Low-Cost iPhone 6C to launch in 2016 with 14/16nm FinFET SoC inside

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A new report by Taiwanese publication Digitimes hints that Apple is planning to launch a successor to the iPhone 5C dubbed the iPhone 6C not before the beginning of next year!

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Low-Cost iPhone 6C to launch in 2016 with 14/16nm FinFET SoC inside

In fact report claims that an insider leak indicates that the Apple will launch the device precisely during the second quarter of 2016. This contrary to the earlier rumours that had suggested that the company would launch the cheaper variant of the iPhone 6 at the same event where they will launch the new iteration of their flagship device dubbed the iPhone 6/ iPhone 6 Plus.

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Nevertheless few recent rumours had also suggested that the iPhone 6C would get delayed due to some issues with the vendors from whom the SoCs would be sourced.

In fact the report also claims that the American company is planning to make use of the FinFET chipsets manufactured by both Samsung and TSMC (Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing company). While the Samsung chipset is manufactured using a 14nm node technology, the TSMC uses a higher one at 16nm. This rumour also strongly co-relates with the one on the Apple's own A9 chip - to be used in the new iPhone 6S/6S Plus.

Low-Cost iPhone 6C to launch in 2016 with 14/16nm FinFET SoC inside

According to the Digitimes, Apple was previously thinking of opting for the 20nm SoC by TMSC. But later decided to shift to the new technology. This will not only give the device some extra processing power but will also be light on the battery. Just to recall, the smaller the nanometre of the node technology used for manufacturing, better will be overall efficiency of the SoC.

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Do note that as a tipster Digitimes doesn't boast of a win-win situation in most of their leaks. Rather they have a variable track record. So do take the news with a pinch of salt.

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