of what looks like an iPhone 5c, but with a Touch ID Home button. In case you don't know, the iPhone 5c, though released alongside the iPhone 5s, does't actually have a fingerprint scanner on board, and its Home button has the older model with the square marking in the middle.

Obviously, this is far from an official confirmation, for renders are typically used for illustration and aren't always 100% representative of the actual product — just remember the small outrage that the non-protruding camera in the initial iPhone 6 renders created. Something alike that could be exactly what's happening here too, as everything else about the image tells us that this is the iPhone 5c. What's going on here?

Thanks for the tip, Canoopsy!


source: Apple

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3786; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

apple needs to give up on the "c". Its not cheap enough to really make an impact.

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 933; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It's not meant to be cheap.....

8. bucky

Posts: 3786; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

what was it meant to be?

12. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Idk what it was meant to be but the c in 5c stands for color not cheap. i would guess it was meant for people who wanted a variety of color option. The 5c isn't made cheap it doesn't feel cheap so it wasn't meant to be cheap but its was a stupid idea fro apple to release the c series.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's meant to milk you isheep. They refuse to sell you the iPhone 5 for less than the 5s so they had to cheapen it before they can give you a discount. That's actually really sad how they treat you saps yet you still blindly follow them.

24. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Whats really sad is how much of a blind hater you and several other ppl on this site are. Or whats sad is how you make up nonsense like what you just said.

19. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

it is meant to be smaller (the "c" might stand for "compact"). Of course less expensive than the iphone 6, but not cheap. While every Android manfacturer is increasing their flagship's size, Apple understood that there's plenty of people who want a small phone, yet fast and smooth with a good camera and premium feel, and Android does not offer such a phone because in Android's world, smaller means less powerful, made of cheap plastic and with a crappy camera and crappy cpu.

13. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

What is it ment for then? After Jony Ivy dissed Motorola for making multiple design options for their Moto X, there is no way its ment for that same reason. ...Therefore it only leaves "cheap" as a option... At least in Apple's standards.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yes it was the cheap version of the iphone. That is why it was plastic.

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

C stands for clown, not cheap.

18. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

say what you want but as a senior student the highest amount of iphones i encountered are 5c so clearly there's a market for them

23. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

That analysis is so flawed. True there's a market, but not because you see it so much.

25. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i'm not saying there's a market because i see it so much, but it's clear that it has a target audience that that it meets thus there's demand

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Damn, that plastic unibody is epicly ugly.

3. CambodianPeacock

Posts: 3; Member since: May 20, 2015

Damn that looks disgusting, if a theif stole that, he will probably give it back since it's so crap. I know since it happens in my mother country.

4. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Looks real to me, I think they mess up on this one, that both new iPhones been leaked, oh dear

6. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also how long before pa removes this post like there post the other day that showed a real image of the new iPhone 6s with 2x cams, this post as now been removed, hm

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Why to choose this over the iPhone 5S, just saying....

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because there are people stupid enough to choose this over the 5S? And somehow, Apple knows this? Could it be recent history?

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Because it will be cheaper. They are going to use the discontinued strategy to make people pay iPhone 6 prices for a 5s. So the only way the sheep can get their fix for less that an iPhone 6 or 5s to go with the iPhone 6c. It's disgusting Apple tactics at work but unfortunately you sheep are going to empower them to pull this disgusting practice off. Well, at least they are giving you 16gb of storage. They used to be even more blatant by giving sheep like Bucky that guy with the basketball avatar, Mirkra or something 8gb of storage only before they would sell the last ten model to you for less than the current gen model. I swear, Tim Cook and John I've are probably in the board room right now laughing and saying how can we rip these saps off even more. This is probably how their conversation looks like. Tim Cook: Hey ji, you think our sheep would be stupid enough to buy an iPhone 5s with with a plastic body. Jon Ive: I dunno, I think they buy anything we do. Try it. Tim Cook: yeah let's try it. Lol Jon I've: lol man I can't believe they are willing to buy this s**t.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. Its a 5C shoved into a slightly modified case to make you think its a new phone, which is what they did with the 5S. I am sure Apple got stuck with quite a few parts left from the dismal sales of the 5C, so they need to recoup some of hat loss.

16. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Every iphone that has blown up in a person's pocket has been a 5c. What does Apple have to say here?

20. walid

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

This is an iphone 5C, follow the source

21. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Well after having read this from macrumors no less:- "possibly have the same hardware as the two-generation-old iPhone 5s, including a 4-inch screen, A7 processor with M7 motion coprocessor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1,560 mAh battery." SoC isn't the problem hell I can even deal with the screen size (somewhat) but 1GB RAM topped off by 1560mAh battery??? Seriously are there still idiots out there holding on to dear life, hopes and wall outlets to continue and "beautifully" suffer on 1560mAh batt? They gotta be s**tting me with this woefully low bar of expectations if this is gonna come with the 2GB RAM 6S.

22. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Its an iPhone 5C. Click the source link. My guess is the original photo was a bad photoshop job.

26. PaglaKhabiKiJhnajheMoreyJabi

Posts: 8; Member since: May 22, 2015

Why so UGLY??? iPhone 5c was really a blunder, people would have happily opted for the original iPhone 5(which is still better than the iPhone 6, imo) rather than buying this polycarbonate bull-s**t!!! still.. those sorry souls who can't afford the high costing sec-c iPhones go in for these just-c sh**s, instead of actually spending their hard earned money on more sensible options like moto x, oneplus one, mi4, or the most intelligent option lg g2 in the same range....(oneplus one, mi4 are even cheaper!!)

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