While Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus at its event on September 9, don't expect a new, smaller, plastic-sheathed iPhone 6c to come along with them. A new report claims that Apple has indeed been testing such a device, but that it is not yet ready for prime time.
Sources say that while Apple has been working on a new 4-inch iPhone with the capabilities of last year's iPhone 6, the device is not yet ready to ship. Interestingly, Apple has also internally prototyped a new, smaller iPhone with a 3.5-inch display, the same size of the iPhone's screen from the first model in 2007 to the iPhone 4S in 2011, but it does not appear that the company plans to move forward with actually releasing such a device.
Additionally, Apple will reportedly discontinue the iPhone 5c, the multicolored plastic phone originally introduced in 2013 alongside the iPhone 5s. Instead, the company will apparently continue to sell the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and 5s.
We'll get a better idea about Apple's phone lineup after its event on September 9.