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Rumored iPhone 6c to feature metal casing

iPhone 5c

Apple may break tradition again and release an entry-level iPhone 6c to replace the discontinued iPhone 5c in February, according to the Chinese website TechWeb. Citing unnamed sources from Foxconn TechWeb claims Apple will announce the iPhone 6c in January then release the new device in February. The website also notes that Apple will ditch the “unapologetically plastic” casing of the iPhone 5c in favor of a metal body.

Report: Apple to ditch 3.5mm headphone port for Lightning connected headphones

3.5mm headphone jack

Citing reliable sources over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Japanese blog Macotakara claims Apple plans to abolish the 3.5mm headphone port to reduce the thickness of the iPhone 7. If true, this will make the iPhone 7 Apple's thinnest phone ever released, but it also means users will need to use Lightning connected headphones instead of the industry standard 3.5mm equipped models.

Report: Apple Watch 2 coming in summer 2016

Hermes Apple Watch

It should come as no surprise that Apple is working on the next generation Apple Watch. A report detailed by MacRumors indicates Quanta Computer has confirmed development of an upgraded watch coming late in the second quarter of next year. With the initial release planned for June 2016, production can then ramp up later in the year to fulfill demand. Rumors have pointed to several hardware and software improvements in the Apple Watch 2.

Apple to update 4-inch iPhone in early 2016

Next generation iPhone rumors are already flying, with heavy-hitting analysts starting to weigh in with their own research. As MacRumors reports, Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI securities expects Apple to release an updated 4-inch iPhone sometime in the first half of next year. This release schedule would be a departure for Apple, since the company has typically launched new iPhone models only once per year. Summer updates were replaced by fall product launches in recent years, with the iPhone 7 expected to debut in fall 2016.

Pope visit to delay iPhone 6s shipments

Pope iPhone 6s email

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are supposed to begin shipping on Friday, September 25, but some New York City residents may have to wait until Saturday to receive their handset. Controversial blogger Sam Biddle shared an alleged email from Apple on Twitter informing him that the delivery of his iPhone 6s may be delayed until Saturday.

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