Although dismissed by some as a step backwards for Apple, it is looking more likely that a four inch version of the iPhone 6 will be released later this year, presumably with the 6C nametag added, to identify it as a more basic alternative to its flagship counterpart.
Apple Insider reports that one of the Californian firm’s Chinese manufacturing partners is gearing up to pump out four inch displays over the coming months, to meet the anticipated demand for the new device.
In 2014, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduced 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch displays to Apple’s handsets for the first time. And 2013’s iPhone 5C is seen by many as being a minor blip in the firm’s otherwise excellent record for sales, thus decreasing the likelihood of it getting a follow-up.
However, as the release of the next iPhone approaches in the third quarter of 2015 it looks like Apple may end up debuting three new models, with the four inch iPhone 6C being joined by the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus.
With more variety than ever, Apple’s new range could be a big boost to its already impressive sales figures.