Apple 4-inch IPhone With A9 Chip Coming In Early 2016

Posted: Nov 4 2015, 10:20am CST | by , Updated: Mar 18 2016, 2:53am CDT, in Rumors | Apple


Apple 4-inch iPhone With A9 Chip Coming In Early 2016
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Rumors claim that a 4-inch iPhone is coming soon.

A reliable analyst from KGI securities; Ming-Chi Kuo, has today shared a note in which he pointed out what Apple will do regarding its expected phones in 2016.

In the note, Kuo claims that Apple is taking a shot at a revived 4-inch iPhone model as reported by macrumors. Kuo says that the 4-inch iPhone looks like a redesigned iPhone 5S and includes an A9 processor.

The configuration of the device is not exactly predictable from Kuo's report. However, he implies that it will include a metal casing rather than the plastic design of the iPhone 5C.

Moreover, Kuo envisions that Apple's 4-inch iPhone won't include 3D Touch. According to him, the exception of 3D Touch will differentiate the new iPhone from the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

Kuo accepts there is still a solid market for a 4-inch iPhone and that Apple will release the phone in the first quarter of 2016.

He expects that about 20 million to 30 million units will be shipped before the end of this year.

As to next major iPhone refresh, Kuo says Apple will continue its trend of the typical third quarter reveal and consequent arrival of the device.

Kuo suspects that both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models of the iPhone 7 will highlight Apple's A10 chip.

The two versions of the device will vary, with regards to RAM. Kuo expects the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 to include 2GB of RAM, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus might feature 3GB RAM.

Kuo thinks that Foxconn will be the sole maker of the 4-inch iPhone and TSMC will create the A9 chip for it.

TSMC will likewise be the sole supplier of the A10 chip for the iPhone 7.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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