For the sake of argument in this argument, let's take aside the 4" iPhone SE size and that form factor's future. For the sake of this argument let's only consider: - The old 4.7" (16:9) iPhone which has transmuted into the 5.8" (19.5:9) iPhone - The old 5.5" (16:9) iPhone which is being transmuted into the 6.5" (19.5:9) iPhone Notes to geeks: the 6.5" (19.5:9) in 16:9 terms would be the same old 5.5" iPhone, while the 5.8" (19.5:9) iPhone in 16:9 terms would be an 5" iPhone, not a 4.7" iPhone. Probably because you'd never need something bigger in 16:9 terms than 5.5," but as for the smaller iPhone, the market may have changed a bit, or it's just became more feasible engineering-wise to go from 4.7" (16:9) to 5" (16:9) for Apple. Remember, Apple's usual strategy is not to be first, but to execute a strategy well. But hey! It's OK. Remember how Android phones went from 4.7" to 5" (16:9) years ago? I hope you could follow my basic calculations 16:9 and 19.5:9-wise. So Apple could just offer the affordable 2018 iPhones in 5.8" and 6.5", 19.5:9; the same sizes as the more expensive, "Pro" or whatever you call them, models. Why not. I just totally don't get why introducing a 3rd size (6.1") for the affordable model makes sense... for the consumer. If it's a move by bean counter Tim, then I can understand. But that doesn't mean the move is friendly for Apple consumers. The Pro models sure have the optimal sizes (5.8" and 6.5" 19.5:9), right? Heck, if you paid full price, you can expect them to be the perfect size. But what is one doesn't care for the dual cameras, probably better OLED screen, 3D Touch; he or she just wants a 2018 iPhone of the perfect size (with face ID; nothing more, nothing less); he or she then has to cough up the full "Pro" price just to have one of the perfect screen sizes for this new class of devices (5.8" or 6.5") not a compromised screen size (6.1"). I hope you can follow me so far. For a historical comparison, we can take the cheap 9.7" iPad vs. the new, 10.5" iPad Pro. The story is similar in a way that if you want the perfect size of iPad (10.5") you should cough up roughly twice the price ($649 vs. $329 for the base models). But hey; the iPad story is not the same as the iPhone story. Not long ago the 9.7" iPad was the best iPad ever, or the best small iPad, so it's just cheaper for Apple to produce this form factor longer with their partners (Foxconn, Pegatron, who else?). But the iPhone story is different; bean counter Tim just plans to introduce this brand new, compromised size (6.1") only to make you go Pro if the only pro feature you care is the perfect size. I don't like what I see here. For the sake of this argument, let's take rumors by face value. If history doesn't fool us, by this time we can take iPhone rumors by face value.