Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone to enter mass production soon, estimated to ship 12M units in 2016
By Mikey Campbell
Friday, February 26, 2016, 09:09 pm PT (12:09 am ET)
A new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple’s widely rumored next-generation 4-inch iPhone is about to enter mass production and is estimated to 12 million units in 2016.
In a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider, Kuo fails to offer a specific timeline on production, but reiterates his previous hardware predictions of an iPhone 5s-esque design, internals similar to an iPhone 6s and a price of $400 to $500.
The most obvious aesthetic difference between the generations-old iPhone 5s and upcoming 4-inch handset will be a so-called “2.5D” cover glass, a reference to the slightly curved display introduced with iPhone 6. Kuo believes Apple will load the unnamed iPhone with an A9 processor, 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and NFC support for touchless Apple Pay transactions.
KGI is forecasting shipments of 12 million units, down from a previous 18 to 20 million units,…
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