A cheaper variant of Apple's 4-inch iPhone has been making around for some time now. While a few tipsters had speculated that the cheaper and the smaller variant of the iPhone with a 'C' moniker would be launched. But it is still unclear if Apple wants to call the 4 inch iPhone, the iPhone 6C or the iPhone 5se or just iPhone SE.
Yes, a research note by Ming-Chi Kuo, the renowned Apple leaker, and analyst has reviled what kinds of hardware the new 4-inch iPhone will have. Well, there were several rumors about Apple release a 4-inch iPhone might launch during the event in March 2016.
Meanwhile, a report by Japanese tech blog Mac Qtakara, a third-party accessory maker in Japan has said that the new 4-inch iPhone will be available in three colors: silver, space gray and hot pink. However, we have compiled all the rumors, new and old, and also what we expect from the Apple's upcoming 4-inch iPhone, read on to know more.
To make handeset affordable, Apple replaced the premium metal and glass builds to colorful plastic shell in iPhone 5c. The built was solid, but it looks far less premium or stylish than other Apple iPhones. We would love that the rumored 4-inch iPhone to come with a premium design.
The iPhone 5c is 9mm thick and we expect to see the upcoming 4-inch iPhone to be around 6.9mm thick like the iPhone 6.
It is expected that the upcoming iPhone will have a 4 inch display, it is not confirmed yet, but many rumors hints the same. The display will be iPhone 6s-style design and a 2D cover glass with curved edges.
As the 4-inch iPhone is said to be cheaper, it is not expected it to match the latest iPhone 6s, but we hope it will have the performance close to the iPhone 6s. According to the latest report the 4-inch iPhone will be powered by an A8 chipset paired with 1GB RAM.
Apple launched iPhone 5s with Touch ID, but the 5c lacked it. We hope Apple will include the Touch ID in the budget version of 4-inch iPhone. Thankfully, the inclusion of Touch ID has already been rumored.
The latest report states that the upcoming rumored 4-inch iPhone will be available in only 16GB and 32GB options.
Very few phones last as long as we want. The iPhone 5c had a good battery life, but still the phone need to be charged every night. So we would like to see the next 4-inch iPhone to have a longer battery life.
The upcoming rumored 4-inch iPhone is said to have support for Apple Pay and voice over LTE for high quality phone calls.
The iPhone 5c was designed to be a comparatively a budget option, but it wasn't and now the rumored 4-inch iPhone is expected to be truly affordable.
Rumors in the past, suggested that the budget version of iPhone would launch alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which didn't happened. The new report states that the rumored 4-inch iPhone is currently in production at Foxconn and is expected to be released in March, 2016.