Rumours of a 4-inch iPhone for 2016 have been circulating for the best part of a year now. Apparently there is a huge amount of demand for a slightly less expensive 4inch iPhone which is expected to launch later on in 2016, potentially alongside the Apple Watch 2 in April.
Interestingly, though, it MIGHT not be called the iPhone 6c. According to Chinese leak-masters, MyDrivers, the 4in iPhone will apparently be called the iPhone 5e — with the “e” standing for evolved or evolution on from the iPhone 5s, on which it is based.
“It was also said that the iPhone 5e will be limited to two capacities: 16 and 64 gigabytes, lacking the 128-gigabyte options found on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s lineups,” reports Apple Insider. “Monday's report suggests the defining features of the iPhone 5e will be support for Apple Pay, as well as voice over LTE capabilities for higher fidelity audio calls. The device was also said to be priced at 3,288 yuan, which is about $500 U.S.”