Although there have been reports that Apple’s iPhone 7c will be launched in September 2016, a recent roadmap of China Mobile has revealed that the launch could be brought forward to April is very unlikely, because it makes no sense to launch the iPhone 7c before the iPhone 7. While this doubt remains, a new report suggests that the device will enter the stage of mass production soon. According to the report, Apple has already completed a process of small-scale production and mass production is expected to begin in January. Moreover, it was also revealed that the device will be similar to the iPhone 5s in shape and size, and will be available in three color options just as the latter. Finally, the report noted that iPhone 7c will have a 1642 mAh battery. As for the price, the device is said to cost the US between $ 400 and $ 500.
The analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities research firm is used to predict what will be the future products that Apple will bring on the market and, according to a recent report, the Cupertino-based company plans to launch the iPhone 7c in September 2016.
The assumptions of Ming-Chi have as its foundation sources in the vast supply chain Asian manufacturer with the mark of the bitten apple. Some months ago, the analyst has predicted that the alleged new iPhone 4-inch iPhone provisionally dubbed 6c would not have been presented together with the new iPhone and iPhone 6s 6s Plus, but will debut next year and with a different name from ‘iPhone 6c’.
For several weeks, in fact, rumors about the fact that Apple is planning to re-launch to market a new model of iPhone with diagonal screen size of 4 inches, because there would still be people who prefer this size. Recall that with the launch of the iPhone 6 (4.7 inches) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch) Apple has satisfied consumers eager to have an iPhone by larger than 4 inches, but it is said that everyone likes a mobile ‘ big’. So, it is said that Apple wants to reintroduce an iPhone 4-inch (the last is the iphone 5s).
The decision to add the suffix ‘c’ should not be confused with the decision a few years ago to launch the iPhone 5C, a plastic version of the iPhone 5, which proved to be a real flop so that Apple anticipated closing of the production of the phone.
In a note to investors, Ming-Chi Kuo said that a new iPhone to 4 inches will come in 2016, and will be called iPhone 7c. Since in September of next year is expected the announcement of the new iPhone 7, it is assumed that the iPhone will be the version 7c ‘smaller’ iPhone 7.
The variant 4 inch iPhone 7 should not maintain all the specific original, apart from the new chip A10, with only the size of the display which should be decreased to 4 inches. The body of the iPhone 7c may not be made of metal, so to be placed on the market iPhone 7c in a lower end (but it will not be a cheap iPhone). In addition, the future iPhone 4-inch presumably will not have the new technology 3D Touch Apple introduced in the iPhone 6s, to further differentiate it from ‘iPhone 7 to be launched.
The analyst concludes his note to investors wrote that Foxconn will be responsible for producing iPhone 7c, with the possibility of creating 20-30 million of these phones in total.