While Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6S, and the iPhone 6S Plus this year, seems like the company could have a surprise under its sleeves. According to Digitimes, Apple might actually be launching three new iPhones this year, with the third model boasting a 4-inch display. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
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Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch device currently being referred to as iPhone 6C, according to industry sources.
While this isn t the first time we are hearing about Apple s reported plans for a 4-inch iPhone, this is the first time a possible name has surfaced. The possibility of a 4-inch iPhone 6C could possibly be related to recent rumors that the new iPhones would come in a pink color variant. This is however in contrast to earlier reports claiming that Apple would be discontinuing the C line of smartphones.
The publication further states that the 4-inch iPhone 6C is likely to be manufactured by Wistron, while both the other two variants will be manufactured by Foxconn. Based on previous reports, Apple is said to be considering bringing its Force Touch technology to the new iPhones. Force Touch, essentially includes electrodes deployed around the display to detect the level of pressure applied. So it can differentiate between short taps and long presses. On the Apple Watch, Force Touch adds an extra layer of control to existing multi-touch.
Additionally, the bigger screened iPhones are expected to be powered by Apple s Samsung-made A9 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, but the iPhone 6C is expected to stick with the A8 processor. On the software front, these smartphones will run on iOS 9. Reports claim that Apple is focusing on stability and performance improvements over introduction of new features.