There is plenty of speculation about Apple’s next move in the iPhone series of smartphones and there are many unanswered questions including; will Apple launch an iPhone 6c?
Last time around Apple made a double release with the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5s was the high specification phone we expected to see but this was joined by a more budget friendly and youth orientated iPhone 5c.
iPhone 5c green
If we are to see another duo of iPhone 6 phones then we can expect to see a few differences in key areas. If we take a look at the differences between the iPhone 5 models then we should expect to see the following on an iPhone 6c:
There will however be many similarities to celebrate between the iPhone 6 and 6c and if history repeats itself and the rumours of the iPhone 6 are correct then these may include:
Read more about the iPhone specs, features and rumours here:
The answer to this question could very well drive Apple’s desire or lack-of to produce an iPhone 6c.
iPhone 5c pink
Sales of the iPhone 5s massively outstripped those of the iPhone 5c and as most Apple fans are used to buying only top-end devices, this result is no revelation.
Having said this the sales of the 5c have been consistent and measurable. We should maybe consider that these sales are not likely to have originated from customers who may have bought an iPhone 5s if there was no 5c.
It is more likely that these sales have been generated by opening up the iPhone market to younger consumers and those searching for a more budget friendly device.
Here is how the costing breaks down:
|Model||Pay as you go||Contract|
|iPhone 5s||£519.99||from £29pm|
|iPhone 5c||£439.99||from £21pm|
|Price difference||£80||£8pm or £192 over 24 months|
There is one other point that Apple should be debating when considering a future dual release of the iPhone 6. The Apple iPhone 4s is still selling by the bucket load and when stocks of this handset cease to be replenished the logical replacement would be the Apple iPhone 5c.
iPhone 5c blue
If Apple fails to plan for the future and no iPhone 6c is forthcoming then this could be a costly mistake which will alienate the rather large market of deal seekers who pounce on the opportunity to buy superceded smartphones.
To be honest we don’t know when we will see the iPhone 6 series released but we do expect it to be sometime between June and September 2014.
If the iPhone 6c becomes a reality we will likely see the two phones announced together, although we would expect to see stock availability of the two phones separated by at least a week.
iPhone 5c white
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Written by: Michael Brown