iPhone 6c with Touch ID, A8 processor, Apple Pay launching in time for Thanksgiving?

New reports have surface from within Apple’s supply chain claiming that 4-inch iPhone 6c with Retina display, an A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and built-in NFC for mobile payments could hit shelves in time for the Thanksgiving this year.

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If the reports are to be believed, the successor of iPhone 5c will feature an in-house designed A8 processor, NFC and Fingerprint sensor resulting in a significant jump in terms of hardware specs over its predecessor. It’s worth noting that iPhone 5c incorporates a three-years old A6 processor and has no fingerprint sensor or NFC mobile payment feature.

Commercial Times, a Chinese newspaper, reports that Apple’s main supply chain partner Foxconn has instructed its employees in the Zhengzhou plant to not take any day-offs one week before the next iPhone’s launch in September.

Previous reports have suggested that Apple will be ditching plastic finish on its iPhone 6c in favor of an all=metal enclosure just like the one found on an iPhone 6. DigiTimes, in a report, claims that the next-generation of iPhone 5c will keep the 4-inch display size, but will run on a faster processor and incorporate NFC and the Touch ID as well.

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iPhoone 6c related rumors have been making rounds for quite some time now. Some of those rumors claim iPhone 6c to be introduced sometime in the year 2016 while others have strong belief in Apple launching the successor of its iPhone 5c later this year.

Apple is widely expected to hold a media event on Wednesday, September 9 to unveil the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, new iPad models, and the next-generation Apple TV as well. Devices are said to hit the shelves on September 18. Apple is yet to send out the invites to the press for its upcoming event. There’s also word on the street that Apple may quietly launch the iPhone 6c in November with a simple press release without holding an event.

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