Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone, which could be named “iPhone 5se,” is already in production and will be aimed at emerging markets, according to a new report. The device is expected to be a similar size of the iPhone 5s, but with as much power as the iPhone 6.
Chinese website, M.I.C Gadget, has published a video of what it claims is the 4-inch iPhone, which Apple is rumored to release in mid-2016.
The Chinese website claims it is the first demo unit straight from Foxconn, Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner in China.
Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone will be called “Phone 5e,” and it will deliver Apple Pay and new internals, according to a sketchy report out of China. The device is expected to look almost identical to the existing iPhone 5s, while its new name will stand for “enhancement.”
The “iPhone 6c” is about as mythical as the “iPhone 7” at this point, but if rumors are any indication of future plans, then Apple must be gearing up for another small iPhone.
In 2016 it’s expected that Apple will launch the “iPhone 7,” but it’s also possible the company has another iPhone waiting in the wings.
The Apple Watch 2 isn’t official just yet, but the expectation that Apple could unveil the successor to their first smartwatch soon is getting higher.
Designing, developing, and releasing a smaller iPhone will only be worth Apple’s time and resources if the device sells in large numbers. One survey suggests 20 percent of smartphone users want a 4-inch device, but one top Apple analyst believes that may not be true.
A report from a relatively unknown Chinese website TechWeb claims that the rumored 4-inch iPhone, being dubbed as the iPhone 6c, could launch as early as February 2016.
Apple is developing an updated iPhone 5s with refreshed internals, including a faster A8 processor, according to a new report. The device will provide consumers with a smaller, more affordable alternative to the latest iPhones that won’t bring huge sacrifices in performance and compatibility.
Apple’s new iPhone 6c, a smaller and more affordable alternative to its high-end smartphone lineup, will make its debut in mid-2016, according to a new report from IHS analyst Kevin Wang.