It’s about time Apple launches the iPhone Mini next year. We don’t have any inside information and this is really me speculating. Here’s why I think that will happen: iPhone 6 will have a bigger screen than the iPhone 5! This in turn will open space for launching a smaller and more affordable iPhone.
Not everyone likes big devices and Apple wants to serve this community just as well. Plus let’s not forget the emerging (and fast-growing) markets where Apple could pitch this smaller iPhone as a low-cost ticket to the iOS world.
The iPhone Mini could be as big as the iPhone 4 with specs that are on par with the iPhone 4S. Perhaps it will get a faster chip along the way so it can run the iOS 7 apps, and a polycarbonate body to keep the cost down. So by the end of the year we may have the iPhone 6 (or the “new iPhone”) and iPhone Mini available from the Cupertino-based company. If we can take Apple’s history for something, they’re already moving in this direction. What do you think?