According to the Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple would have developed a new 4 inch iPhone based on the iPhone 5S and the sixth generation of the iPod Touch. It would notably have an A8 processor, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and an improved FaceTime HD camera with ƒ / 2.2 aperture.
Macotakara, which cites sources said to be reliable, claims that the production of this “second edition of the iPhone 5S”Has already started and the smartphone can be launched at any time. As a reminder, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities ensures that the future 4-inch iPhone will be launched in the first half of 2016, a launch date corroborated by other recent rumors.
Incidentally, Kuo recently said that the next 4-inch iPhone will adopt an A9 processor to run iOS 9 or iOS 10, but his chip prediction seems to be more guesswork than information actually from the supply chain. Apple.
Given the good reputation of Macotakara, and considering Apple’s desire to differentiate the next 4 inch iPhone from its range of iPhone 6S, it is plausible that this future iPhone 6C (if that is its name) is powered by an A8 chip. Apple has also reportedly refused to include the 3D Touch on this phone to encourage the adoption of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.