There have been several reports and rumors regarding the iPhone 7C as of late. Some suggest that the more compact iPhone will be launching in September of next year, while others speculate on its details and further hardware specifications. Recently however, a China Mobile roadmap had gone ahead and revealed an April launch for the much awaited iPhone 7C.
According to reports, Apple has just finished a small-scale trial production of the purported iPhone 7C. Furthermore, it will soon hit mass production phase in January to prepare for its launch.
In recent news, the iPhone 7C will be similar to the company's iPhone 5S in size and shape along with its unibody metallic design, and it will also arrive in three color options just like it did when it launched two years ago.
The iPhone 7C, also known as the iPhone 6C, will be packing a somewhat minimal 1,642mAh of battery rating. As far as the pricing goes, rumors have it that the handset will carry a US$400 to US$500 price tag.
Last month, KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo expected that Apple will be releasing a new 4-inch iPhone that would resemble an upgraded iPhone 5S. Kuo also noted that the release of the new device will be in the first half of 2016, which would make the April launch window believable.
While other hardware specifications still aren't detailed, Kuo speculated that it will come with the same chipset that is currently featured in both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6S Plus.
Furthermore, he also predicted that Apple will be mass producing the iPhone 7C sometime in the first half of next year, and the metal unibody seems to fit the description the new report has as well.
However, it's important to note that Apple still hasn't officially addressed these rumors. So as with anything unofficial, it's always best to take things with a grain of salt.