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No new 4-inch iPhone model for you, famed analyst predicts

Ming-Chi Kuo’s latest batch of educated guesses also includes an unexpected next-gen iPhone branding revelation.

iPhone 5C

It’s not like Apple to go backwards without a very strong justification. For decades now, the company has gradually moved forward in every sense of the word, carefully planning each next step, sometimes years before actually doing it.

Needless to say therefore iPhone “6C” speculation was met with great skepticism last week. It made little to no sense for Cupertino to be cooking up a tiny new “low-cost” 4 incher when last year’s big, bad 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones were so record-breakingly popular.

Not to mention the iPhone 5C, which presumably inspired this soon-to-be budget iSoldier, was deemed a flop rather than a sales hit back in 2013. A moderate success, at best.

Reputable and often right on the money KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shares the doubtful opinion, hinting at a predictable 4.7/5.5-inch iPhone 6S pair in 2015 after consulting with his no doubt well-connected sources.

iPhone 7 concepts

He doesn’t rule out the possibility of a compact new version entirely, but claims it’s “unlikely.” So it’s definitely not final, yet we wouldn’t hold our breath for this wild theory to gain believers anytime soon.

Speaking of outlandish rumors, this time supported by Kuo, it’s apparently conceivable the two upcoming iPhones will be called 7 and 7 Plus instead of 6S and 6S Plus. Such a direct, sudden leap suggests big upgrades are in the pipeline, though they’re likely to be summed up in two words – Force Touch.

Yes, the sensors beneath the touchscreens could change the game, monitoring “the contact area on which the finger touches the screen to decide how big the pressure is.” This would open a sea of software customization possibilities, allowing Apple to optimize the LCDs for various gesture identification. Sounds awesome, but we still want our 2 GB RAM boost.

Source: Mac Rumors

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