A lot has been happening in the Apple world these past few days, and if you’ve been keeping track of all those developments, here’s one more to catch on to; a purported iPhone 6c with Touch ID image on Apple’s own website.
With the iPhone 5c having been left behind in time, this new iPhone 6c image has been purportedly caught on Apple’s webpage for its new Lightning Dock for the iPhone as reported on Reddit. The image shows a fairly similar iPhone 5c cladded in pink, sitting snuggly on Apple’s new Lightning Dock, but this phone seems to be sporting a Touch ID home button, which was never a feature on the iPhone 5c.
Just to give it a quick background, the entire fuss around a potential iPhone 6c arrival is built around a debate encircling the possibility of a 4-inch iPhone hitting the market this year, along with the expected iPhone 6s. At the time of writing, the debate over Apple launching a 4-inch iPhone remains evenly balanced though trusted sources have suggested that a 4-inch iPhone may not be launching this year. However, some analysts have suggested that with Apple bagging a huge market with the larger iPhone 6 models starting Q3 2014, it would look to retain fans of the 4-inch smartphone as well to increase its market share.
As for the image in question, if you head over to that dock’s webpage now, you will see no purported iPhone 6c with Touch ID, but a regular iPhone 5c, as the image has since been removed after it went viral on the blogosphere. The optimist would believe that someone at Apple mistakenly uploaded the image of a new secret phone and then quickly removed it, while the skeptic might call it a publicity stunt. However, a more rational explanation could be that some designer mistakenly layered an iPhone 5s front image onto the body of an iPhone 5c working on some image editing software.
That said, if Apple was to launch a new 4-inch iPhone this year, there’s a very high probability that the device will be sporting the now standardized Touch ID sensor. For now, I would advise fans of Cupertino’s 4-inch smartphone to not hold their breath.