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.

iphone 5c or 5c
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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Top Rated Comments

Sallu978 Avatar
91 months ago
Well...

we didn't C that coming... :rolleyes:
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chad-VI Avatar
91 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:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xXFIREWIREXx Avatar
91 months ago
we didn't C that coming... :rolleyes:

iC what you did there
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mr.bee Avatar
91 months ago
or they will repackage the 5S in a 5C unit...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lobbyist Avatar
91 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?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Skika Avatar
91 months ago
5S internals, touch ID, the new iPhone 5C.

Calling it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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