Rumour: New 4-inch iPhone on the way to replace iPhone 5C

Apple may be planning to launch a new 4-inch iPhone next year, according to reports on Thursday.

Word from those ever-present Taiwanese supply chain sources claims there’ll be a new, smaller-screened model to replace the outgoing iPhone 5C during 2015.

The new handset will be targeted at women according to the original report, and could prove popular with those who’ve eschewed the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus because the screens were too big for their liking

The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were the last 4-inch devices produced by Apple back in September 2013. Apple chose to significantly alter the display size of its new flagship handsets last September following the consumer trend towards larger phones.

If Apple does return to 4-inch territory, it would be interesting to see if the company goes for a cost-friendly iPhone 6C or a high-spec iPhone 6 Mini, giving users the opportunity to rock the same experience on a smaller device.

However, as intriguing as this speculation is, we’re taking the report from China with a healthy pinch of salt. Afterall, it would be quite surprising to see Apple backtrack into this segment of the market. The iPhone 5C was a flop and the new iPhone 6 sizes has proved a hit with most consumers, most of whom regarded it as a long overdue move from the firm.

Would you like to see a return to comfortable one-handed iPhone use? Or is it time for Apple to move on? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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