There have been "iPhone mini" rumors since before Apple introduced the 5.5" iPhone Plus, but now that the 4" has languished people are starting to miss it. So much so that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple can move 20-30 million of such a phone.
He gives the following prescription for the specs: metal casing (since the 5s far outsold the 5c), Apple A9 chipset to handle iOS9 and 10 (since the A7 in the 5s is getting really rusty), no 3D Touch (to differentiate the bigger phones).
Kuo believes that Apple will hand the manufacturing contract to Foxconn exclusively sometime in the first half of next year. The analyst says Apple will move to further differentiate the biggest and mid-size iPhone 7 models, by giving the Plus extra RAM.
Again, this is what an analyst believes is the best move for Apple, whether the leadership at Cupertino agrees remains to be seen. Looking at Android, there's basically no 4" flagship, even the Xperia Z Compact line is at 4.6". Would you pick a 4" iPhone 7 over a 4.7" one?
I would love to own a 4" iPhone only if it has specs that of 5s. All charms of 5s picked & poured into 4s Housing, I loved my 4s but had to switch to newer versions because of it's outdated hardware. In my opinion design of 4/4s is best of all, I...
thats going a bit too far whilst it definitely is the best iphone design many androids are far better, the droid razr m is the same size with a larger screen.
I was a android fan since the beginning. but the last handy phone with decent specs was moto g 1st generation. having small hands its getting difficult to operate any phone now since 5' inch seems to be the norm now.. so i have changed to iphone 5s d...