Video clip allegedly shows the rumored 4-inch Apple iPhone

Video clip allegedly shows the rumored 4-inch Apple iPhone
A 40 second video posted on social media just might be giving us the first real look at the upcoming 4-inch Apple iPhone, expected to be unveiled as soon as this quarter. What is the device going to be called? So far, we have heard that it will be known as the iPhone 5e, iPhone 6c or the iPhone 7c. The video doesn't answer that question.

The clip, if legit, kills the rumor that the 4-inch iPhone would copy the design of the Apple iPhone 5c, except with a metal build. The video shows what appears to be a smaller version of the current Apple iPhone 6s. It does appear to contain a metal build and Touch ID. The 4-inch iPhone is rumored to have an Apple A8 chipset under the hood, with 1GB of RAM inside. We expect to see support for Apple Pay and NFC. An 8MP rear-facing camera is believed to be on board.

This week, we heard that Apple is planning a media event for March. At that time, we could see the 4-inch iPhone unveiled with a launch set for March or April. While the latest rumor has the 4-inch Apple iPhone being released in March, a roadmap from China Mobile calls for an April release of the device.

The Apple iPhone originally sported a 3.5-inch screen until the screen was bumped to 4-inches in 2012 with the Apple iPhone 5. That is where it stood until 2014 when the Apple iPhone 6 was launched with a 4.7-inch screen, and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus phablet hit the market with a 5.5-inch display.

The video supposedly was recorded inside Foxconn. Check it out by clicking on the video below.

Thanks for the tip!

source: MICGadget via (translated)



1. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

I can hold the iPhone 6/6s device and call it a 4inch iPhone without a ruler to measure it Stupid pa doesn't know it's a fake, or it just a click bait :(

2. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Am i the only one who think this is ugly?

6. AlikMalix unregistered

No, I'm a huge Apple/iOS fan - and I think iPhone 6/6s design is ugly. I like the feel and how solid it is, but protruding camera, antenna lines, smooth corners, and big bezels on top and bottom are all bad designs. Samsung is putting Apple design to shame. Johnny Ive should control in software design only. I love the 5/5s design the most from all mobile device ever produced (including Vertu).

10. irossdrummer

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

No, but I've never liked the look of the 6 and 6s.. all metal is cool but there's is ugly compared to like HTC or Huawei

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

While I think that there is a lot of pent-up demand for a 4" screen (My wife wants a 4" screen) and I can see Apple building such a device, I don't think the RAM rumor is legit. I cannot imagine, going forward, that they want another 1GB RAM device in the upgrade chain when the newest iPhones have 2GB.

26. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Buy your wife a z5c or z3c, it's as big as the iphone 5 (ironic xD)

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Who said the design would be like the iPhone 5S only metal? The 5S was also metal. Why would Apple use an old design for a new phone? Wouldn't it make logical sense that they would simply make a 4" version of the present design?

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Yes, I agree. But would love a 5s design with current hardware 5", 4.7" and 5.5" and you got a winner.

5. boucha26

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

this is fake.... if it is 4inch mean the lock button will come up of the phone, not will come Right side....

14. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

why would it have to? they can put it anywhere they want

21. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

He has a point. Also the fact that some parts are covered makes it suspicious. If you really look carefully you can tell it's longer and wider than a real 4inch phone.

25. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Apple always make phones bigger than they should be haha

7. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I somehow think that this is real. Apple is desperate.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

How is Apple desperate? Not calling you out, just curious what led you to that conclusion...

19. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

If Apple is desperate, then HTC and Sony are hella desperate.

11. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This is fake. This is a 5s in a "mini" 6 chassis. You can buy them from AliExpress, eBay, Alibaba, etc. You of course have to take apart your phone though.

13. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

then explain the side power button please?

12. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

If this real... Battery life is going to be tragic.

20. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why ? It's supposedly having a bigger battery cell then the 5S. It should be also thinner.

27. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Gonna have like, a 850mAh cell all in the name of thinness.

15. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

It must be called iPhone 6(S) Mini. It's not made from plastic, so why do you keep calling it "C"?

16. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

C stands for colors, not plastic?

17. Stagueve

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Just an iPhone 6 or 6s if you ask me... ;)

18. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Fake. Come on, it's January...

22. Brewski

Posts: 672; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Big whoopdy whoop

23. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

24. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Lol the phone is iphone6/6s the power button still in the side, if 4 inches the power button will be in top and camera still protrude

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