iPhone 6c Won’t Launch on September 9, iPhone 5c to Be Discontinued: Report
With Apple finally announcing its September 9 event that’s anticipated to see the launch of the its new iPhone models – expected to be called the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus – new leaks and rumours claim to give a close look at just what the Cupertino giant will unveil. A report claims the long rumoured iPhone 6c isn’t getting launched at Apple’s September 9 event alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Last year’s plastic-clad iPhone 5c will not be seeing a refresh either, and the series will be discontinued, the report adds.
Earlier reports claimed that Apple may launch three iPhone models this year – the iPhone 6s (successor to the iPhone 6), the iPhone 6s Plus (successor to the iPhone 6 Plus), and the iPhone 6c (successor to the iPhone 5c).
If the report is to be believed, Apple will have a five-model iPhone lineup this year. With the iPhone 5c discontinued, the company will have iPhone 5s at the bottom rung, with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus rounding it off. Incidentally, all of these iPhone models have Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor.
Many were expecting the company to launch an affordable iPhone, the iPhone 6c at the event to combat against the increasingly growing, Android-dominated smartphone market. Rumours have been conflicting about the size of the iPhone 6c’s display, with some pointing to a 4-inch display in a way to still offer the small form factor Apple had adhered to in the growing phablet market, and others pointing at a 5-inch size in between the current 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.