An Asian source apparently claims that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5C are both near to completion. Specifically, the source told Stabley Times that the iPhone 5C audio chip is ready to go, although they’re still working on the chip for the iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 delayed a bit
Jerry Miller reports that a supplier in Taiwan told Stabley Times that they’re working on the IC audio chips for both new iPhone models. The supplier claims that they are producing the IC chip for the iPhone 6 after completing work on the iPhone 5C chip.
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There have been reports that a slightly larger screen would delay release of the iPhone 6, although problems with the rumored fingerprint scanner were not expected to hold up the device. In light of this new alleged leak from Taiwan, it appears as if we might see the iPhone 6 debut alongside the iPhone 5C this fall, although the iPhone 6 may be holding things up a bit.
iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S this year?
Of course the debate about whether the iPhone 6 will be out this year or next continues. The Taiwanese supplier claims that the iPhone 6 will feature a 4.3-inch screen and a new design, although it will come out with the iPhone 5C, which will be the company’s low cost device.
Some have speculated that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will do away with all of its 30-pin connector devices to leave only the Lightning port iPhone 5 handset left. In addition to this practical side of the argument, it also enables the company to release a fresh handset geared toward the lower end of the price spectrum rather than simply offering older handsets as the budget models.
And then there are the arguments about the completely redesigned iOS 7. Would Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) release a device that’s largely the same as last year’s model along with a totally refreshed operating system?