18 November 2015
Of late, launching large-sized smartphones has been a trend. Very rarely do we see a mobile device with a screen-size of less than 5-inch. But clearly, that has been the current trend. In spite of that, there are many people out there who still prefer owning smaller and compact sized phones.
Having said that, Apple might consider rolling out a new iPhone with a 4-inch screen some time in the mid of 2016. Although, there is no complete validity of this piece of information, but that is what IHS analyst Kevin Wang had to say through his Weibo account. He also stated that it would be powered by an A9 processor.
Currently Apple still sells the iPhone 5s. This is the last of the 4-inch models left in their catalogue as iPhone 5c production has been terminated. What we do know is that at present there is still a demand for small-sized smartphones and Apple might want to continue manufacturing the desired models.
As per leaked facts, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo too suggested that Apple could launch a new generation iPhone with 4-inch screen with A9 system-on-a-chip . Kuo also hinted that Apple might stick with a metal casing for this model instead of the plastic casing like in the iPhone 5c and there would be no 3D touch capability which is reserved for high-end models of Apple.
Given some of the forecast in the past, the new prediction from Wang should be treated with caution. But one can never say, it might turn out to be true. He correctly predicted earlier this year that the iPhone 6s would boast a 12-megapixel rear camera .