Purported video of 4-inch iPhone surfaces, debunked (updated)

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Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2016, 08:05
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor


It’s the leaked videos of purported new products that make life interesting.

A chunk of footage leaked by MIC Gadget claims to have an early view of the 4-inch iPhone that Apple’s expected to release this April.

The video, which was apparently shot in the Foxconn factory, shows a handset that’s been dubbed the “iPhone 6c” and looks just like an iPhone 6s, but smaller. The latest rumors indicate it will also have similar internals, featuring Apple A9 SoC and NFC for Apple Pay.

The validity of the video cannot be confirmed. The ratios of the speaker holes is very similar to the 4.7 inch phone so it’s not 100 percent that this phone is actually smaller. The video also does not include a comparison with other iPhones to confirm the relative size.

The handset appears to share a lot of its design and performance from the iPhone 6 series. That being said, there has also been some speculation it may be called the iPhone 7c, so it aligns with Apple’s newest-generation phone lineup coming in the fall.

The video isn’t revelatory, but has some interesting moments. That being said, take a gander and let us know what you make of it in the comments:

A number of tech blogs have looked into this and found that the purported handset may just be a regular 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s.

First and foremost, the distance between the speaker grille, pentalobe screws, Lightning connector, headphone jack and microphones appears to be the same as the iPhone 6s. If this were truly the so-called “iPhone 6c,” those components would need to be closer together on the bottom of the smartphone.

The display width also appears to match the iPhone 6s when compared to the size of the home button, although there’s no reference object to provide scale. The lack of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus for comparison also makes the video more questionable.

The much-rumored “iPhone 6c” may feature a 64-bit Apple A8 chip, 1GB of RAM, 16GB and 64GB storage sizes, 8-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera, improved FaceTime HD camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture, Apple Pay, Touch ID, VoLTE calling and more. The smartphone could launch by the end of March for around $500.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac, MIC Gadget and MacRumors

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