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iPhone 6c rumoured to feature an A8 chip, might be released in the first half of 2016

151118-iPhone-6c-concept-by-nbspMartin-Hajek

Rumours of a smaller, 4-inch iPhone have been floating around for several months now, with some suggesting that it would be announced together with the iPhone 6s. That obviously didn’t happen, but now new rumours have surfaced claiming that it will come mid-2016.

The 4-inch iPhone, supposedly called the iPhone 6c, was initially rumoured to be powered by an Apple A9 CPU, found on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but recent rumours point it towards last year’s A8 chip (found in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus) instead. It is also said to feature an improved FaceTimeHD camera, Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.

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This new information was gleaned from Japanese blog Mac Otakara, which has a good track record when it comes to all things Apple. The blog alleges that the new iPhone is apparently already in production and is set to launch in the first half of 2016, which contradicts earlier rumours placing it in the second half, so take it with a grain of salt.

This phone looks to be a significant upgrade to the previous iPhone bearing the ‘c’ badge, the iPhone 5c. No information on the iPhone 6c’s build was found, but if it will continue the trend set by the iPhone 5c, then the body will likely be made out of plastic with an array of colourful options. Earlier, alleged photos of the iPhone 5c were leaked, showing a plastic build and an oval camera LED flash that’s likely a dual-tone colour unit.

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It wouldn’t be too surprising if Apple decides to continue the ‘c’ badge as sales for the iPhone 5c were actually higher than expected. In Malaysia though, we’re not so sure. How many iPhone 5cs have you seen in Malaysia? Do let us know down below.

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