It s been widely reported that Apple is working on three new iPhones, including the successor to last year s iPhone 5c. This device however will not be launching this year, and will instead be unveiled in the second quarter of 2016, Digitimes reports. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing endsAlso Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
This is in fact not the first time we are hearing of a 2016 launch time frame, and KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was quoted as saying the same earlier this year. It will boast a smaller 4-inch display, but unlike its unapologetic plastic predecessor, the forthcoming smartphone will boast a full-metal body. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
The publication further reveals that the iPhone 6c will be the first in Apple s lineup to be powered by 14/16nm FinFET chips manufactured by TSMC and Samsung. Unlike the 20nm chipsets, these new chipsets will offer relatively better performance and lower power consumption.
While a second-quarter launch would be a break in recent traditions, it is not exactly unheard of. Apple has after all launched the original iPhone, iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 4 in June. However, with Digitimes sketchy track record as far as launch timeline is concerned, we would advise you to take it with the proverbial pinch of salt.