It's been months – months! – without an "iPhone mini" rumors, but here they are again. This time the info comes from Taiwan and allegedly quotes parts suppliers for Apple, who claim that next year the company will unveil a new 4" iPhone.
The iPhone 5s (and 5c to some extent) has been holding down the fort for fans of small phones since Apple doubled down on large screens with 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones. The new 4" model aims to bring the iPhone back to its one-hand use roots and it is suggested will gain more popularity among women compared to the larger models.
There are several rumors that Apple will be discontinuing the iPhone 5c next year, while the iPhone 5s will likely live on (dropping to $0). This raises the question how the new 4-incher will be positioned – compact premium or budget offering?
Either way, the new big iPhones have been selling great, so this is certainly not Apple backing out of large screens.
Apple was so wrong. Majority 3.5-4" iPhone was purchased and used by man. They wanted a small phone so they put in their not so big pant pocket comfortably. Majority ladies users will purchase Galaxy S3/4/5, Note2/3/4 or iPhone 6 or 6 Plus....
Many women actually ditch their iPhone 5 and 5s for galaxy note 2/3/4 you know lol.
I don't have any problem using my nexus 5 with one hand so why would apple feel the need for a 4inch phone?