Rumors about the as-yet-unconfirmed Apple iPhone 6c have been swirling for a while now, with the general opinion being that it will sport a 4-inch screen and come out in the first quarter of 2016. There is now fresh evidence for its existence in the form of a number of hands-on photos.
Based on the images, the Apple iPhone 6c seems to resemble the current look of the iPhone 6 series with its fingerprint scanner, rounded edges, antenna bands and metal body. The handset is set to be the successor to the affordable iPhone 5c, though Apple will reportedly do away with the plastic body and watered-down specs of the older iOS handset.
The pictures were posted online by Steve Hemmerstoffer, otherwise going by the username @OnLeaks, a Twitter account known for leaking devices. In separate news, a report alleges that the 6c will blend the colors of the iPod Touch line with the standard look of the current iPhone series. This makes sense, given how the 5c series was more colorful as well.
9to5mac has put up mocked-up renders of what this could look like on its website, showcasing the iPhone 6c in colors such as dark pink and deep blue. The brand might equip the smartphone with Touch ID, NFC to enable Apple Pay and 16GB of internal storage. It could be fueled by an A9 processor working in tandem with 2GB of RAM.
The 6c is not likely to be blessed with Force Touch, though, as Apple supposedly wants to reserve the feature for its flagship handsets. Chinese news outlets say the device packs a 1642mAh battery, larger than the one the 5S had. If these rumors turn out to be true, then the 6c may well lead to the demise of the iPod Touch series since there will be little to distinguish between them.
Stay tuned for more details about the iPhone 6c as and when they emerge from the woodwork.