Eric Slivka, writing for MacRumors:
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining his expectations for Apple’s 2016 iPhone launches, including several interesting tidbits about the upcoming devices.
First, Kuo believes Apple still has a new 4-inch iPhone in the works that “resembles an upgraded iPhone 5s”. The device is said to be targeted for launch in the first half of next year and will come equipped with an A9 processor.
Although Kuo doesn’t expect the new 4-inch device to feature 3D Touch, I couldn’t be happier to hear that Apple isn’t abandoning the smaller form factor. My fiancée is still using her two year old iPhone 5s and has been holding out hope that Apple will introduce a modern 4-inch iPhone for her to upgrade to.
Kuo claims the device is targeted for the first half of next year — if I was forced to guess, I’d say we’ll probably see it in March or April.