SHAFAQNA – Got small hands? If so, Apple’s new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 might be a bit too bulky for your tiny paws. And that 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus ? Fuggedaboutit.
Fret not, small-pawed folk. Apple understands, and might just have something special in store for you.
Rumor has it that Cupertino is bringing back the 4-inch form factor last seen on the iPhone 5s with a sparkly new device for 2015. In a note to investors this week, Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri said that Apple may be working on three versions of the iPhone for 2015 —a 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, a 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, and a new 4-inch model, dubbed the iPhone 6s mini.
“We believe specs [for the 6s mini] will be close to iPhone 5s, but with curved screen edges like the iPhone 6 and may include some purpose-built low cost components,” Arcuri said.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the rumored device.
If Apple does move forward with the handset, it would likely be a replacement for the lower-end iPhone 5c , which did not get an upgrade in 2014.
As for whether this will actually come to pass, we’ll just have to wait and see. As AppleInsider noted, Arcuri, like most analysts, has a spotty track record with Apple prognostication. He did correctly predict certain iPhone 6 features before the phone’s release —like the larger screen size —but also incorrectly claimed the 6 Plus would have a more powerful processor than the 6.
Meanwhile, if you’re in the market for a new iPhone right now, take a peek at our reviews of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. And if you’re bored at home for the holidays and need some new apps to keep you occupied, check out our roundup of the 50 Best Free iPhone Apps for 2015.
Source : http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2474184,00.asp