Apple Has New 4-Inch iPhone But Won’t Launch It Yet
Cupertino tech major Apple will announce two new iPhones at its September 9 launch event scheduled to be held in San Francisco. While that’s exciting enough for most of us, those expecting Apple to also unveil a third iPhone at the event are in for disappointment. A new 9to5mac report suggests that although the company has a new 4-inch iPhone up its sleeve, the long-rumoured iPhone 6c is not yet ready to ship.
The iPhone 6c is supposedly Apple’s iPhone 5c in a 2015 avatar, meaning identical design elements but beefed up specs. More importantly, it can also be considered a tribute to the possibly outgoing iPhone 5c that is expected to reach its end-of-life in the days to come.
Reports suggest that the iPhone 6c will have an exact similar plastic (and colourful) design as the iPhone 5c, but will carry specs close to what you get in the current generation iPhone 6, save a smaller display.
Apple took a different route from its usual scheme of things when it launched the iPhone 6 (4.7-inch) and the iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch) last year. The company will launch similar sized iPhones at its September 9 event, but with newer (and better) hardware. The iPhone 6c when launched would mean Apple returning to its roots (of smaller handsets).
Whether or not the rumoured iPhone 6c would be a budget phone (like the iPhone 5c) is yet to be seen.
Meanwhile, Apple’s next generation iPhones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus – as per tradition – will be flagship handsets, with premium pricing.
Although a lot is not known about what’s in store, it is expected that the new iPhones will come with Force Touch, the technology we earlier saw in the Apple Watch and the company’s new MacBooks.
The newer iPhones are expected to come with revamped cameras. A 12-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording support is on the cards. Meanwhile, the front FaceTime camera is expected to add flash support.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are also expected to support Apple Watch-like animated wallpapers.
Besides the new iPhones, the company is also expected to launch the long rumoured iPad Pro and a revamped Apple TV at the event.