Apple’s much–vaunted iPhone 6C could be getting a launch after all, after one of the tech world's best connected analysts claimed the company is planning to launch a new, smaller iPhone in the first half of 2016.
Ming Chi Kuo, a man known for getting his Apple predictions spot-on, says an updated 4–inch screen iPhone is still in the works. He attests that it will go into production at the start of next year, with the aim of having it available to buy before summer.
Kuo reckons the commercial imperative for the 6C stems from continued demand for the iPhone 5S. 2013’s flagship device remains on sale as the company’s entry–level effort, although the plastic iPhone 5C has been discontinued.
It’s believed the handset that tech sites tentatively titled the iPhone 6C will come with the same A9 processor as the current iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. However, Apple is said to be keeping its 3D Touch tech out of the new phone.
What’s more Kuo believes Apple is aiming to sell as many as 30 million of these new phones in 2016. That would suggest it will aggressively target the mid–range market in China, a territory where it is already enjoying huge gains.
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