Smaller iPhone 6c project reportedly ditched over fear of iPhone 6 cannibalization

Speculation over Apple working on an iPhone mini has been around for quite a while. Some predict that Apple will revamp its “c” iPhone as the iPhone 6c, and bring the specs of the current iPhone 6 to a budget minded crowd, all under a smaller iPhone 5s-like chassis. Other conflicting rumors claim that it Cupertino ditched this project a long time ago, though no reasons were provided. If this were a match where 2 out of 3 wins, then don’t bet on the product ever happening.

Analysts are now telling investors not to bet on the smaller iPhone happening this year, and site credible supply chain sources. It seems that Apple ditched the project since March, and that the argument has everything to do with the current iPhone 6. Historically Apple hasn’t succeeded with launching a budget smartphone along the high-end model, as we remember with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Apple is experimenting a ton of success with the iPhone 6, and the company’s main concern is that if they keep this device for another year, a smaller iPhone 6c would cannibalize its sales.

Obviously at this point nothing is set in stone, so we’ll keep a close eye on rumors as they evolve.

Source: Business Insider
Via: Mac Rumors

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