4-inch iPhone 6c with colorful metallic enclosure to launch in February 2016 [report]

In a new report, a relatively unknown Chinese website TechWeb claims that Apple will be launching its much-rumored 4-inch iPhone variant, a successor to company’s unapologetic plastic iPhone 5c, in the month of February next year. This yet-to-released 4-inch iPhone model is widely referred to as iPhone 6c.

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TechWeb, citing its sources inside Apple’s supply chain who are familiar with the matter, reports that the iPhone 6c, unlike its predecessor, will come enclosed in a metallic body with a range of color options to choose from. In comparison, the iPhone 5c had a plastic polycarbonate body and it was also available in multiple color options to choose from.

An unnamed source of the publication inside Foxconn, Apple’s major partner of assembling many of company’s gadgets including the iPhone, reportedly told TechWeb that the iPhone 6c will officially be unveiled in January 2016 followed by the launch in the month February next year. However, Foxconn has not yet received orders to begin the mass production of the device, TechWeb cautioned.

Apple will make the device available at an affordable price by not including some of the features of latest iPhone devices, such as 3D Touch, reports the publication. However, the device will get the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, the publication suggested. The device is said to cost between $400 to $500 in the United States.

We started hearing about Apple baking a new version of its 4-inch iPhone lineup since earlier this year. Just like this report, many previous reports claimed the new 4-inch iPhone model to come in a metallic enclosure. In another report, Apple is said to be testing multiple iPhone 7 prototypes with unique hardware capabilities such as USB Type-C, wireless charging, Touch ID integrated within the display, dual cameras, and more.

It is advised to take such reports with a pinch of salt. Do you think, we’d see the iPhone 6x earlier next year? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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