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.
During Apple’s recent earnings call, Tim Cook indicated that the company’s existing iPhone lineup could be too pricey for Apple fans in some markets — such as India and China, where the company is trying to become a bigger force.
But that might not be the case in just a few months. According to Asian news outlet Nikkei, Apple will address this problem with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone, which will be more affordable than its siblings in an effort to appeal to those in emerging markets.
“Sources add that the 4-inch model will be comparable with the iPhone 5s in terms of overall dimensions, and will offer a level of performance similar to the iPhone 6 series,” reports G for Games. This should prevent it from being a disappointment like the plastic iPhone 5c.
Nikkei adds that the 4-inch iPhone has already entered production, which strengthens claims that the device will make its official debut this March — possibly alongside an iPad Air 3.