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It has been a while since we heard any “iPhone mini” rumors, and now we have one. There were countless rumors and reports throughout 2014 that Apple is going to increase the display size on both iPhone models. That’s exactly what it did. In September we were treated to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with their 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays respectively, these are the largest smartphones that Apple has ever produced. Could the company go back to the old days of 4-inch iPhones? A rumor from Taiwan certainly thinks so.

The rumor, which originates from Taiwan, cites part suppliers for Apple who are claiming that the company will release a new iPhone in 2015 which is going to have a 4-inch display.

The question remains, how will this smartphone fit in Apple’s iPhone lineup? The flagship devices have moved towards larger display sizes which are the market norm now. Apple is also rumored to discontinue the iPhone 5c in 2015 so one really has to wonder how this rumored 4-inch iPhone will fit in the lineup.

Apparently one of the reasons why Apple will launch this device is to appeal to women particularly who might not want to have a larger iPhone, since this one would be easier to control with one-hand. The rumor doesn’t contain any information regarding the specifications of this handset.

Obviously we can’t expect Apple to divulge its future plans, and there’s no comment from the company on this rumor, so it can’t be said for sure if it really is working on a 4-inch iPhone for next year. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

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