The latest rumors say that Apple will kill the iPhone 5C after announcing the iPhone 6S. The iPhone 6C is not in sight.
Apple has confirmed yesterday that the iPhone 6S event will take place on September 9 in the big Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. A lot of new information has come down the rumor mill this week.
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The iPhone 6S features have been completely leaked and we do not expect any surprises. There is still uncertainty about the fourth color option. Speaking of color. The iPhone 5C is dead. 9to5Mac reports that Apple will discontinue the aging iPhone after the introduction of the iPhone 6S.
The rumors about an replacement iPhone 6C are going back and forth. 9to5Mac source's say that while Apple is working on a 4-inch iPhone, it is not ready yet. This means Apple will not show an iPhone 6C on September 9.
Right now the iPhone 5C is still on sale on the Apple Store. SIM free version of the 2013 released iPhone 5C sells for a whopping $450 in the Apple Store. Consumers get two modern unlocked Android smartphones for that price.
Apple is apparently struggling how to position a new iPhone C. We don't believe that there are technical issues that holds back Apple releasing a new C model. The company does not want to advert attention from its new flagship iPhones. On the other hand Apple needs to also cater to the lower end market.
9to5Mac's report says that Apple keeps the iPhone 5S in the current iPhone portfolio with the new iPhone 6S release. The iPhone 6 also stays. An SIM free iPhone 5S sells for $549 on the Apple Store, which is also way to high when comparing to new 2015 Android phones.
Even if Apple drops the price by typical $100 the iPhone 5S is still priced to high for lower end markets. Pricing of the complete iPhone line for fall 2015 is one of the last secrets Apple is able to keep until the September 9 event.
What we know so far. Rumored features of the iPhone 6S include Force Touch screen, A9 CPU, reinforced aluminum shell and 12MP camera. The iPhone 6S is also rumored to adopt the motion wallpapers from the Apple Watch.
The iPhone 6S is not a dramatically new iPhone compared to the iPhone 6 but demand will be likely setting a new record.
Apple has reportedly ordered close to 90 million iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus units for 2015.
As the event will take place at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which is a much larger venue than Apple usually uses (7,000 seats). This is why we expect more than the iPhone 6S to be unveiled. Possibly new Apple products include iPad Pro and Apple TV.
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