Apple may have accidentally leaked a new variant of the upcoming iPhones, apart from the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that’s already doing the rounds. The company listed an iPhone 5c with the new TouchID feature, and the image posted alongside has sparked rumors of an iPhone 6c variant. 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
The image was posted to promote the company’s iPhone Lightning connector dock for its iPhone 5 and later models. The handset looked like the iPhone 5c but had the TouchID ring on the home button that is not present in the iPhone 5c, leading many to speculate it could be the iPhone 6c. The photo was soon replaced by a regular iPhone 5c. Also Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
Apple was expected to launch an iPhone 5c upgrade later this year along with the next-generation iPhones. However, recent analyst notes had suggested that phone was probably scrapped.
However, this development should be taken with a proverbial pinch of salt, as 9to5Mac rubbishes those reports saying that the image briefly listed on the Apple website was not the iPhone 6c. Citing sources inside the company, the publication reports that it was just an incorrect render and nothing else. The same report also brushes off reports of a possible August release of the upcoming iPhones.
Apart from these blurry reports, leaks suggest that the next iPhone touted to be called as the iPhone 6s will have an added rose-gold variant and come with an elevated 2GB RAM. It is also speculated to have a dual-lens camera with a bumped up 12-megapixel sensor.
Additionally, it could boast a new design language with different metal casing to ensure that the new iPhones do not bend. Lastly, it will come with the new Force Touch technology that was first seen on the Apple Watch and new MacBooks, and boast a sapphire display.