Monday, January 4, 2016

Apple may launch iPhone 6S mini in April

Seems Apple is about to break yet another tradition an launch a smaller iPhone in the first half of 2016.

Gone are the days when Steve Jobs touted the "perfect size" of the iPhone. Since then the iPhones have grown and grown, to the point where we now have the phablet iPhone 6/6S Plus. But it seems Apple is about to go back and give us a new 4" iPhone 6S mini, and rumors say mass production has already started, placing its launch in the coming months.

From what it is said, this would be an iPhone 6S-like model, instead of a stripped down version. Which means we would still have a powerful A9 CPU, the same camera, and even 3D Touch. Only the screen would be reduced to iPhone 5/5S size (4" - 1136 x 640 pixels).

Sure, this would mean Apple is breaking it's usual iPhone yearly cycle; but as things stand, Apple may have no choice but to do so. iPhone 6S sales are good but not as good as expected, and Apple is certainly worried about what this trend indicates for the future. A small and cheaper iPhone 6S might be enough to keep the momentum going until it's ready to launch its new iPhone 7. But, in any case, I don't think they can't outrun the fact that, sooner or later, they'll have to readjust iPhone prices if they wish to stay relevant in markets such as India (and others).

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