“Though Apple moved on from the 4-inch screen size this year with the launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company may return to that form factor next year with a new low-end handset, a new report claims,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company issued a note to investors this week claiming that Apple has been working on a new 4-inch iPhone model that could debut in 2015,” Hughes reports. “According to Arcuri, it’s ‘possible’ that Apple could launch three new versions of the iPhone next year, with a so-called ‘iPhone 6s mini’ at 4 inches joining the current-generation screen sizes.”
“The analyst said his sources suggest the specifications of the 4-inch model could be similar to last year’s iPhone 5s,” Hughes reports. “But the device may feature a new design with curved screen edges, much like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we’ve written previously:
In general, the only people who still think they want a 4-inch iPhone are those who do not yet own a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
After iPhone 5s and 5c go the way of the dodo, the 4.7-inch display should, and likely will, be Apple’s smallest iPhone display going forward.
Five reasons Apple won’t make any more 4-inch iPhones – December 9, 2014
Apple rumored to be working on new 4-inch iPhone model – December 5, 2014