Apple is expected to introduce its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this September, two of its newest flagship smartphones with unique features such as Force Touch. But what about the successor to Apple’s iPhone 5c, the plastic smartphone that was sold at more affordable price points? A new rumor points to a release time for that phone, too.
It won’t come in September, DigiTimes said on Tuesday, instead noting that Apple plans to release the iPhone 6c sometime during the second quarter of 2016. That means we might expect it between April and June of next year; though the report contradicts another rumor from last month that had suggested Apple scrapped plans for its 4-inch iPhone 6c entirely. The phone will reportedly pack new 14/16nm chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC.)
DigiTimes also said that TSMC is beginning to mass produce chips for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, though Samsung reportedly has a bulk of those orders as well.