NEW DELHI: Apple, reportedly, is planning to introduce a new iPhone early next year.
According to tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the phone will not be the successor to the flagship iPhone 6s, it instead would be replace the two-year-old iPhone 5s.
If rumours are to be believed, the new iPhone, dubbed iPhone 6c, will feature a 4-inch display, the size same as the iPhone 5s.
The phone is expected to come with same camera specs same as the iPhone 5s i.e, an 8 megapixel iSight camera and a 1.2 megapixel front. The phone, however, could come with the latest A9 chip.
The rumoured iPhone could come in a metal case available in two or three color options.
The KSG Securities analyst expects Apple to respond to demand for a smaller form factor with an estimated 15 million to 17 million 4-inch iPhones shipped in 2015.
A lower market price of $400 to $500, up to $249 less than an iPhone 6s, would also help the iPhone increase adoption in emerging markets places where Android smartphones have traditionally had the edge while the integration of Near Field Communication technology would support the Apple Pay system.
Ming-Chi Kuo’s strong track record of predictions includes Cupertino’s adoption of fingerprint sensors, the larger iPad Pro, and two sizes for the Apple Watch.