'iPhone 6c' Said to Have Slightly Larger Battery Than iPhone 5s and 2GB of RAM

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    Apple's so-called "iPhone 6c" will have a 1,642 mAh battery, slightly larger than the iPhone 5s battery's 1,570 mAh capacity, according to Chinese website MyDrivers [Google Translate] (via Gadgetz Arena).

    The report, citing "insider Foxconn employees," also corroborates multiple rumors claiming the 4-inch iPhone will feature an A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB base storage, Touch ID and the same 2.5d curved glass used on the iPhone 6 and later.

    Apple's suppliers will reportedly begin mass production of the much-rumored smartphone in January ahead of a possible March announcement and subsequent April release. At least five sources have now predicted the "iPhone 6c" will launch in early 2016 since rumors about the device began circulating this year.

    In November, often-reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara reported that Apple has developed a new 4-inch iPhone that is essentially an iPhone 5s with sixth-generation iPod touch features, including an A8 chip, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and an improved FaceTime HD camera with ?/2.2 aperture. The "iPhone 6c" may also come in at least three colors and lack 3D Touch.

    Article Link: 'iPhone 6c' Said to Have Slightly Larger Battery Than iPhone 5s and 2GB of RAM
     
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    Doubling down on security again?

    Honestly, with so many people in the supply chain, I'm surprised that the leaks are as low as what they are.
     
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    Oh man this looks great! Surely they won't skimp on the sto....

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    I would buy a 6c. The c line is one of apples best products.
     
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    Wow... Hopefully the iPhone 7 starts at 32 GB. Please.
     
  7. pgiguere1, Dec 29, 2015
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    I think they'll move to a two storage size model like the iPad Pro, e.g.:

    iPhone 6c:
    16GB: $599 64GB: $699

    iPhone 7:
    32GB: $699 128GB: $849

    iPhone 7 Plus:
    32GB: $799 128GB: $949

    Also, people complaining about the base model starting at 16GB should wait until we know the actual prices... As long as higher storage tiers are offered (which is 99% likely), complaining about the 16GB model is equivalent to wishing it was $100 cheaper, which makes no sense until we know the price.
     
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    It's okay, I've been living under the minimum storage for 3 years.

    It's not hard to delete apps you don't use very often.

    It's harsh.
     

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    If it costs only $100 less than the proper iPhone 6S then its going to fail like the 5C did. There just isn't a good rationale for a cheap iPhone unless its actually "cheap"... granted Apple won't make a throw away phone but a $399 price tag feels right (which means $499 is likely) and lets them compete overseas where people can't afford $650+ on a phone.

    Though anyone who absolutely needed a smaller screen size will be pleased.
     
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    make sense, like I said before apple will drop the iPhone 6 and line would be

    $549 - iPhone 6S Mini
    $649 - iPhone 6S
    $749 - iPhone 6S +

    they might keep iPhone 5S - if apple thinks if it still moves.

    remember in another 9 months, the line will change when the time comes for iPhone 7
     
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    2GB?
    Do you really think Apple would do that?
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    the cheapest iPhone is $450 - 2GB RAM does not cost that much, same with 32GB.

    apple will streamline several products this march - I believe.
     
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    This all sounds great, but it needs an updated camera as well from the 5S.
     
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    I thkink the whole 4" phone is a terrible idea. It will split up the device sizes even further for developers. It is clear that bigger screens are the future.
     
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    For God's sake, Apple, stop dumbing down the C line! Give me a top tier phone in a 4 inch form factor! Hopefully, the term "base storage" means there'll be other options. I can live without 3D Touch; I just need the fingerprint sensor for Apple Pay. Give me that, the same camera at the iPhone 6 and at least 32 gb of storage and you've got a sale.
     
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    If it had an updated camera and 128gb I would sell my 6s for it. 6s is just to big to feel comfortable using it one handed.
     
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    This seems to be a pretty different device than the 5c.

    For one, it'll use the best chip currently available (A9 with 2GB RAM) instead of using 1-year-old hardware. For roughly 6 months it'll be about as fast as larger iPhones and therefore won't be seen as a compromise performance-wise.

    Then there's the fact it's rumored to made out of metal rather than plastic, which means it'll be perceived as a more premium product. Many people were not interested by the 5c just because it appeared cheap / girly / childish, etc.

    In short, the 5c was basically perceived as "A cheaper alternative" or "An iPhone 5 with a new case".
    The 6c will more be perceived as "A smaller alternative" to the 6s. The focus will more be on its size than its price. Many people would gladly buy a 4" metal iPhone with the latest chip for the same price as the 4.7". If it's $100 less, then that's just a nice bonus.
     
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    all the rumored specs are iPhone 6S specs, do not think it is going to be 6C, it is 6S mini.
     
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    The good thing about ideas is you are allowed to your own. I and plenty of people I know hate the larger phones- a phone that requires a special tapping feature as the 6/6+ have proves the things are too big.
     
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    It's A9 inside the 6c slightly downgraded like the iPod Touch?
     
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    It doesn't split things further. We already have to deal with 4", 4.7", and 5.5" - introducing another 4" phone is no big deal.

    No, the thing that seems like a mistake to me is a lack of 3D Touch. The fewer phones that have 3D Touch, the less developers will bother taking advantage of it, the less reason there is for Apple to include 3D Touch on any phones at all.

    If Apple wants 3D Touch to be a reason to go with iOS instead of Android, then it needs to be available on every iOS device, not just some of them.
     
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    16gb was the base model in 2009. Are we actually going to start 2016 with the same standard!
     
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    you must have midget hands if the 4.7" screen is too big for you.
     
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    Apple priced iPhone 5S at $599 and they know it gonna obselete in half year. Then they price newer and better hardware at same price half years later. iPhone 5S is such rip off at 599. Even significantly better Nexus 5X is cheaper than that..
     
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    Would it seriously hurt Apple to just put some actual colour on their 'proper' phone line? Why even bother separating "Xs" phones and "Xc" phones? Why should people who actually like a colourful phone be insulted with being forced the inferior option?

    And what happened to the iPod Nano 5G line-up? That was aluminum and still managed to be perfectly colourful. Where did that idea go?

    I am really tired of this sterile subdued trend.
     

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