No, that’s not an iPhone 6C with Touch ID, and Apple isn’t planning new iPhones for August…
There is a lot of speculation right now that Apple might have leaked an upcoming device on the webpage for its new iPhone Lightning Dock, while another report claims the company has new iPhones on tap for debut in August. Bad news: both aren’t true.
The iPhone image showed what appeared to be an iPhone 5c with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor not yet included in the device (pictured above). That led to a long list of sites reporting that this might be the first look at a next-generation iPhone 5c model, but it’s not.
Sources confirmed that the image was just an incorrect render, and that it doesn’t reflect any plans Apple may or may not have for an upcoming device. Although we have seen upcoming product images slip out in materials from tech companies before, rest assured that this is not one of those times.
And the same sources had something to say about that rumored August introduction for new iPhones. It’s not currently in the cards, and not something Apple is planning, so at this point it’s unlikely we’ll see new iPhones before the fall.
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