Ming-Chi Kuo, a Securities Analyst for KGI, has written a detailed report analysing the likely product launches from Apple in 2016.  His report contains some interesting information about the possible iPhone lineup for 2016.
He is normally right.
Update: This rumour has proved to be 100% accurate. Check out our other rumours.
Kuo believes that Apple have a new 4 inch iPhone under development – commonly being referred to as the iPhone 5SE – that will “resembles an upgraded iPhone 5s”. The new phone may be ready for launch as early as the first half of 2016. Currently the strongest rumour suggest April. He also believes that it will have an A9 processor.
Kuo believes this new 4-inch iPhone will not include 3D Touch support to keep it differentiated from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
The 4-inch iPhone claims have also been made by Bill Maurer over at seeking alpha. He concluded that “Apple could launch an upgraded 4-inch smartphone sometime in early 2016. There seems to be plenty of demand for a smaller screen phone because the company is still selling the much outdated 5s. A smaller phone could be priced attractively, especially if the company wants to target higher growth markets such as India. One of the street’s biggest fears currently is that iPhone sales will flatten out in fiscal 2016, and a new phone launch sometime around March could easily knock that fear down. Just when sales of the newest phone are starting to turn down seasonally, Apple could kick up production of a tremendously upgraded 4-inch iPhone.”
The new 4 inch iPhone is still just a rumour but the smaller size would really suit some people. It would let Apple phase out the 5s and bring its 4-inch model up to speed.
Would you buy a new 4-inch iPhone or are you happy with the 4.7 and 5,5 inch versions that make up the current range?
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