December 9, 2022
Apple to Release 4-inch iPhone in Early 2016, Boost iPhone 7 Plus to 3GB of RAM?

Apple to Release 4-inch iPhone in Early 2016, Boost iPhone 7 Plus to 3GB of RAM?

Posted November 4, 2015 at 7:53am by iClarified · 19869 views
Apple is reportedly planning to release a 4-inch iPhone in early 2016, according KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The analyst, who is often accurate, says the device "resembles an upgraded iPhone 5s" and may have an A9 processor.

As there is still demand for a 4-inch iPhone, we believe Apple will upgrade this product line. Because the iPhone 5s is more popular than the iPhone 5c, we think Apple is likely to launch an upgraded iPhone 5s. We predict Apple will mass-produce this new 4-inch iPhone in 1H16 with metal casings. In order to make the current iOS 9 or next-generation iOS 10 run smoothly, Apple may adopt an A9 chip for this new phone.

Kuo says the new iPhone won't have 3D Touch support. Apple is projected to ship 20-30 million units of the device in 2016.

Additionally, Kuo says Apple will upgrade the iPhone 7 to a new A10 chip with improved performance. Interestingly, the company may further distinguish between the 7 and 7 Plus models by equipping the 7 Plus with 3GB of RAM and leaving the 7 with 2GB.

Foxconn is said to be the exclusive supplier of the 4-inch iPhone with TSMC exclusively providing A9 chips for the phone and A10 chips for the iPhone 7.

Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for more updates.

[via MacRumors]

Apple to Release 4-inch iPhone in Early 2016, Boost iPhone 7 Plus to 3GB of RAM?
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
iClarified Icon
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
You must login or register to add a comment...
Paul Sheldon
Paul Sheldon - November 5, 2015 at 2:32pm
Too late, Apple. I would have bought this 6 months ago. I've had Apple products since 1998, with a beige G3 tower. I had the 1st generation iPod, and snapped up the iPhone as soon as possible. Then, earlier this year, I was in the market for a new phone, but the iPhone 6 was too big. I ended up with an Xperia Z3 Compact. Same size screen as the iPhone 6, but actual size the same as the iPhone 5. Now, I've gotten so used to the freedom of Android I'm not sure if I can go back to iOS
Shiju - November 5, 2015 at 3:50pm
Had been an iPhone user for the last 6 years. Was waiting for a smaller phone but now finally switched to Android. There are many things i miss since i had got use to iOS. But couldn't wait any further..
Too late how?!
Too late how?! - November 5, 2015 at 3:57pm
It's never too late. iOS works with hardware and software together to take advantage of how the OS works with all the performance. Think of all that long wait that will pay off for this if it were to happen. To tell you the truth though, my first time with android was also the last compared to when I first used iPad one and mind blows me how it still works compared to galaxy tab.
Paul Sheldon
Paul Sheldon - November 5, 2015 at 4:05pm
Too late because I now prefer Android to iOS. To the point where I'll also be replacing my iPad with a Z4 tablet next month. I was iOS through and through, and would never have even tried Android before. Just couldn't stand the size of the iPhone 6
elegantiphone - November 5, 2015 at 4:44am
f#ck the big iPhone 6 and 6s! look like samsung's! wtf? I had iPhone 5s for almost 3 years, i just bought a new iPhone 5s unlocked for $450 again! elegant, can be handled with one hand, no bulls#it! if i wanted a huge freaking brick samsung style phone, i would have bought one!
11 More Comments
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
Tutorials. Help is here.
How to Create a Bootable macOS Ventura USB Installer [Video]
How to Fix 'No Matching Host Key Type Found' on Mac
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.