It is curious to see how every day more rumors are coming out about the iPhone 6c, the new low range from Apple that will accompany the powerful iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. We all expected to see it in a few weeks along with the launch of the iPhone 6c , but today a rumour is coming from China, where they say that the successor to the iPhone 5c will be launched in the second quarter of 2016.
This iPhone 6c would have TSMC and Samsung FinFET chips, from 14 to 16 nm , which would allow better performance and lower battery consumption in the low range of iPhone. Although Apple never wanted to call it low-end, it is the iPhone that uses the remains of past generations. What may happen this time is that an Apple A8 processor from the iPhone 6 will be used, but with improved construction technology in less nm.
This allows for lower power consumption, and has already been achieved with the Apple A5 on the third-generation Apple TV . The original plan was to manufacture processors using TSMC’s 20 nm method, but the use of FinFET processors could even allow the Apple A8’s clock speed to be improved and power consumption to be lowered, without the need for chip re-engineering.
We’re talking about a hybrid, where it will share with the iPhone 5s size and with the iPhone 6 hardware specifications. Due to the criticism that the iPhone 5c had with its plastic, Apple could seriously reconsider going back to aluminium unibody for its low range.
It’s rare to see a new iPhone halfway through the cycle of others. Apple has been launching its smartphone since September, and only the iPhone EDGE, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 were released in June. But it is now for the first time that the release date is clear, as until today everything was just rambling . Now, 4-inch lovers, you only have to wait until 2016 to buy the new little one from Apple.