It looks like Apple is going to add yet another smartphone to its annual lineup. The company released its first 5.5-inch smartphone last year alongside the traditional 4.7-inch variant but, if reports from Asia are to be believed, the company is planning to release a 4-inch smartphone this year as well as the other two variants.
The latest scuttlebutt out of East Asia claims Apple has plans to release a total of three new iPhone models during its annual refresh cycle in the second half of the year, one of which will incorporate a 4-inch display. According to hit-or-miss publication DigiTimes reports Apple’s 2015 iPhone lineup will consist of the usual “S” designation, which brings evolutionary changes like processor speed bumps, alongside a brand new “C” class. Industry sources are reportedly referring to Apple’s supposed next-generation 4-inch device as the “iPhone 6C,” a take on the low-end, polycarbonate-bodied iPhone 5c that debuted in 2013. As an entry-level product, the 6C is rumored to run on current generation A8 system-on-chip silicon, while the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones will run an unannounced A9 chip.