With smartphones increasing in size, all major manufacturers are gradually moving towards devices with larger screen sizes. Even Apple, which is known to be stubborn when it comes to adopting to general market trends was forced to introduce two larger screened devices this fall, and introduce an entirely new device in the phablet segment, with the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus.
But even though as things move forward, there has been some word recently about a smaller screened iPhone in the works, with a screen of 4 inches. Japanese sources claimed three days back that Apple plans to replace the iPhone 5C with a smaller screened 4 inch iPhone. Today we have more news for you about this mysterious 4 inch device.
After rumors that Cupertino might be working on a smaller screen iPhone to replace the iPhone 5C in its lineup, Japanese sources now claim to have more information about this device. Allegedly, Apple will equip the 4 inch iPhone with a Touch ID sensor as well, a feature that debuted with the launch of the iPhone 5S last year.
Information about Touch ID on the 4 inch iPhone isn't the only thing the Japanese claim to have on the device. Allegedly, Apple also plans to follow a smartphone standardization with the 4 inch iPhone. Three standardization sizes are thought to be under consideration at Cupertino. These are 4 inches, 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches.
If true, and if Apple really has planned a new framework for screen sizes on its devices then a 4 inch iPhone would fit the mix very nicely indeed, and would be a pleasant surprise for all those who prefer to use their devices with one hand and with considerable ease. But its too early to predict anything nevertheless. We'll keep you updated as this develops.