Apple made its mark on the mobile market with the iPhone 6 Plus, a phablet-like smartphone that took Apple smartphones to a new level. First, customers eagerly anticipated a new iPhone announcement; then came the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release. Following those releases came the unfortunate Bendgate phase. Once everyone had the new iPhone model the only next logical question was; what’s next for Apple and the iPhone?
Recently, a Digitimesclaimed that Apple will be releasing three new iPhone models this year (just not all at once). This, of course, has brought the internet into frenzy. They claim that Apple will debut the S models of both theiPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in addition to a “C” model.
The C model was thought to have been discontinued after the iPhone 5C. The 5C was launched as the cheaper, more colorful version of the iPhone. It was believe that these models were being discontinued in the wake of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. However, this is not the first we’ve heard of the C model; rumors swirled in early December 2014 that we might be seeing a 6C model, aimed specifically towards females and users who long for the days when you only needed one hand to operate your iPhone.
The iPhone 6C would have a 4” touchscreen and would run on an A8 system-on-chip. It would also come with NFC technology and Touch ID, letting the device work seamlessly with Apple Pay. Furthermore, there are reports that the iPhone 6C will be manufactured by Wistron, and that LG and Japan Display will provide stock for the iPhone 6C as well as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus.
The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, however, would run on an A9 chip and feature a 4.7” and 5.5” touchscreen, respectively. Additionally, sources say that Apple will skip over the sapphire smartphone displays of the previous models (#bendgate) for the more sturdy Corning Gorilla Glass. There is also talk that these new models will feature Apple’s Force Touch, one of the crowning jewels of the new Apple Watch. According to Apple, Apple Force Touch technology “uses tiny electrodes around the flexible Retina display to distinguish between a light tap and a deep press, and trigger instant access to a range of contextually specific controls.”
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