Just a few days ago, a leak of a rear-panel for an iPhone emerged on the internet, hinting at a next generation iPhone C line that was released in 2013. The device was believed to be a smaller variant of the same flagship phone, and would include NFC, TouchID and Apple Pay, among other features. Well, don’t get your hope up, as an analyst familiar with the matter firmly believed that Apple will not have a 4-inch device for you, at least not this year.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from KGI Securities, who known for making accurate prediction about what is next for Apple, has stated in his note to his client, stating that the upcoming iPhone (or iPhone) will retain its current form factor. In other words, the next phone(s) will be having a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch displays, similar to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. A 4-inch iPhone variant is not in Apple plan of production for this year.
And while we are talking about the next generation iPhone, another surprising statement makes by the analyst is that Apple next model will be the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus. Allegedly, the changes in the next iteration are significant enough for the company to make an 180 degree turn from its normal release pattern.
Via: Phone Arena