Apple to bring back the 4-inch iPhone next year, here’s what we know so far

Apple has apparently found out that there’s enough demand in the market for a 4-inch iPhone that it should indeed go back to the small screen size and mass produce a device for interested buyers. Whatever this fresh offering will be called, it is likely to be marketed as a slightly affordable Apple smartphone than the main models.

That means it will be an iPhone 5C successor, which will be launched next year by Apple. However, while that particular device was distinguished by its polycarbonate form factor, this one will feature a full metal design, says a fresh report.

The news has come via a research note in the possession of Apple Insider, which has KGI analyst and accurate Apple leakster Ming-Chi Kuo saying that the new 4-inch iPhone will ship with the A9 chip onboard. That’s the same assembly which has gone into the iPhone 6S range, and will by then be a last-gen setup.

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While Apple won’t be hesitating to equip it with a fingerprint scanner, this device will apparently skip the 3D Touch technology. According to Kuo, this decision has been taken by Apple to differentiate the 4-inch iPhone from the high-end models. We believe that the choice could also have been made to keep the cost of the handset down.

Since this offering is most likely to unveiled with the iPhone 7 range, it could very well be called iPhone 7C. Foxconn could turn out to be the sole supplier responsible for this upcoming model.

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We’ll have more on the 4-inch iPhone when additional details about it are out in the open. So you better stay tuned until then.