Rumours that September will be marked by the arrival of three new iPhones got a second wind today, after one of tech-writing’s best-connected leakers let slip some whispers he’d heard on the Apple grapevine.
The possibility of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus being accompanied by a plastic, smaller update to the iPhone 5C dubbed the iPhone 6C seemed to have been stymied in recent weeks.
Not only had there been no leaks about the so-called 6C for months. But a slew of reports appeared claiming that Apple had scrapped plans for the iPhone 6C because it felt it could cannibalise sales of the more costly 6S and 6S Plus.
And that, it seemed, was that. Or at least it was until Evan Blass, aka the leak artist more usually known as @evleaks, intimated that industry chatter he's heard suggests all three phones will be dropping simultaneously after all.
Blass’ track record with bringing photos of unannounced devices to the public’s attention is nigh-on peerless. So whether the rumour turns out be true or not, we’d counsel that you don’t rule it out.
As for when Apple will hold this triple-trouble handset launch day, that’s just as up in the air as everything else about the company’s plans right now. However, the latest rumblings indicate that it’s preparing to debut the next-gen iPhones on September 9th.
According to previous reports, the 6C will feature a nigh-on identical spec sheet to the iPhone 6 but will ditch that phone’s 4.7-inch display for a four-inch screen.
Interestingly, it’s also reputed to debut a design that’s more in keeping with the iPhone 6 than the iPhone 5C.