Budget iPhone 6c will feature Touch ID and Apple Pay

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An iPhone 6c concept.
The iPhone 6c is getting some big upgrades compared to its predecessor.
Photo: iPhonesoft

The rumored 4-inch iPhone 6c will boast an A8 processor, Touch ID and Apple Pay, according to a new report coming out of the Apple supply chain in China.

If accurate, this will be a major upgrade from the iPhone 5c, which had an A6 processor and no biometric authentication. A previous report also claimed that the iPhone 6c will feature an all-metal chassis compared with the “unapologetically plastic” look of its low-cost predecessor.

The move to include Apple Pay makes a lot of sense, given that the 4-inch 6c will be targeted not only toward users in search of a smaller handset, but also developing markets. Since Apple is trying to roll out Apple Pay as a standard, it follows that the company would want all its new iPhones to support the technology.

Today’s report also claims that Foxconn is barring employees in its Zhengzhou plant from taking days off prior to the launch of the iPhone 6s. I would presume this refers to holidays, rather than seven-day work weeks, but you never know with Foxconn!

Either way, we’re expecting to see the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus debut September 9, while the iPhone 5c may arrive two months later in November.

Via: Patently Apple