Apple to introduce a 4-inch iPhone in 2015?


Ever stumbled upon the ad for the iPhone 5 embedded right above? Go ahead and check it out – it's only 30 seconds-long. Saw it? Good.

It's a bit ironic, isn't it? Specifically because we now have as monstrous an iPhone as the 5.5-inch 6 Plus, and even the smaller, 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is visibly larger than anything else Apple has produced in the past. But, in the end, the company felt it's finally time it addressed what we now know to be great demand for a larger-screened iPhone. In the process, however, folks that adored their iPhone not least because of its compact form factor, were left in the dust.

A new report, however, suggests that this might change sometime in the second half of 2015. Apparently, Apple's supply chain partners are, like always, a bit too talkative, and are now claiming that the giant is thinking of releasing a 4-inch iPhone. We're told that such a device will be aimed at folks who value one-handed operation and female users. If true, that one may easily be what Apple has in mind for the slot currently occupied by the iPhone 5c, which is rumored to be on path to being discontinued, also in 2015.

What do you guys think?

source: Feng via G For Games

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48 Comments

1. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

iphone 6 plus specs in 4 inch. sweet

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I doubt iphone 6S 4.7" and iphone 6S 4" will ever have exacly samme specs as plus which as it looks like will have better battery and 1-2 other extra features.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It will be an iPhone 5sc

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Apple could go one better and release an updated 4S - LTE + 3.5 inch screen. Call it the iPhone mini....

25. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Interestingly enough, now that you mentioned it.. I've seen listed as supported devices, for a product (can't quite recall but if I stumble on it again, it'll be sure to link/screenshot), that listed 6c, 6s, and I believe 6sc. It was strange and I thought they got something wrong but who knows...

47. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Apple would launch the same iP5 (iC5) with exorbitant pricing to loot its consumers.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Stop dreaming. Its not gonna be the iPhne 6 spes in a smaller package. Since the 5C was a flop and it has the 5 specs, I can bet it will be the iPhone 5 specs shoved into a smaller package. Why? Because since the iPhone 5C has poor sales, Apple is left with all those chips they purchase. Instead of taking a lose, they will simply use them in this device. They've done this so many times before.

45. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Not even the 6 has all of the 6 plus' specs. No OIS for instance.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

iPhone 6s minus

22. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

hahahahaa :D

34. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Perfect!...

3. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

It makes sense, IMO they should keep these 3 form factors 4', 4.7' and 5.5'. Those are sweet spots for all types of people.

5. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Will be tough times for ios software to be friendly with all those phones released.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No it won't, cuz they're released now and it's not.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

Very true. +1

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why? Because devs will be to lazy to simply create 3 bitmaps for their apps?

30. torr310

Posts: 1633; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's good for users to have the option to choose, especially for people who want simple, small, and functional phones. They can make a more simplicity interface similar to iPod nano (specially designed for small screen and keep everything easy to read). Expect this model at $50 or $100 with contract.

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

What is this? A phone for ants?!

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, it's a phone for a demographic way larger than the spec head demographic you belong to. The mainstream consumer, which has a huge female base. Remember these companies are in the business of making money, that means broad appeal to a broad consumer base. Stop thinking like a fanboy.

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

That was a Zoolander reference, Darkk. Once again, you gotta lighten up.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Never saw that movie, Dodgeball and Something about Mary though, love em to death.

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Fair enough. You don't know what you don't know. It's hilarious. I highly recommend it.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My wife has it DVR'd, but I never had an interest in seeing it. I guess I'll be checking it out.

28. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

On my required watching list. Hilarious...

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Not everyone need bigger phones. Apple know that. The only thing that is only for ants is your manparts.

46. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

You do realise that was a joke, right? Come on, dude. Zoolander? Chill out.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think its a smart move. Apple caters to the mainstream consumer, and that demographic is not the spec heads. Not everyone wants a huge screen, and Octa core, ditching the 4 incher could cause a financial hit. 4, 4.7, and 5.5 is the way to go.

23. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

my bucket list for this year, 5.5 inch android, (xperia z4); 5 inch windows phone (nokia lumia 930); and 4 inch iOS :) But i'll wait for the design, if it'll follow the design of iphone 6, i'll go iphone 5s instead. :D

24. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Some reviewers have already pointed out that Apple has a complete lineup of speedy iPhones now, with the 5S, 6, and 6+. Why wouldn't they keep that up? I could see them replacing the 5C next year with something faster and better-equipped, but not exactly a 5S.

36. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Just a few months ago you were saying that Apple moving to large-screened phones was a smart move. Changed your mind?...

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