Apple is bound to unveil a new series of iPhones in September, and given the company’s history and all the rumors so far, the two main models will be known as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. We assume that the two variants will have 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays respectively; however there have also been reports of an iPhone 6c being in the works, and last week we came across a rumor suggesting that the 6c will be built by Foxconn with a 4-inch display in tow.
Today the story took another twist when rumors of a 5-inch model being manufactured by Foxconn blipped on our radars. According to the Foxconn insider who shared the sketch below, via the Apple portal known as “Feng”, the 5-incher will apparently rock an 8 MP camera, a dual-LED flash, and what seems to be a rather conservative design. More details after the break.
5-inch iPhone 6s / 6c In The Works?
Before we explore the possibility of a new 5-inch iPhone being developed as we speak, we should remind you that Apple products are extremely susceptible to rumors – some of which never come to pass. That being said, we advise you to remain skeptical as we dig deeper in these latest bits of information.
With all that out of the way, what the hell are we looking at anyway..? Well, apparently what we have here is a sketch depicting the alleged 5-inch iPhone 6s model. The Foxconn insider who revealed this data was not able to provide a live photo of the device (they are not allowed with smartphones or cameras inside Foxconn’s premises), so instead he made a representative sketch showing some of the handset’s design cues. Accordingly, the smartphone will pack an 8 MP camera complemented by a dual-LED flash, and will rock a full HD 5-inch display, powered by an A9 processor.
The source reiterated that the two other iPhone 6s models will measure 4.7 and 5.5-inches respectively, and added that the iPhone 6s Plus will make use of a more powerful 12 MP camera.
As to what we make of these rumors, launching four smartphones at once is not something we see Apple doing anytime soon. So if there is any grain of truth to these recent rumors then perhaps the fabled 5-inch model will be the iPhone 6C. Then again this means that rumors are conflicting (remember last week’s report of a 4-inch iPhone 6C), so only time will tell how the story will end. Until more data emerges, tread carefully and feel free to share your thoughts on the idea of a 5-inch iPhone 6s / 6c being launched along with the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models.