Following the release of four iPhone models with large displays, new rumors have begun to surface that Apple will be releasing a small version of its upcoming iPhone 7. The “mini” iPhone 7 will, apparently, be placed in a budget category.

At present, Apple’s lineup consists of the 6 and 6s, which come with 4.7-inch screens and the 6 Plus and 6s Plus that come with 5.5 inch screens.

However, according to KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple seems to be going old school in its next move by launching a 4-inch model. The move is being credited to the fact that there is still a significant demand for smaller iPhones in the market.

Ming-Chi Kuo, a supposed expert at smartphone predictions, also believes that the “mini” iPhone 7 will serve its purpose as a less expensive alternative to the regular sized iPhone 7.

Kuo also predicts that the “mini” will come with a metal body and an A9 SoC; the same processor that is being used to power the 6s models. However, the “mini” might not have the 3D touch feature, a move that could end up disappointing Apple buyers.

On the other hand, tech writer Evan Spence believes that the development of a high performance 4inch iPhone is highly unlikely. He also believes that the smaller iPhone will be compromised in the design department and that it will be used as a marketing tool to push buyers into going for the larger models.

Image Credits: Marek Weidlich

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