iPhone 5c With Touch ID on Apple's Website Fuels Unlikely Refresh Rumors

A collection of iPhones are modeled alongside the brand new Apple-branded Lightning Dock, revealed Tuesday, on the dock's official store page. An iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and 5s are shown placed on the new dock's lightning charger port, but a mysterious pink-and-black outlier, which appears to be an iPhone 5c at first glance, upon closer inspection can be seen including a Touch ID sensor instead of a traditional home button.

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Rumors of a cheaper, 4-inch "iPhone 6c" model of the next generation of iPhones began late last year, backed by a few sources out of the Asian supply chain who manufacture the smartphones. More recently, however, reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed these rumors as false, noting that Apple will stick with 4.7- and 5.5-inch models this year.

While the iPhone on Apple's website in question today could in fact be the accidental unveiling of a new iPhone 6c, it's highly unlikely the company made such a slip-up in revealing an entirely new iPhone. It's more likely a curiously egregious Photoshopping error having to do with one of Apple's website designers, and will no doubt be taken down in due time.

Update 10:05 AM Pacific: Apple has removed Touch ID from the iPhone 5c render as expected.

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15 months ago
Well...

we didn't C that coming... :rolleyes:
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15 months ago
Maybe it was just a mistake, as they also show the iPad mini 1, and iPad mini 2 with touch ID on their website:
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15 months ago

we didn't C that coming... :rolleyes:


iC what you did there
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15 months ago
or they will repackage the 5S in a 5C unit...
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15 months ago
I don't see why adding Touch ID (as the lone change) to the current 5C would seem so unlikely.

Isn't that exactly what Apple did with the iPad Mini 3?
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15 months ago
5S internals, touch ID, the new iPhone 5C.

Calling it.
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15 months ago
I thought they shot most of the products on camera?
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15 months ago
I don't C why Apple would photoshop something so obvious. Have we ever Ceen such a big photoshop error on their part? I can't remember
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15 months ago
If that's a 6c with a 4 inch display I'll downgrade directly!
I don't know if there is are others disliking the 4.7 screen size (I'm aware of others really liking it however), but for me personally, the iPhone 5 screen size fits perfectly.
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15 months ago
Looks like a case

Isn't it more likely that they're illustrating the fact that the dock can be used with a case?
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