iPhone 5C And iPhone 5S Sale Indicates The Apple iPhone 6 Release Date Is Soon?

The iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S sale will drive the price down for those looking to buy now, but could Apple be hinting that the iPhone 6 release date is just around the corner?

In a related report by The Inquisitr, if you compare the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S against the Samsung Galaxy S5, Apple wins for durability — although the new smartphone is said to be quite an improvement over the Galaxy S4. Apple rumors also claimed the iPhone 6 release date would be in the first half of 2014, although other reports claim the iPhone 6 launch is likelier in the fall of 2014. The iPhone 6 screen might come in two sizes, similar to how Apple launched the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S simultaneously.

Besides hinting at an earlier iPhone 6 release date, it’s possible the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C might be planned partially because the iPhone 5C sales numbers have been far less than expected:

“Cupertino’s mindset was that the iPhone 5c could do what the iPod nano did back in the days when people still bought iPods: grab terrific sales figures while costing less to produce. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5s was meant to maintain the company’s hammerlock on the high-end market…. Quarterly reports from the artsy tech behemoth continually crow about overall iPhone sales, as well as the successes of the App Store. Asked about the iPhone 5c in January, though, CEO Tim Cook said only that “the mix [of iPhone 5s and 5c sales] was something very different than what we [had expected].”

Given the lack of the success of the iPhone 5C, it’s possible the iPhone 6 will not have a lower-costing version with a plastic case. Instead, it seems more likely they’ll make only one distinction by having a large and a normal sized smartphone.

Regardless of future plans, you just know that Apple wants to sell off as many iPhone 5C phones as they can before the next generation is released. Apple has already increased the buyback price for the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, but now there will be a special iPhone 5C deal where you can trade in your old iPhone in order to upgrade to the current generation.

Perhaps because of these plans, Target is having its own iPhone 5C sale. Target will offer older iPhone users a trade-in credit up to $300 toward the purchase of an off-contract iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c, which cost $699.99 and $599.999 respectively. Target REDcard shoppers will receive a further discounts of five percent, which means you could get a iPhone 5S and or iPhone 5C for about half off. The only stipulation is that the old iPhone must be in good working order and the deal is available both in-store and online.

Do you think this iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C is heralding an earlier-than-expected iPhone 6 release date?