“Rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone 6c are once again making the rounds,” Neil Cybart writes for Above Avalon.
“The idea of Apple expanding the iPhone line to include simultaneous development of three different screen sizes is intriguing because it may be the missing piece that allows Apple to reposition the iPhone line for a more sustainable future,” Cybart writes. “Given current smartphone market dynamics, it would be in Apple’s best interest to continue expanding the iPhone line as the product matures.”
“Not only would an updated iPhone with a 4-inch screen appeal to a certain segment of the market, but Apple could position the new model as a way to begin differentiating the iPhone line according to its primary distinguishing feature: screen size,” Cybart writes. “Apple wouldn’t reduce the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by $100 this year, but instead sell a new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for the same $649 and $749, respectively. The iPhone 6c would be positioned as the device for those who want to spend less money on an iPhone while the iPhone 5s would occupy the ‘free with carrier contract’ bucket.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Cybart seems to assume that the “iPhone 6c” would be a “new” device rather than what most expect, basically an iPhone 5s in a plastic… er, hard-coated polycarbonate case. (A “leak” today suggests either possibility.)
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