Report: Apple is making a 4-inch iPhone

The smartphone market is no longer a smartphone market. It is more akin to a phablet market, with almost every phone being 5 inches or larger when it comes to the display size. It is extremely difficult to find phones under 5 inches, and practically impossible to find a phone smaller than 4.5 inches. Moreover, the phones under 5 inches are usually inferior.

For long, Apple had been one company that religiously made phones that were less than 5 inches in size, and more optimized for one-hand use. Seeing its phablet rivals being appreciated by consumers, Apple alienated its consumer base by increasing the display sizes of its iPhones. While the iPhone 6 was manageable, it still didn’t have the same feel in hand as the iPhone 5s.

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While Apple brought in millions of new customers from China who liked larger displays, it also alienated its core userbase. Now, Mi Chung Ko, an industry-leading analyst, is claiming that Apple would announce a smaller 4 inch iPhone early next year, and while it would lack features like 3D Touch, it may have the same or better chipset as the iPhone 6s.

It would have a aluminum design, and not a plastic design like the iPhone 5c. It would be running iOS 9, which is Apple’s latest and greatest mobile OS.

Apple making a 4 inch smartphone is extremely likely, and will help Apple to bring back its core userbase. What do you think? Is a 4 inch phone still useful nowadays?

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