4-Inch Metal iPhone with Apple A9 in Q1 2016

Although it isn’t sure that there will be iPhone 6C or directly there will be iPhone 7C but there will be definitely a 4 inch iPhone early next year.iPhone 5S 5C

Ming-Chi Kuo analyst at KGI Securities says that there is definitely 4-inch iPhone expected with colorful metal casing, resembling upgraded iPhone 5S. The 4-inch iPhone will be powered with Apple A9 chip manufactured by Samsung and TSMC with 2.5D cover glass.

Apple has a good number of reasons why they should still continue to launch 4-inch iPhone. Firstly there is still considerable number of people opting for smaller iPhone model. For 2015, Apple estimated 15 to 17 million 4-inch iPhone shipping and for 2016 they are expecting about 8-9% of total iPhone shipment.

Secondly, Apple can adopt 3D Touch and NFC to support Apple Pay on the 4-inch iPhone model which will not only give the handset new feature but also expand Apple Pay services to large number of customers. A price of $400 to $500 is expected for the upcoming 4-inch iPhone.

This post was last modified on June 22, 2022 5:27 PM

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