For tech lovers waiting for the so-called iPhone 6c, which will be a presumably cheaper version of Apple’s iPhone 6s line of smartphones, it would be good news to hear that the device is said to be coming with a battery that is slightly larger than that of the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 6c is expected to carry a lower price tag but contain many features found in the most recent iPhones, though which features exactly are not yet confirmed as of now.
According to a report by MacRumors, the iPhone 6c will have a 1,642 mAh battery, which is bigger than the 1,570 mAh battery of the iPhone 5s. The Apple news website obtained the information from the Chinese website MyDrivers, which said that it was insider employees of Foxconn that told them about the iPhone 6c battery. Foxconn is the massive Chinese manufacturing company that Apple uses for many of its products.
The report also echoes other rumors that are being tagged onto the still unannounced device, such as the iPhone 6c being a 4-inch smartphone that will be powered by an A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, a base storage of 16GB, the Touch ID feature and the curved glass that is found on the iPhone 6 and on succeeding smartphones.
The rumors regarding the iPhone 6c are persisting, with Appleexpected to release the less expensive version of its flagship smartphone similar to what it did in 2013 when it released the colorful iPhone 5c.
For the iPhone 6c, the smartphone is expected to look mostly the same as the iPhone 5s, and that it would come in three color choices of gold, silver and space grey, similar to the iPhone 5s. The updates would be in the internals of the device, with the upgrade to the more powerful A9 chip that is currently powering the iPhone 6s smartphones and the bump up to 2GB of RAM.
The iPhone 6c is expected to be launched by March or April 2016, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The insider already previously noted the information that is contained in the new MacRumor report, which heightens the possibility that the information in the rumors is authentic.
It was also previously reported that the iPhone 6c will allow for NFC-enabled payments, which would bring Apple Pay to customers who will purchase the device.
Kuo has had a good track record in predictions for the estimated launch dates and hardware specifications of Apple devices, and with multiple sources reporting the same information, it would seem that there is truth in the rumors regarding the iPhone 6c.
Another rumor, however, states that the iPhone 6c will actually be announced in January 2016, with the sale of the device to begin the month after in February.
The report adds that the iPhone 6c will have a metal body and not a polycarbonate one like its predecessors. It will feature colorful hues just like the iPhone 5c. In addition, the smartphone will not be packing the 3D touch technology that is found in the iPhone 6s, and is expected to have a price tag somewhere in the range of $400 to $500. This is significantly lower compared to the usual $650 starting price of Apple flagship iPhone.
Apple, however, has not yet announced the iPhone 6c nor confirmed any of the rumors surrounding the supposedly upcoming device. Until then, the market and consumers are left with no chance but to second guess if the iPhone 6c is actually going to be released or not.