A source close to Apple, said that the company does not intend to abandon the release of the iPhone with a screen diagonal of 4 inches. Chinese AUO Optronics will be one of the suppliers of screens for new budget smartphone. In the process of the release will also be involved, and other Chinese, Taiwanese and South Korean companies.
Information about the intentions of Apple to launch a new series of 4-inch devices appeared before. In December, there were rumors in the media that the gadgets will appear in the first half of 2015. The new models were supposed to replace the iPhone 5s (by the way, with a larger screen), which, in turn, was replaced on the market the iPhone 5 released in September 2013.
Perhaps the company plans to have changed due to the analysis of consumer preferences, which is why iPhone 6, released in September 2014, received a 4.7-inch screen, and presented in a pair with him iPhone 6 Plus – display with a diagonal of 5.5 inches.
Well, we have to admit that Apple made the right decision – selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beaten records previously released “apple” smartphone. The first 10 million. Devices in the Apple retail stores were sold within three days from the start of sales, with 4 million. Of them – for the first day; iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in the first three days were sold in the amount of 9 million.
Why Apple does not plan to make iPhone even more screens? Firstly, large gadgets inconvenient to use with one hand. Studies show that women also prefer a more compact device. In addition, a smaller screen will reduce the price, and therefore the new generation will replace the outgoing old iPhone.