It has been quite a few days since we have had some solid news regarding Apple products. But the new rumors that are circulating on the internet today are surely something worth waiting for. Well-known analyst at KGI Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo, has come out with a new report, which contains expected information about Apple’s 2016 plans. The report is very interesting, as it suggests a lot of facts about the next iPhones.
Kuo is of the opinion that Apple is working on a 4-inch iPhone, that will resemble the iPhone 5s, but will carry upgraded specs. This 4-incher might be released in mid-2016 and is expected to carry an A9 processor. iPhone 5c failed to do any wonders in the market, and the iPhone 5s is still a popular choice for those looking for budget iPhones. So there indeed is a demand for 4-inch iPhones. It is expected that Apple will be releasing the 4-inch iPhone with a full metal body, and it might as well be the iPhone 6c.
However, Kuo states that 3D Touch may not make it to the 4-inch iPhone, of course as a part of cost-cutting practices and also to differentiate the device from high-end iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The analyst further suggests that the new iPhone might sell 20-30 million units by the end of next year.
But that’s not it, as Kuo has also speculated some details about the iPhone 7. The phone is expected to come out as usual in Q3 2016 and is expected to get a new A10 chipset for enhanced performance. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will get 2GB RAM, while the bigger iPhone 7 Plus with 5.5-inch screen will get 3GB of RAM. Kuo states that Foxconn might be the exclusive supplier of the new 4-incher Apple smartphone, while TSMC will exclusively see to the A9 and A10 needs of the upcoming iPhones.