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lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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Boston, MA
Not a terribly credible source....

But I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see apple do a 4 inch model as well. I'm not necessarily expecting it, but I also wouldn't be blindsided by such an announcement. It wouldn't be unlike their MacBook lines.

I'd be most intrigued by pricing and specs.
 

T'hain Esh Kelch

macrumors 603
Aug 5, 2001
6,363
7,262
Denmark
Sure, why not. We already have two versions of the 6, and the 5C. Upgrade the 5C to have similar design to the 6S, and you have three versions. Makes sense, but of course, total guess work at this point.
 
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vmaniqui

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 8, 2013
562
1
California
i know. wishful thinking. but if they do release 3 flavors, that will be so wise of them as they will be able to capture all markets.
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
13,161
3,721
Boston, MA
i know. wishful thinking. but if they do release 3 flavors, that will be so wise of them as they will be able to capture all markets.

I don't know. Currently there isn't a high end 4" smartphone anymore. That market literally only existed for the last couple years because of Apple.

I'm not saying there isn't a demand. I'm not saying it won't sell. But I don't know that here is a market that needs to be tapped. In other words, I'm thinking that people who want a 4" phone might eventually just suck it up and get the 4.7" since it's all that is available.
 

maflynn

macrumors Haswell
May 3, 2009
73,682
43,718
Its a little early for the rumors to start flowing. Calling it the 6S is a no brainer, even my 8 year old daughter knew the next iPhone was going to be called the iPhone 6s.
 

HarryWild

macrumors 68020
Oct 27, 2012
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711
A 4" budget low end iPhone will probably replace the current 5C. Apple needs an entry level iPhone and the 4" model will probably be for those people who cannot afford to go with the 4.7" or the flagship 5.5" models. I think the retired, people on a budget and some children will be the buyers. Otherwise; all teenagers, adults of means will buy the mid- tier or flagship models.

Those who are very wealthy still use flip phones! They don't need to view the internet since their subordinates do it for them and report anything they need to know!
 

Ke1ington

macrumors 6502a
Dec 29, 2009
625
27
A 4" budget low end iPhone will probably replace the current 5C. Apple needs an entry level iPhone and the 4" model will probably be for those people who cannot afford to go with the 4.7" or the flagship 5.5" models. I think the retired, people on a budget and some children will be the buyers. Otherwise; all teenagers, adults of means will buy the mid- tier or flagship models.

Those who are very wealthy still use flip phones! They don't need to view the internet since their subordinates do it for them and report anything they need to know!

This is absolutely ridiculous. I'm an employed 30-something and would opt for the 4" model.
 

Love Divine

macrumors regular
Dec 14, 2014
164
138
I get the feeling that a lot of these 4" phone rumors are just wishful thinking. Still, it could definitely happen. Personally I don't care for it, but obviously some still do.
 

SactoGuy18

macrumors 601
Sep 11, 2006
4,469
1,579
Sacramento, CA USA
If I were to take a three-day wild guess on what the new 2015 iPhone models will be like, I say the following models will be offered:

iPhone 6C -- Looks kind of like a shrunken-down iPhone 6 (since it is designed around a 4" display). Keeps NFC and Touch ID. Uses new lower-power A8 SoC with 1 GB of RAM. Five megapixel rear camera sensor. 16 and 64 GB on-board storage. Case design will be plastic but look like iPhone 6 case design (and uses iPhone 6-like antenna configuration); will be available in same case colors as iPhone 5C.

iPhone 6S -- Looks like the current iPhone 6, but switches to A9 SoC with 2 GB of RAM. Will keep eight megapixel rear sensor but with better sensor technology and optical image stabilization. 32, 64 and 128 GB on-board storage.

iPhone 6S+ -- Looks like current iPhone 6+, but switches to A9 SoC with 3 GB of RAM. Will keep eight megapixel rear sensor but with better sensor technology and optical image stabilization. 32, 64 and 128 GB on-board storage.
 

azhava

macrumors 6502a
Aug 29, 2010
588
574
Arizona, USA
what do you guys think about THIS ARTICLE . worth believing or just a rumor.
Since it's not confirmed by Apple or corroborated by any credible sources, it's nothing more than a rumor. Exact same thing that happens every year with every version of the iPhone. I think people start throwing rumors out without any clue just so they can say "I told you so!" if it happens to come true. Sort of like throwing a bucket of crap against a wall and seeing how much sticks.
 

vgamedude

macrumors 6502a
Dec 10, 2013
798
6
If a 6s with more RAM comes out before September I'm going to flip ****.

The ram is holding back the 6+ so much.
 

Jimmy James

macrumors 603
Oct 26, 2008
5,488
4,067
Magicland
I don't know. Currently there isn't a high end 4" smartphone anymore. That market literally only existed for the last couple years because of Apple.

I'm not saying there isn't a demand. I'm not saying it won't sell. But I don't know that here is a market that needs to be tapped. In other words, I'm thinking that people who want a 4" phone might eventually just suck it up and get the 4.7" since it's all that is available.

This is bang on.

Apple owned the smaller high end handset market. Now the only option is to go bigger or avoid it entirely. No lost sales. Personally, I wish smaller top end phones were still available.
 

meistervu

macrumors 65816
Jul 24, 2008
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27
This is bang on.

Apple owned the smaller high end handset market. Now the only option is to go bigger or avoid it entirely. No lost sales. Personally, I wish smaller top end phones were still available.

Why is that the only option?

I haven't seen a single compelling argument why Apple wouldn't offer a 4" iPhone 6s or 7.

This is what I heard:

No one wants a 4" screen anymore.
The market is moving to larger screens.
Not enough demand.
Too much trouble to support 3 screen sizes.

The first 3 are ludicrous. People who frequent this forum don't represent the population. We are like the people on a car forum. Typical car owners don't frequent forums that dedicated to their car models. You have a very skewed audience here.

The last reason: "too much trouble to support a another screen size" is ridiculous. They are already with the 4, 4s, 5, 5s.

There are even claims by some that the 6+ is even more popular than the 6. Well, looking at some of the threads one may be lead to believe that's the case. It's not in reality, by far.
 

jca24

macrumors 6502a
Jul 28, 2010
825
129
DFW
A 4" budget low end iPhone will probably replace the current 5C. Apple needs an entry level iPhone and the 4" model will probably be for those people who cannot afford to go with the 4.7" or the flagship 5.5" models. I think the retired, people on a budget and some children will be the buyers. Otherwise; all teenagers, adults of means will buy the mid- tier or flagship models.

Those who are very wealthy still use flip phones! They don't need to view the internet since their subordinates do it for them and report anything they need to know!

Wow, you win dumbest post of the year award! I am successful middle aged person that loves the size of the iPhone 5. I am not a budget shopper who cannot afford the 6 or 6plus. I can afford any phone on the market and could afford to buy YOU 50 times over, bought lots and lots of Apple stock in 2002 and 2003, do the math, if you can. In the meantime continue to keep your face pointed towards your "big" phone 80% of your waking hours of the day, and continue to make stupid posts.
 

braddick

macrumors 68040
Jun 28, 2009
3,923
1,020
Encinitas, CA
I'm hopeful Apple will place all the latest/greatest in iPhone technology in the original iPhone casing for their 10th anniversary in 2016.
 

meistervu

macrumors 65816
Jul 24, 2008
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27
Wow, you win dumbest post of the year award! I am successful middle aged person that loves the size of the iPhone 5. I am not a budget shopper who cannot afford the 6 or 6plus. I can afford any phone on the market and could afford to buy YOU 50 times over, bought lots and lots of Apple stock in 2002 and 2003, do the math, if you can. In the meantime continue to keep your face pointed towards your "big" phone 80% of your waking hours of the day, and continue to make stupid posts.

Ha!

The irony is that people those who choose a future 4" iPhone are more likely to understand the true cost of an iPhone: the cost of the phone is small compare to the contract, so there is no such thing as a budget iPhone. It's an oxymoron.
 
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