While recent rumors have claimed that Apple has ditched plans to release the so-called "iPhone 6c" until at least the second quarter of 2016, noted mobile phone leaker Evan Blass believes that the 4-inch budget smartphone could still be released alongside the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" later this year.

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Blass, who has accurately leaked several images and details about unreleased smartphones on Twitter (@evleaks) in the past, recently tweeted that it "sounds like iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and 6c will all arrive concurrently," suggesting that Apple could release three new smartphones at its annual iPhone event in September.

Blass is better known for leaking Android-based smartphones from handset makers such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Huawei, and Apple's release date plans for the so-called "iPhone 6c" appear to be in flux, so his latest prediction should be treated with a proverbial grain of salt and have been shared for discussion purposes only.

"iPhone 6c" release date rumors have widely varied, ranging from the "second half of 2015" to "2016" and "Q2 2016." The much-rumored smartphone is expected to be a long-awaited successor to the plastic "iPhone 5c" budget handset that Apple released in 2013, and could feature new 14/16nm FinFET chips from TSMC and Samsung for improved performance and lower power consumption.

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Top Rated Comments

oldmacs Avatar
74 months ago
OH PLEASE! (and please let it actually just be a 6S in 4 inches or even a 5S with new internals)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andres Cantu Avatar
74 months ago
I don't believe this rumor. We would have seen leaks of it by now. Remember the flood of iPhone 5c shells?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
74 months ago
Dear Apple:

If the iPhone 6C happens to be an iPhone 6S with a 4,2" screen, and same specs as the 6S (A9, 2GB RAM), you already sold me one.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ryuworks Avatar
74 months ago
I say the 6C will basically be the new iPod Touch's internals in 5C style shells with TouchID, which means A8 instead of A9.

That said those who are waiting for a new 4-inch iPhone should jump on them immediately.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dave2010 Avatar
74 months ago
I'm waiting till the announcement and will get a 5S if they don't announce a new 4" iPhone.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ballis Avatar
74 months ago
Please please please, let it be non-plastic and better than 5S
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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