“Many are wondering what comes next for the company’s flagship device, as we’ll be due for a new iPhone launch in a little more than four months,” Bill Maurer writes for Seeking Alpha. “I believe the best solution for Apple is to launch three new models of the smartphone.”
“This is the perfect time for Apple to go with three new phones. Apple can launch two new larger screen phones, and we’ll call them the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for now. Eventually, I think Apple will need a new naming system because I don’t think in a few years consumers will be out celebrating the ‘iPhone 12.’ The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would be the same screen size as the 6 and 6 Plus, but would have upgraded specs,” Maurer writes. “Apple would then discontinue the 5S/5C, but could use those production lines to produce a 4 inch model with upgraded specs, and this would be the third model. We’ll call it the ‘7 Mini’ for this argument. Thus, we would have new models with screen sizes of 4, 4.7, and 5.5 inches. Apple might also decide to stay with the 6 and 6 Plus, discounting these models a bit.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We bet you that before iPhone 3GS was released, there were people saying they didn’t think that in a few years consumers would be out celebrating the “iPhone 6.”
We still say that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is plenty pocketable for pretty much anyone and that the only people left clamoring for a 4-inch iPhone are those who’ve never touched an iPhone 6.