With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple finally increased the screen size so they were on par with rival Android phones. However, we could see a smaller, lower end version next year.
Apple Insider received a note from Cowen and Company analyst, Timothy Arcuri, saying Apple could announce three new phones, including the 4-inch ‘iPhone 6s mini’, in 2015. The mini will have similar specs to the 5s but the main difference with the ‘6s mini’ is that it’ll feature the curved edges, which are on the 6 and 6 Plus.
He also highlighted the ‘6s mini’ could include “purpose-built low cost components” from Qualcomm. So if this proves to be the correct information about the phone, it would be seen as a replacement to the 5c because of its lower end specs.
Arcuri’s information can not always be reliable however. He correctly predicted some of the 6’s details in January but he was not right in saying the 6 Plus would have a better processor.