With the amount of gossip that surrounds Apple鈥檚 iPhone plans, predicting iPhone rumors really ought to be a sport. Last we heard about Apple鈥檚 2016 iPhone plans, we learned that some people (like KGI securities鈥 Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the top analysts on the planet) anticipated that Apple would be releasing not two, but three iPhone handsets next year. Aside from the current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets, Apple鈥檚 third iPhone was expected to be a return to the iPhone 5S size 鈥 four inches. Other forecasts included that the four-inch iPhone would have the A9 processor chip and sport a metal body. There was no final word (not that you can really know with these rumors anyway) on聽when聽this third iPhone was going to make its debut 鈥 until now.

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According the聽Apple Insider,聽the latest report dubs the new iPhone聽the iPhone 6C 鈥 the next generation after the budget-friendlier, candy-colored iPhone 5C 鈥 and will supposedly be making its appearance in mid-2016. There are also murmurings that Apple plans on breaking with tradition and releasing the much-anticipated iPhone 7 earlier than the usual September release as well.

That鈥檚鈥 just crazy.

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