The first alleged 4-inch iPhone 6c photos have been leaked. There have been rumors about the 4-inch iPhone going around the Web since after the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but lately the device’s existence has been sketchy at best. The new photos however seem to suggest otherwise, so head over the jump for more on this news.
Just when we thought that the 4-inch iPhone from Apple was no more than a mere fantasy, reports seem to jump out at us, with some sources being pretty confident at the existence of such a device, which, as cited by an earlier report, is being targeted at female users and is Apple’s attempt to grab an even larger share of the smartphone market by offering size variations in its smartphone lineup.
An online parts retailer has just published photos of what looks to be an iPhone 5c housing, but with a few tweaks in the design, and the source is also suggesting that the housing is in fact of the rumored iPhone 6c. The new 4-inch iPhone will apparently retain the polycarbonate body and candy colors along with the same shape, but the LED flash cut-out is now oval, suggesting the arrival of a dual-tone LED flash – like the one found on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and 5s. The other major change can be found at the bottom of the casing which now sports a multiple pair of speaker grill holes unlike the single row found on the iPhone 5c.
According to previously leaked reports, the iPhone 6c is likely to sport some high-end specs this time around including the iconic Touch ID fingerprint sensor, an NFC chip for supporting Apple Pay, and an improved camera. It is being speculated that the iPhone 6c could include a new A9 processor, but given that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are running an A8 chip, it is unlikely that Apple would counter its best-selling models till date with a cheaper but faster performer. Judging by what the iPhone 5c was, then it’s highly likely that the iPhone 6c will be an iPhone 5s repackaged in a plastic body.
As for the photos you just saw, we would suggest that you take this piece of news with a pinch of salt, given that it’s pretty easy to drill a few neat holes in an iPhone 5c casing, and the result can further be polished up with some good use of an image editor.
We have a feeling we will see more of these leaks as September draws near.