Apple working on new 4-inch iPhone, 12.9-inch iPad for 2015?

Apple working on new 4-inch iPhone, 12.9-inch iPad for 2015?
Are you one of those who greeted the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus with an overwhelming feeling of "where is my 4-inch iPhone, you schmucks?!" If that's the case, you might be happy to know that the iPhone 5's original, tried and true form factor might be making a comeback in 2015. Analyst Timothy Arcuri sent a note to Apple investors, claiming that Cupertino is at work on a possible "iPhone 6s mini" - similar in power to the iPhone 5s, but designed after the iPhone 6/Plus's glassy curves. The device could replace the iPhone 5c as Apple's low tier offering. It is said the company could source bespoke components from chip maker Qualcomm to minimize the pricing.

Although Apple increased the iPhone 6's screen size because that's what users wanted, it probably won't go as far as removing the 4-inch option from its lineup. Not only it seems like a natural fit for a cheaper device that doesn't have to push high-resolution content to a big screen that facilitates it, but it will also please iPhone loyalists who are accustomed to the smaller form factor to the point of rejecting bigger displays altogether. Sounds like hitting two birds with one stone!

Additionally, Arcuri suggests Apple has a 12.9-inch iPad in the works for Spring 2015. He believes a larger tablet will be a fresh new look at the product category, and estimates 15 to 20 million initial shipments of it.

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73 Comments

1. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Ok.

54. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

There's nothing hot bout a 12" ipad that price will be SO DAMN HIGH.

74. Z3R091 unregistered

Make 6s design like 5s, but a little bigger. Also increase the camera pixel. Instant buy!

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

They should improve the hardware, but keep the same body so people can use the same cases and other accessories.

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Why not just keep selling 5s? It's a good looking phone with powerful specs. Or maybe they want to make another clown and buttugly c-series?

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Exactly. I want to see what they are preparing, new iPhone is too big for me and 5s is perfect size. It's beautiful and has pretty much same specs as 6. If new iPhones disappoint I'll buy 5S, although battery sucks, it's perfect phone for me.

15. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Agreed with you there. I love to see Apple add these these features on i5s is NFC for Apple pay and adjutable text size in safari, right now the fricking text is so small it kill my eyes even in landscape mode. I take a biggerbattery. ?...

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Safari already has adjustable text size, it's called reader view. Been there since the 5.

47. sun0066

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

no what safari is missing is text reflow , atomic browser had it , but the developers didnt update the app

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Reader view basically is text reflow.

60. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

 Reader feature is that it is not available on all web pages. Try to read PA on your iphone will earn you new reader glass very soon.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

On every iPhone I've had, with that feature, it's worked 100% of the time. Sorry bro, Apples reader view works great.

43. Simona unregistered

bcos they wont make money with it .. it ust be new to put stupid price .. and stupid people are on earth plentyyy

69. Simona unregistered

thats not future ! future is 5.5'' and 6''

4. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"If that's the case, you might be happy to know that the iPhone 4's original, tried and true form factor might be making a comeback in 2015..." Wasn't the iPhone 4 a 3.5 inch screen?

7. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

yes, i just had my old one in my hand yesterday. it is a rinky dink phone when sitting next to the opo. you cannot help but think, "how far we have come".

5. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

the 4" iphone doesn't make sense.

9. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Agreed, but the dull eyed masses will still eat it up.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Makes perfect sense, it comes along with 2 larger sizes. Look how well their 4. Inch phones sold, there's still a market for them. Apples the multi billion dollar company not you, they know what they're doing. They appeal to a broad spectrum of people, not one small demographic. Not everyone wants a huge phone, lineup diversity.

30. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

There 4" phones sold well because that's all they had. Sheesh really? Iphone 6 and 6+ sold more in the first weekend of sales than Apple has ever sold. If one company only makes one phone size and the company is popular of course that phone will sell well, that's prety much a no brainier.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Large market for em. Ask Apple.

51. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

this is just a rumor... on a site that posts each and every rumor without ever checking on it.

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You'll see when they release it, and it outsells the comp.

70. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

seriously? 12720 posts and you still think anyone over the age of twelve cares about sales?

44. Sir-Lancelot

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Because : They’ve moved from the challenger brand to the “king of the castle” brand. Apple used to be the alternative, anti-corporate, artistic, “we try harder” type brand. IBM was the BMW, blue suit and polished shoes brand, while Apple was VW Bug, tee shirt and sandals brand. But as much as Apple fought off the arrogant brands like IBM, Microsoft and Sony, they’ve now become that brand. And with that shift, we now see an attitude change–we are seeing a certain Apple arrogance that almost says “come on, where else are you going to go?” That’s human nature to feel that way as most who now work at Apple are now cult members who joined Apple because they loved the brand. But that arrogance has a danger to it of thinking you can do no wrong and feel no real competition. Confidence is healthy, arrogance is not. "That's why Apple fanatic".

45. Sir-Lancelot

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

" They now what their doing, accept you, being blinded and washed by public influences "...?

63. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

there's still a market for 4". apple wants to cover all of that market. 4" 4.7 and 5.5 are perfect set of handsets. but producing is a bit tricky, they should be careful to over supply, 4" is a small market now IMO but still, it is a profit.

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

iPhone mini?

10. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

that makes no sense to suggest saying lol

18. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

iPhone Nano?

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