Smaller iPhone 6 coming next year with death of 4S and 5C

iphone 6Do you miss your small, 4-inch iPhone since the new, larger Apples landed? Well you might be in luck.

According to a report, it seems that next year will see Apple release a third, smaller variant of the iPhone 6 to its product roster.

News is that “supply chain sources” have told Taiwanese media that the model is likely to be called the iPhone 6S or 6 Mini, and backs up claims that both the iPhone 4S and 5C will be killed off in the latter half of 2015.

As usual, there was an initial surge of Apple fans getting involved on the release of the phablet-sized 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, but since then uptake has slowed dramatically, the report claims, and lags behind older models such as the 5S and 5C.

In the UK the 6 is outselling the 6 Plus by a ratio of 4-to-1 and combined sales of the 5S and 5C continue to outdo the 6 and 6 Plus together.

apple iphone sizesAll that being said though, the iPhone 6 remains the single most popular handset.

Could the new guard be realising that the late Steve Jobs may have had the right idea? He was was unrepentant in his opinion that smartphones should limit their screen size to 3.5-inches, with the step up to 4-inch screens not being made until the iPhone 5. Although, it has been said that iSteve did work on the iPhone 5’s slightly larger design.

There’s no doubt that a market remains for single-handed phones. While the iPhone 6’s 4.7-inch screen can be used one-handed by those with larger hands, for many the 5S represents the maximum size suitable for daily use.

What do you think?